Our Sail course is an in-depth introduction to sailing. You will learn basic boat designs, rigging, and sail processes. The course proceeds into the physical aspects of sailing, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, navigation rules, and an introduction to heavy-weather sailing.
Our next course starts on Tuesday, Mar 7, 2023.
The class meets each Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for six weeks.
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 meets at the Harbor Boating Club, 323 W Shore Rd, Huntington
except 3/21 is at the Britannia Yachting Center, 81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport
The fee for the course is $90 for Power Squadron Members and $125 for non-members