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Adults Learn to Sail

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.

Contact Charles Luebke

NLSS, Board President

Phone: 414-801-7264

Sample Session 1:

Land:
Introductions, Course Goals
Instructors background
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

Dockside:
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)

Water:
Getting underway
Tacking, Jibing, luffing
Crewing, Skippering
Docking/Mooring/Anchoring
Unrigging/proper storage

Sample Session 2:

Land:
Review and Q&A of session 1 topics

Water:
Sail trim, boat balance
Points of sail: reaches, upwind, downwind
More tacking, jibing
Towing
Docking

Sample Session 3:

Land:
Basic Right-of-Way Rules
Simple race rules, courses, and start sequence

Water:
Sailing!
Rounding Buoys
More sailing and a Practice Race or two!