Here’s your chance to take the helm and “sail away” in your own 14’ long sloop!
Appropriate for ages 14 and up, this course teaches all the basics needed to get you out on the water, safely maneuvering your sailboat (a Capri dinghy) around the Lake. In addition, after successfully completing the course, students receive certification so they can rent boats on their own.
Tacking and jibing (turning), sail trim, nomenclature, knots, and water safety are among the subjects covered in this fast-paced and exhilarating course taught by experienced, certified instructors.
And, the price of the Level I course includes a 1-hour private lesson, which you can schedule within the 2 weeks following completion of the class.
You’ll learn the following skills:
- • Basic Knowledge of Weather Conditions, Shallow Areas & Hazards
- • Basic Vocabulary, Wind Awareness, Safety Position
- • Basic Steering, Tacking, Controlled Jibe
- • Sail Trim – Sheeting/Trimming In & Out, Going Straight
- • Right of Way, Launching & Docking, and more…
Completion of Introductory Sailing course and the accompanying 1-hour private lesson awards a rental card which allows you to rent the Caatalina Capri 14.2 sailboats on Shoreline Lake. If you're looking to continue developing your sailing knowledge and skills, the next step is earning your internationally recognized U.S. Sailing Small Boat Sailor certification.
U.S. Sailing certification requires completion of the Intermediate Sailing course. We offer a package which includes Introductory Sailing and Intermediate Sailing (including the 1-hour private lesson and 1-hour sailboat rental already included with each of these courses, respectively) plus an additional 4 hours of rental for a total of $695.
What To Bring
Students should bring comfortable clothes, a jacket or layers, a towel and change of clothes, lots of sun protection, a lanyard to secure your glasses, a bottle of water, and shoes that stay on your feet.
Important: Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your class to check in.
|Sailing: Level I||2 day class 9:00am-1:00pm 1 hr private lesson||$325|
Want to purchase as a gift? Or, to have a pre-paid option available? Shoreline offers gift cards that can be used any time. Just contact the Boathouse (at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.965.7474), and we’ll get you set up.