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Sail Course

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.

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 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  

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