Don't let the kids have all the fun! Have you always wanted to learn to sail? Now's your chance.
NLSS board president Charles Luebke will provide Adult Learn to Sail Classes in a sailing school boat. He can tailor the three, private two-hour on the water sessions to your needs and interests. The price is $100 for the three lesson package.
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!