Course Descriptions


Sailing is one of the oldest and most popular water sports in the world. Millions of people around the world enjoy sailing every year, and if you’ve ever dreamed of being part of this exciting community, then our Introduction to Sailing class can help you get started! This full-day course is designed for beginners who have never sailed before or who have little experience on small boats.

Sailing Course Description

Sailing is an exciting, exhilarating activity that is enjoyed by many people around the world. However, it can also be a very dangerous sport if you don’t know how to properly handle your boat or are not careful of where you sail.

The Sailing Course will teach you all the skills needed to become a competent sailor!

You’ll learn:

  • What sailing is and how to do it yourself safely
  • Basic sailing terminology and vocabulary so that you understand what your crew mates are saying when they give orders on-board ship
  • How to navigate using GPS systems and other modern navigation methods (this could be especially helpful if your phone dies while boating)


This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to successfully operate a small sailing craft.

Course objectives:

  • To introduce the student to sailing techniques and procedures, including sail trimming theory, sail handling, verbal commands and signals, personal safety measures, navigation rules and regulations;
  • To discuss in detail all aspects of sailboat design and construction;
  • To familiarize students with the various types of auxiliary propulsion systems for sailing vessels;
  • To provide practical experience through on board training using modern rigged boats with auxiliary power units (APUs);

Course learning environment: A variety of courses will focus on both theoretical studies and practical application in a controlled environment.


This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about sailing and to develop the skills required to enjoy sailing in a variety of conditions. Students will be given an opportunity to:

  • Learn how to sail in a variety of conditions
  • Develop their seamanship, navigation, boat handling, and racing skills

Sail-training Experience and Instructional Goals

A valuable component of your sailing course is the sail training experience. You will gain skills and knowledge by learning to operate a small sailboat safely in a variety of conditions on the water. You will develop an understanding of how to handle a sailing vessel, as well as how to navigate safely through all aspects of your training, including mooring procedures and emergency situations.

Learning Environment, Philosophy, and Pedagogy

The learning environment at the sailing school is informal, but structured and supportive. Each student must be engaged in the learning process, take responsibility for their own learning and contribute to the collective effort of other students. Instructors will be experienced sailors who are also highly qualified teachers.

Course/Program Details

This course is for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of sailing. The course includes an introduction to boat safety and procedures, a review of basic navigation tools and techniques, and instruction on the fundamentals of sailing. Students are taught how to properly rig their boat, prepare it for launch, cast off lines and safely navigate the waterway to arrive at their destination.

Code of Conduct

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants, the following code of conduct applies to all students:

  • Respect for Nature: Do not disturb wildlife or plants.
  • Respect for Others: Be considerate and respectful of other people’s rights and personal space.
  • Respect for Your Vessel and Equipment: Treat them with care so they will last longer than you do!

Required Gear

  • Rum to celebrate a successful sail.

Recommended Reading and Resources

  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sailing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Sailing by John Rousmaniere and David Seidman. This book is a great introductory guide for beginners and provides good information about different types of sailing, equipment and safety.
  • The Cruising Handbook by William S. Keese. This is another great resource for anyone looking to learn more about sailing or who wants information on how to charter a boat or buy their own boat. It covers everything from learning how to sail safely without getting into an accident (which can be very expensive!) all the way through how you can keep yourself safe while traveling around the world on your own boat with your family!
  • How To Sail A Small Boat by Charles Platt gives detailed instructions on how best learn this sport while also covering topics like navigation skills as well as tips regarding long term planning when traveling abroad by sea rather than air!


You will learn:

  • How to read the weather
  • What you can expect from the weather (the good, the bad and the ugly)
  • How to plan your trip accordingly.


In conclusion, the sailing course is a fun and educational way to learn about sailing. It is designed for people who want to learn more about the sport of sailing and are looking for some excitement in their lives. If you are interested in taking this course then please contact us today!