Don't let the kids have all the fun! Have you always wanted to learn to sail? Now's your chance.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will set you up with one of our experienced adult sailors to arrange lessons that work for you!
NLSS, Board President
Introductions, Course Goals
What makes a sailboat go? (and how to stop)
Terminology and boat parts
Hull, Keel designs, Steerage, Rudders
Rigging – standing, running
Sails – parts, design
Wind – true, apparent, points of sail, luffing
Knots you need to know (and do)
Lifejackets and other essentials
Weather – to sail or not to sail, and what to bring?
Capsizing – what to do
How to Rig a sailboat (including stepping a mast and launching)
Tacking, Jibing, luffing
Review and Q&A of session 1 topics
Sail trim, boat balance
Points of sail: reaches, upwind, downwind
More tacking, jibing
Basic Right-of-Way Rules
Simple race rules, courses, and start sequence
More sailing and a Practice Race or two!