Sail Course

Our Sail course is an in-depth introduction to sailing for the non-sailor. You will learn basic boat designs, rigging and sail processes. The course proceeds into the physical aspects of sailing, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of more difficult sailing conditions, navigation rules, and an introduction to heavy weather sailing.

Our next course starts on Monday, Feb 4th at the Britannia Yachting Center which is located at 81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768.


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The class meets each Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM  for eight weeks.

Course Outline

  • Types of sailboat rigs and hull shapes, including sail configurations and standing rigging

  • Wind and water forces affecting sailboat stability and balance

  • Sail shape and tuning the standing rig

  • Steering and helmsmanship

  • Sailing upwind, downwind and spinnaker handling   

  • Heavy weather sailing and storm conditions

  • Boat operations including docking, anchoring and safety issues

This course will start on Feb 4th and meet from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Brittania Yachting Center  

The fee for the course is $95 for Power Squadron Members and $150 for non-members  

Just Enter Your Name, Email and "Sail" in the Subject Line in the Form Below and Click Send. We will get in touch with you.

Tel: 631-824-7128

Neptune Sail & Power Squadron

P.O. Box 639

Huntington, NY 11743