Private lessons are available
at all skill levels.
Your instruction may start with a Sunfish, a
Capri 16.5, or the very stable and exciting WindRider 17 Trimaran. Later
your lessons may move on to another boat as your skills progress.
Depending on the weather, the last part of your lessons may be sailing out
to an island and back with the instructor in one boat and the student in
For many newbies it is recommended that you start on a Sunfish. Often, for
the first hour of instruction, the student will be in shallow water, while the coach goes over basic parts
of a sailboat, rigging, basic sailing theory, turning (tacking and
jibing), points of sail, avoiding a capsize, capsize recovery, getting out
of a stall and more.
After a very short break, the second hour may
be spent with coach and the student sailing on the same boat, while the
student is in control of both the tiller and the sail. The third hour may
be spent on two sailboats with the student sailing on his/her own,
as the instructor follows and coaches the student. Additional sessions may be scheduled to cover advanced
techniques, such as man overboard drills and most of all, feeling the
enjoyment and magic of sailing.
$80 for a Sunfish, plus $60 an hour for the instructor.
$120 for a larger sailboat, plus $60 an hour for coach.
Click for a PDF file providing a list of basic
Terms & Techniques
Purchase the Small Sailboat Pocket Manual ($12.00)
The sailing made simple guide is a 50-page PDF file.
It is designed for
your PC, tablet, and smartphone.
What to bring with you:
Water Shoes, Sunscreen, Drinks, Cash or Check.