Adult lessons, a six hour course, are on Saturdays. Lessons are divided into Shore School and On the Water Instruction.
Shore School takes place in the morning from 11-12. Session I is a Shore School which covers rigging, wind awareness, points of sail, self rescue. In the afternoon the on the water portion of the lesson takes place.
On the Water Instruction includes basic sailing instruction, covering general boating safety, tacking and jibing, leaving and returning to the dock.
Adults have busy lives and therefore can choose to divide their six hours across all open Saturdays. Shore School and On the Water Instruction can be completed over a period of available Saturdays. For example do Shore School one Saturday and finish the On the Water Instruction another Saturday. Due to the dam repair and lower water levels this summer we will ONLY be using the single and 2 person smaller boats which will range from Sunfish, FJ’s and 420’s (when they are available). Adults can also learn on one of our Lasers, a singlehanded high performance dinghy.
All adult sessions are $150 for six hours of instruction. When you have completed the course you will be eligible to rent sailboats on Saturdays. There is a damage deposit, fee and rental agreement for all rentals.
• Students who have completed at least one week of classes will be able to rent the boats they learned in.
• Renters who have not attended classes will be asked to demonstrate competency in order to take out boats. You also must be able to swim and sign a statement as such. A deposit for adults who are renting is required. There is a checklist that will allow you to acquire different ratings in order to use the different boats we own, from a Bug, Opti, FJ, 420, Laser, Snipe, IC, Blue Jay, Catamarans, to Lightnings. Availability of boats depends on adult lessons, or scheduled use.