Introduction to Crewing on a Sailboat. A Course for Beginner Sailors

This is event is for paid CSA members only.

 

In recognition of the fact that many new members are novice sailors and many existing members are not familiar with all the skipper’s boats, CSA is offering a day with a skipper or 2 in which members can be introduced to basic sailing techniques and also become more familiar with the skipper’s boats and the parts of a sailboat, in general. The objective of the learning sessions will be to teach CSA members how to be an effective crew member. This learning session will be held at the White Rocks Marina where Hal (and maybe another Skipper if enough people sign up) will have his boat at the end of one of the piers. The first part of the session will be conducted on a boat while it’s at dock with the skipper explaining the parts of a boat and how to use and operate each part. They will also explain what the crew is expected to do during each of the sailing maneuvers (tacking , jibing, docking, etc.) and how to do each job. After the first part of a session, there will be a break for lunch at Mike's Crab House located next to the Marina and then the second part of the session will be conducted while sailing on the water with the skipper and crew practicing all the techniques they learned in the first part of the session.

 

 

So come out for a day of sailing that will combine learning about sailing, a social (everyone will eat lunch together at Mike's Crab House) and a day on the water. There is no charge for the course. It is being offered by the generosity of the skippers  interested in helping beginning sailors become comfortable with sailing.

 

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  • Ginny M.

    I enjoyed the sailing lessons today . It was a nice time to get aquainted with all the new members. Thank you to the skippers that devoted their time to help us get familiar w/ the "ropes".

    August 26, 2012

  • Ginny M.

    One star deduction for a very rainy afternoon of wishing we were sailing; watching the rain pour down, as we enjoyed a wonderful time of getting to know one another at Mike's Restaurant at the Marina. Enjoyed the morning w/ skippers and Carole Ann, learning some basics of sailing.

    August 26, 2012

  • effielevner

    I found this introductory course very interesting. We were able to enter the boat and see the inside of the boat and learn about safety precaution during sailing. I feel there is so much more I would like to learn about sailing and looking forward to more courses for beginners.
    I found the method of teaching good.

    August 26, 2012

  • Edward J.

    At this time it appears that by after lunch it will be good sailing

    August 26, 2012

  • Hal

    The rain looks as though it will end by 10:30. The Learning Session is still on rain or shine! We will meet at the restaurant at 10:30.

    August 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am really disappointed to awaken to a backyard with enough water to move the sailing lesson up here. What are the plans for the day now that this weather has moved in?

    August 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Ed,
    I think I've had some problems emailing you... in case you don't get my most recent email, I am still able to go this Sunday! I'm really excited! Thanks for everyone who is putting this together! This should be a really great learning experience!! See you guys Sunday!
    Kathleen

    August 24, 2012

  • Hal

    We should be back at the docks between 4 & 5 PM.

    August 24, 2012

  • Eliezer

    When are we going to be done. I have plans for the evening.

    August 24, 2012

  • Ginny M.

    Hi, I am going to pay my dues again and try to rearrange my schedule to be at this event. Sounds very helpfull, and fun.

    August 17, 2012

  • Edward J.

    Great Ron. I am happy you can make it.

    August 9, 2012

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