Wednesday Evening Basic Keelboat Like to enjoy sailing through the Norwalk Islands or on the Sound while brushing up on more advanced skills or techniques? This program is for you. This is designed as a follow up program to our Tuesday evening Intro to Sailing Courses. These sessions are also perfect if you just want to get out on the water and relax for a modest fee. Members can use this session as a brush for key skills like Reefing and Man Overboards. You can be as involved in the sailing of boat as you wish, or just kick back and relax. You are welcome to pack a picnic basket. If sufficient interest, we will offer women's only, singles and a rainbow boat. Boats will be staffed with SSC instructor, and we will rotate the crew through different positions. Each cruise will be about 2.5 hours long, and we will strive to explore different parts of the Norwalk Islands.
Typically, 14-18 of the Weds and Thursday evening sessions will bring you to the point where you can pass the Basic Keelboat Certification. The cost for certification, including a 3 hr solo practice session, a 2 hour private on the water checkout, the US Sailing test, Log Book, Membership and Certification is $360.- You will also qualify for a 10% discount on Sound Sailing Center membership, for a savings of about $200.
The Wednesday evening cruise series starts on June 11, 2014, and continues for every Wednesday till September 10th, for a total of 14 evenings. The cost is $40 per person for non-members or $20 per person for members who can use this this as refresher mini-course. Non-members may purchase a 6 pack of sessions for $180.