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Basic Sailing Overview
At the heart of the SEAS Monmouth sailing education program is the Basic Sailing course. This course teaches you everything you need to know to begin sailing, through a blend of classroom theory and practical water sessions. No prior sailing or boating experience is necessary; the only requirements are a desire to learn the fine art of sailing and the ability to swim.
Over the course of four evening classroom sessions (Monday and Thursday for two consecutive weeks, 7:00 to 9:00 PM) you will learn what makes a boat sail, all the basic sailing manuevers, safety techniques, and even classic nautical knots (see the full course syllabus here).
During the two all-day Saturday water sessions (9:00 AM to 3:30 PM), under the supervision of our experienced, Red Cross certified instructors, you will put this theory into practice sailing our fleet of daysailers and Lasers on the Shrewsbury River near Oceanport, NJ.
We teach this course at Brookdale College's main campus location, in Lincroft, NJ.
How to Register:
You can register for Basic Sailing (known as Learn to Sail in the Brookdale catalog) online (see bottom of catalog page http://continuinged.brookdalecc.edu/lifelonglearning/recreation/ for details), or you can call Brookdale Customer Service at[masked] between 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The fee is $199 and the course code is XRECR 006 W.
Four Classroom sessions and Two Water Sessions
2014 Basic Sailing Schedule Session Classroom Dates:
July 7, 10, 14, 17, 2014
Water Session: July 12, 19, 2014
You can also contact our Vice Commodore, Ray Kimber, at [masked] or
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Other Things You Should Know:
All courses are taught by Red Cross certified instructors
Water sessions are subject to rescheduling because of weather; rain date is the next day or as arranged by instructors.
Cost is $199, which includes a text bookYou must be able to swim, as demonstrated by a short swim test during the second classroom session (logistics to be discussed by the instructor)
Each student will be required to have a PFD (life jacket) for the water sessions and the swim test
After Graduation, What's next?
The Basic Sailing course is just the beginning. Within SEAS Monmouth's scheduled sailing activities there are numerous opportunities to get more sailing practice throughout the sailing season (May through October) - on the same boats that you practiced on during the class. We offer Thursday evening sailing sessions on our daysailers, and twice a month we hold "Small Boat Days" all day Saturday where we make the fleet of Lasers available in addition to the daysailers. Check the Sailing Calendar for more details.
If your aspirations are more toward larger boats, we offer plenty of opportunities to sail on our keelboats, or even develop your own skippering skills. Check the Sailing Calendar for Friday and Saturday evening sails on the "Rhodes Less Traveled" (22' Rhodes), or Tuesday and Thursday evening sails on the "SEAS the Day II" (28' O'Day).
When: Monday and Thursday, July 7, 10, 14, 17
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Where: Brookdale Community College (room T.B.D.), 765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ
DescriptionThe first session of the 4-part classroom portion of the SEAS Monmouth Basic Sailing course.
When: Sat, July 12, 19th 2014,
Time: 9am – 4pm
Where: 580 Patten Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740 (Marina Bay Club Condos marina)
Register through Brookdale at[masked]-2315.
For more information contact: Ray Kimber at[masked] or email@example.com, or
click on the "Learn" link above, and then "Basic Sailing."