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Learn to Sail -SEAS July Basic Sailing Class - sign up...sail...and have fun
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 9:15 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 4:00 PM), under the supervision of our experienced, instructors, you will put this theory into practice sailing our fleet of daysailers 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://www.brookdalecc.edu/continuinged/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 $225 and the course code is XRECR 006 W. 2018 Basic Sailing Schedule Classroom Dates Water Session Dates July 9, 12, 16, 19, 2018 July 14, 21, 2018 You can also contact our Vice Commodore, Ray Kimber, at [masked] or[masked] for more information about this course. Other Things You Should Know All courses are taught by experienced, CPR-trained sailing instructors Water sessions are subject to rescheduling because of weather; rain date is the next day or as arranged by instructors. Cost is $225, which includes a text book You must be able to swim, as demonstrated by a short swim test during the second classroom session (logistics to be discussed by the instructor). This test consists of treading water for a minute or so, putting a life jacket on while still in the water, and again treading water for another minute or so. It's designed to simulate falling into the water from a boat. Each student will be required to have a PFD (Personal Floatation Device, or life jacket) for the water sessions and the swim test The Basic Sailing course is just the beginning. 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).

Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Rd · Lincroft, NJ

What we're about

We are the Monmouth chapter of SEAS.

Our web address is: http://www.sailseas.com/monmouth

If you like to sail or want to learn check out SEAS.

We cruise locally and internationally. We have raft-ups and parties. Our monthly meeting is held at the Keyport Yacht Club. When we get together with other local sailing enthusiasts to share stories, hear speakers and organize outings and have fun.

Our group also owns many boats which are available to members. Many of our members also own their own boats as well. SEAS boats are in Perth Amboy, Fair Haven and North Monmouth Beach.

We sail Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, as as well as all weekends, sailing May through November. We also go on short (2-3 day)and longer over night cruises (7-14 days).

We also teach sailing and mentor at all levels.

I hope to see you on the water very soon.

Remember to visit our web site, http://www.sailseas.com/monmouth

Regards,

Stan

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