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Intermediate Sailing

Intermediate Sailing

Improve your skills on the water and earn an internationally recognized US Sailing certification!

Appropriate for ages 14 and up, this course teaches the skills to take part in racing (dinghy and larger) and qualifies students to attend Shoreline’s race clinics.

The course includes all necessary equipment. Shoreline’s experienced, certified coaches will help you refine your boat-handling, teach you capsize recovery techniques, work with you in man overboard drills, and expand your knowledge of self-rescue, sail tuning, and hull dynamics.

The Level II course also includes a 1-hour private lesson, which can be scheduled after completing the course.

Prerequisites: Students should be capable of treading water and swimming 100 yards, in addition to possessing at least Level I sailing skills (an intro to sailing class) – or 3 hours of private instruction and 2 hours of rental practice.

You’ll learn the following skills:

  • • Sail Theory – Lift vs. Stall, Slot effect
  • • Heel Control – Adjusting Sail Shape, Hiking, Feathering
  • • Sail Shape Controls – Outhaul, Cunningham
  • • Helmsmanship – Sailing the Close Hauled Groove, Upwind Efficiency
  • • Wind Shifts – Predict the Change, React Efficiently
  • • Helm control – Rudderless Sailing, Using the Sails and Hull Trim to Turn
  • • Apparent Wind, Man Overboard Recovery, Review Right of Way, and more…

Certification Package

We offer a package which includes Introductory Sailing and Intermediate Sailing (including the 1-hour private lesson already included with each of these courses) plus an additional 4 hours of rental for a total of $1,150.

What To Bring

Students should bring comfortable clothes, a jacket or fleece, a towel and change of clothes, lots of sun protection, a lanyard to secure their glasses around their heads, a bottle of water, and non-skid/non-marking shoes (tennis shoes, dock shoes, or Teva sandals work great).

Important: Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your class to check in.

Session Times Price
Sailing: Level II 2 day class 1:30pm-5:30pm
1 hr private lesson
  • Spring 2024
  • February 17-18
  • March 2-3
  • March 16-17
  • March 30-31
  • April 13-14
  • April 27-28
  • May 11-12
  • Summer 2024
  • June 1-2
  • June 15-16
  • July 13-14
  • July 27-28
  • August 10-11
  • August 24-25
  • September 7-8
  • Fall 2024
  • September 21-22
  • October 5-6
  • October 19-20
  • November 2-3

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Directions to Our Facility

Want to purchase as a gift? Shoreline offers gift cards that can be used any time. E-gift cards can be ordered online. You can also contact the Boathouse (at or 650.965.7474), and we’ll get you set up. Please note, gift cards are currently not usable when registering online for classes and must be redeemed over the phone or in person.