If you're a beginner learning to sail, the Rudder Club has the instruction you need to learn the art of sailing.
2013 Class Sessions
Class sessions are two weekends, both Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm, with an introductory session held the Friday evening prior to the first weekend class from 7pm to 8:30pm. The following class sessions are available:
- April 13/14 & 27/28
- May 11/12 & 18/19
- June 22/23 & 29/30
- July 27/28 & Aug 3/4
- September 7/8 & 14/15
The Adult Sailing class is designed to introduce beginners to the art of sailing. By the end of the class, students will be able to operate a small boat in inland waters in light to medium wind and water conditions. The emphasis is on practical sailing skills.
Whether in its solitude or in its shared social experiences, sailing is a balance between the sailor and his environment. We hope you begin a lifetime of sailing here, at the Rudder Club.
Each class will consist of one classroom session on Friday evening before the first weekend session. Two weekends in a row will be dedicated to practicing on the water.
A typical weekend session will begin at 9am with an overview of the days sailing theory. There will be a lunch break which, depending on the wind conditions, will last from thirty minutes to an hour. Students are asked to bring their lunch. After lunch, there will be an analysis of the mornings drill and the briefing for the afternoon lesson. The boats will be off the water, de-rigged and stored by 4pm.
Sailors are asked to bring their own Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs). We ask that these PFDs are Type III (vest style jacket). Each session will include a capsize drill in the Clubs marina. A change of clothes, towel and bathing suit along with a packed lunch should be brought each Saturday and Sunday session.
Each participant must fill out and submit an application.
Please click here to download an Application
or contact the Rudder Club for more information.
EACH PARTICIPANT MUST WEAR A COAST GUARD APPROVED TYPE III LIFE JACKET. (NOTHING AT THE BACK OF THE NECK)For more information, go to the Sailing Class FAQ.