Please review the session you want to register for and contact us to work through scheduling options. Note: We have a two person minimum for all of our Keelboat courses.
All courses are taught at the Port Angeles Yacht Club located at 1305 Marine Dr in Port Angeles, Washington and aboard the lesson boats.
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Keelboat Level 1
Learn parts of the boat, points of sail, sail theory, sailing windward and downwind, steering, and basic knots. Also included will be safety on the water and crew overboard practice drills. (15 hours total instruction time)
Learn advanced sail trim, tacking, gybing, rules of the road and basic navigation. Also included will be heavy weather sailing tactics, line handling, and docking. (15 hours total instruction time) Prerequisite: Basic Keelboat Level 1.
This course continues on the knowledge gained in our keelboat courses. Students will continue to learn docking, mooring and anchoring techniques, heavy weather sailing (reefing), overboard rescue, and knowledge of basic boating systems. In addition, the students will plan an overnight trip, provisioning the boat and cooking aboard. This course exposes the student to the benefits of cruising this magnificent area in a safe and structured environment. (15 hours total instruction time)
This keelboat course is taught by women for women and focuses on simple solutions to successful sailing. It includes times spent in the classroom and on the water practicing skills and concepts learned. In all this will include no less than 15 hours of total instruction both on and off the water.
You can jump aboard one of the program boats with a licensed captain and US Sailing instructor to participate in the weekly sailboat races. Your 'Coach' will help you review basics of sailing and start to learn more about the dynamic of racing. Each event lasts about 2 hrs long and generally follows with a debrief at the Port Angeles Yacht Club. Race start times are 6PM and participants are expected to be at the boat by 5:15 to prep the boat and be ready to be off the dock by 5:30. *Events are weather dependent and if there is a small craft advisory or higher the instructor may cancel the outing for safety reasons. If canceled then we'll roll your fee over to a future race.
Ever dreamed of gliding through the water, salt spray in your face, in control of your own sailboat? This course is open to all levels but is intended as an introduction to sailing in small boats, or dinghies. Our fleet is comprised of Vanguard 15’s, a fast and fun 2 person dinghy. You will learn how to rig and launch the boats, how to perform basic maneuvers safely, and how to tie the relevant knots. With a little practice and the right conditions you may even get to experience the magic of planing under sail! Even though these boats serve well for training new sailors, they do require some balance, agility, and fitness to sail in stronger winds. We will also teach you how to right your boat after a capsize! Classes are weather dependent and may be limited to onshore only if too severe. Lifejackets and wetsuits will be required by all participants.