Sailing Instruction is customized for each person to ensure a pleasant and safe sailing experience. Captain Jay can usually teach a new student to comfortably sail a Sunfish in three to four hours. A 3-hour lesson is $240. $280 for two students at the same time. Jay will make a special trip to Bimini Bay just to work with you. Please arrive for your appointments on time or be sure to call if a delay or an emergency occurs.
The First Hour of instruction is often taught with the student 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 will be spent with the 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 will often be spent with the student sailing on his/her own, as the instructor coaches the student(s) from a central location or follows on a kayak.
An additional hour or an additional session may be scheduled to head out the channel into the beautiful Tampa Bay and cover additional techniques such as advanced Sail Trim, man/woman or object Overboard Drills, planning for Emergencies, Aids to Navigation, Right of Way Rules, Anchoring Tips, Returning to port,... and most of all, an opportunity to feel the enjoyment and magic of sailing.
Cost for Sailboat Lessons:
$240 for a 3-hour lesson. $280 for two students at the same time.
Cost for 1-hour Lesson on Knots:
$40 for one or two students.
Deck cleat, Bowline, Sheet Bend, Figure 8, Hitch, Slip Knot...
Download Free 12-page PDF tutorial file covering the Main Parts of a Sailboat, Directions on a Boat, Sails and Rigging. See SmallSailboats.Net
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What to bring with you:
Hat, Sunscreen, Drinks, a small Snack, Water Shoes