Sailing
 

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The program adopts a multi-faceted approach to youth training, based on a multi-level program that uses seamanship skills to develop confident sailors and evaluate individual progress.
 
The main boat used for youth sailing classes is the ‘Optimist’, which is the internationally recognized boat for such purposes. The ‘Optimist’ dinghy sailboat, continues to be the fastest growing, one-design, international class sailboat, used for teaching children under 15 years to sail in a competitive sailing world.
 
After the age of 15, children are promoted to continue sailing and racing on ‘Lasers’, a boat that can take them through adulthood if they wish.
 
Our programs offer an opportunity for the youth of the community to sail and race sailboats in a safe, fun and enriching environment; In addition, it allows them to perform in a sport, both individually and as part of a team. Our commitment to safety, quality equipment, and training excellence is demonstrated by the many active sailors who participated in sailing and gained higher levels throughout the years.
 
The International ‘Laser’ Class sailboat, also called ‘Laser Standard’ and the ‘Laser One’, is a popular, one-design class, of small sailing dinghy. According to the ‘Laser Class’ rules, the boat may be sailed by either one or two people.
 
The ‘Laser’ is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. The ‘Laser’ also provides very competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment.
 
Able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. Auxiliary power operation is not required

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In this fun and interactive course you will learn sailboat basics, including sailing terminology, commands used at the helm, and how the sails move the boat forward.

STUDY MATERIALS:

 Sailing Made Easy Textbook

Upon Completion:

You will receive the official ASA Logbook signed by your instructor, an ASA 101 Certification Sticker.

 
Able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation

  PREREQUISITES:

 ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

 ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

STUDY MATERIALS:

 Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Textbook

Upon Completion:

You will receive the official ASA Logbook signed by your instructor, an ASA 103 Certification Sticker.

 
Able to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship

 



  PREREQUISITES:

 ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

STUDY MATERIALS:

 Coastal Cruising Made Easy Textbook

Upon Completion:

 You will receive the official ASA Logbook signed by your instructor, an ASA 103 Certification Sticker.