This course is for non-sailors and novice sailors who want to learn how to sail a small boat in mild conditions. The course consists of 4 hours of classroom instruction, a 1-hour boat rigging demo, and two on-the-water sessions. The course is held at the Birmingham Sailing Club on Lake Logan Martin near Pell City. The classroom sessions cover sailing basics and safety and is taught by a U.S. Sailing certified instructor. The on-the-water sessions are hands-on (in boats) under the supervision of experienced skippers. Each participant will receive the book, Start Sailing Right, which was developed by U.S. Sailing and the Red Cross to teach beginners.
The course is taught over a weekend, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday and from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. It is normally taught twice a year, in spring and fall.
If you have questions, please contact: Jack Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Scheduled Class:
Location: Birmingham Sailing Club on Logan Martin Lake near Pell City.
Schedule: Saturday 9am-4pm
Ages 15 and up (12-14 if enrolled with a parent or guardian)
$60 per person (including book). Bring your own lunches.