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BASIC COASTAL CRUISING

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Basic Coastal Cruising
A Big Boat Sailing Fundamentals Course

Gain knowledge and build confidence for sailing a cruising keelboat!

Learn how to skipper an inboard auxiliary-powered sloop in moderate conditions. Classes are taught aboard our Hunter 33’ sloop based out of Salem Harbor.

Curriculum Includes:

  • Review of Sailing Theory

  • Cruising Sailboat Terminology

  • Basic Boat Systems

  • Auxiliary Engine Operation

  • Docking Maneuvers

  • Sail Trim

  • Navigation Rules, Collision Avoidance

  • Anchoring

  • Weather Forecast Interpretation

  • Safety and Seamanship

Maximum of 4 students per class

Skill / Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Sailor

Note: Private family classes available that can allow for a mix of sailing abilities!

Your will sail aboard S/V Mashauwomuk, a comfortable and fast Hunter 33' out of Salem Harbor.  For more information on this boat click here

We require that this course is preceded by a basic sailing course and/or the student has basic sailing capabilities and knowledge.

DAILY SCHEDULE:

  • Friday - Saturday - Sunday

  • 10am - 1130pm - Morning Land-Based Classroom

  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm - On-the-water Class

COST:  $899 per person

REQUIREMENTS:

We require that this course is preceded by a basic sailing course and/or the student has basic sailing capabilities and knowledge.

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Gain your Basic Cruising Certification in one weekend!

Your weekend class will include a written test and practical assessment.

Prequisite:

Students taking this class are required to have completed a US Sailing Basic Keelboat class having gained their certification.

Why choose this option?

  • Gaining certification will enhance your competence and will provide you with a roadmap to achieve your sailing goals..

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BIG BOAT SAILING - PRIVATE ADVANCED TRAINING

(Inboard Aux Sailboats 30’+)

Are you an experienced sailor who is looking to boost your confidence and increase your sailing skills in certain areas?   Our big boat refresher class is for you!

Spend a half or full day with Capt. James Waddell aboard our Hunter 33’ and benefit from customized curriculum personalized to your sailing goals.

Popular topics include boat handling under power, safe sail handling, trip planning, navigation refresher and much more.

COST: $125 per hour per student, 3 hour minimum