offer or conduct accredited sailing classes.
If you wish to learn how to sail, we
recommend that you contact your local American Sailing Academy (ASA) school and
sign up for classes.
What can I do to get started right
Here are some FREE online courses
that we recommend, to get anyone that is NOT familiar with sailing a good
starting foundation before you hit the water. These include learning about
the various parts of the sailboat, rules of the waterways, and sailing
Q: Who should take
A: If any one of the following describes you, this
course is for you!
I have never been sailing.
Iíve been sailing a couple
of times as someoneís guest, but I couldnít tell you the difference
between a close tack and a broad reach.
Iím not interested in
taking a sailing class at this time, but I would like to know enough
to be helpful on a sailboat.
Iíve enrolled in a
basic sailing class, but Iíd like to get a solid head start before
my first on-the-water lesson.
After completing this
course, youíll understand how a sailboat works, the common commands
used to steer one and some basic sailing terminology. Youíll not
only get the most out of your time on the water, but also be able to
actively participate in the magic of sailing!
Q: How long will it take to
complete the course? A: Anywhere from about 30 to 45 minutes.
Q: Do I need any books or other study materials? A: No, the course is fully self-contained. You can start the course
at any time and do some or all of it at a time
"This sailing course is designed
to present basic and advanced information about keel sailboats and
sailing in US waters. This course is not designed to substitute for the
US SAILING certification course or on-the-water training by a sailing
instructor, but may be used as one of the tools in preparation for
taking a certified course or in continuing your sailing education. "