Learn to Sail Program
Our Learn to Sail Program is complete for the 2017 season. Check back for 2018 dates!
Adult Learn to Sail
This basic sailing course is designed for beginners with no sailing experience. The classroom instruction begins with an emphasis on safety and the theory of how sails work. The rest of the course follows the process of “going sailing”, and covers maintenance, rigging, launching, sailing upwind and downwind, starting and stopping, right-of-way, and docking. Each student then receives on the water training to solidify their skills. The class includes a club racing membership.
Youth Learn to Sail
The Jacomo Sailing Club is launching a unique youth sailing program for students 14 - 18 years of age. It will be a “Learn To Sail” format that contains STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) applications and includes environmental considerations.
The content is designed to complement what the student is learning in school. Many of these applications come from curriculum developed by U.S. Sailing and the U.S. Sailing Hall of Fame. Examples of topics include: Weather and Wind; Buoyancy; Various Math and Measurement Problems; Geometry; Machine Efficiency; and Reducing Surface Tension and Drag. Sailing is a “Green” sport, so environmental concern and care is emphasized.
Registration and payment are required in advance.