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500 Washington Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07310
PHONE: 201-626-3210

 

 

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Course Description
Basic Sailing is for those who are new to the sport or those with a minimum amount of sailing experience. The goal of this extensive 21 hour course is to provide a firm foundation of sailing skills and knowledge which will enable the student to confidently sail a 24' to 30' keelboat in moderate wind and sea conditions. Basic Sailing is taught aboard J/24 sloops with a maximum of 4 students per boat.

Weekend And Weekday Course Formats
Basic Sailing consists of three 3 hour classroom sessions and two 6 hour sailing sessions. One classroom orientation session is scheduled prior to the first sailing session. This "Classroom First" method gives students the opportunity to absorb concepts such as sailing theory, terminology, nomenclature, points of sail, knot tying, right of way rules, chart reading & buoy systems before they get out on the water. By first having a firm understanding of the theory involved in sailing, students can maximize their time spent on the water practicing boat handling skills.

Course Includes:

• Basic Keelboat Textbook
• All Course Materials
 

Topics Include:

• Parts Of The Boat
• Terminology
• Sailing Theory
• Rigging The Boat
• Tacking & Jibing
• Points Of Sail
• Sail Trim
• True & Apparent Wind
• Knots
• Right Of Way Rules
• Man Overboard Recovery
• Reefing & Heaving-To
• Buoyage Systems
• Docking
• Engine Operation
• Safety Gear


Prerequisite: None
Cost: $720 per person.
$525 each for two persons
$475 each for three persons
$450 each for four or more
Weekend OR Weekday Classes Available

True North Sailing School offers two Basic Sailing Course Formats 
Note: You can choose either a WEEKEND sailing format (Sailing on Saturday & Sunday) or a WEEKDAY sailing format (Sailing on Wednesday & Thursday) but please note that ALL Basic Sailing Courses both weekend and weekday begin with a Monday evening classroom orientation. All Section 1 & 2 course dates are Weekends and all Section 3 & 4 course dates are Weekdays.

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Basic Sailing Course Start Dates

SECTION A – 1 May 12, 17 & 18
SECTION A – 2 May 12, 24 & 25
SECTION A – 3 May 12, 14 & 15
SECTION A – 4 May 12, 21 & 22

SECTION B – 1 May 26, 31 & June 1
SECTION B – 2 May 26, June 7 & 8
SECTION B – 3 May 26, 28 & 29
SECTION B – 4 May 26, June 4 & 5

SECTION C – 1 June 9, 14 & 15
SECTION C – 2 June 9, 21 & 22
SECTION C – 3 June 9, 11 & 12
SECTION C – 4 June 9, 18 & 19

SECTION D – 1 June 23, 28 & 29
SECTION D – 2 June 23, July 5 & 6
SECTION D – 3 June 23, 25 & 26
SECTION D – 4 June 23, July 2 & 3

SECTION E – 1 July 7, 12 & 13
SECTION E – 2 July 7, 19 & 20
SECTION E – 3 July 7, 9 & 10
SECTION E – 4 July 7, 16 & 17

SECTION F – 1 July 21, 26 & 27
SECTION F – 2 July 21, Aug. 2 & 3
SECTION F – 3 July 21, 23 & 24
SECTION F – 4 July 21, 30 & 31

SECTION G – 1 Aug. 4, 9 & 10
SECTION G – 2 Aug. 4, 16 & 17
SECTION G – 3 Aug. 4, 6 & 7
SECTION G – 4 Aug. 4, 13 & 14

SECTION H – 1 Aug. 18, 23 & 24
SECTION H – 2 Aug. 18, 30 & 31
SECTION H – 3 Aug. 18, 20 & 21
SECTION H – 4 Aug. 18, 27 & 28

SECTION I – 1 Sept. 1, 6 & 7
SECTION I – 2 Sept. 1, 13 & 14
SECTION I – 3 Sept. 1, 3 & 4
SECTION I – 4 Sept. 1, 10 & 11

SECTION J – 1 Sept. 15, 20 & 21
SECTION J – 2 Sept. 15, 27 & 28
SECTION J – 3 Sept. 15, 17 & 18
SECTION J – 4 Sept. 15, 24 & 25

SECTION K – 1 Sept. 29, Oct. 4 & 5
SECTION K – 2 Sept. 29, Oct. 11 & 12
SECTION K – 3 Sept. 29, Oct. 1 & 2
SECTION K – 4 Sept. 29, Oct. 8 & 9


Weekend Basic Sailing Course Format
Session 1:
Monday

Session 2:
Saturday


Sessions 3:
Sunday

3 Hours Classroom 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


6 Hours Sailing, 8.00a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Lunch Break
3 Hours Classroom 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

6 Hours Sailing, 8.00a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Lunch Break
3 Hours Classroom 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Weekday Basic Sailing Course Format

Session 1:
Monday

Session 2:
Wednesday


Sessions 3:
Thursday

3 Hours Classroom  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


6 Hours Sailing, 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Lunch Break
3 Hours Classroom 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

6 Hours Sailing, 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Lunch Break
3 Hours Classroom 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


   
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