Sailing Fundamentals 2-day
Our Sailing Fundamentals two day course is a great primer for the person who wants to discover the exciting sport of sailing or become a more competent and helpful crew without committing to a full-length course. Taught aboard our fun and sporty J/80’s, and typically in a Saturday-Sunday format, our curriculum presents key elements of sailing including terminology, steering and basic sail trim. You will complete this class with the knowledge and confidence to competently crew or steer (under a skipper’s guidance) in protected waters in light to moderate conditions.
Who should take this course?
Everyone! This course is the best way to get the basic knowledge required to become a capable crew member and discover sailing. Whether you are new to sailing or returning to the sport, this class gets you started on the right track.
What will I learn?
Wind awareness, points of sail, sail trim, boat handling including steering, tacking and gybing, knots, docking and departing, and heaving-to.
The course comes with a certificate of completion from J World Annapolis. This course is also equivalent to the first two days of our US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification course, and you may choose to continue your education by completing the additional training days at a later date.
How will I spend my time?
This two-day class runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. One hour classroom time and 13 hours of on the water training.
How do I register?
This class is offered every weekend from April 1 to November 1, and is also available in a Monday-Tuesday format. Our online calendar lists the weekend dates – but if you want to enroll in a Monday-Tuesday date, give us a call and we’ll make that happen!
What should I bring?
Comfortable weather appropriate clothing, athletic shoes, and plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. You can order lunches from our local deli or bring your own!
Check on our calendar for a list of scheduled course dates