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Learn to Sail Clinic - Beginner

  • July 13, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • St. Augustine Yacht Club
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The SAYC Sailing Center beginner Learn to Sail clinic consists of a six-hour day filled with classroom lessons, rigging demonstrations, land drills, a long water session, de-rigging and de-brief. In this beginner clinic you will learn these skills on the Hobie Wave sailboats pictured above:

Parts of the Boat

Points of Sail + Sail Trim

Tacking & Gybing 

Rigging and De-rigging

Rules of the Road

Basic Knot Tying

Breakdown of the day is as follows:

1.     1.5 hours of on-land instruction, including rigging demonstration 

2.     30 minute lunch break w/ Q&A 

3.     3 hour on-water session – boat handling, sailing upwind and downwind, beaching, safety position, and more

4.     1 hour de-rigging & de-brief 

Please bring your PFD (we have loaners if you do not), closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and water bottle. Optional items include hats, towel, and a change of clothes. Lunch available for purchase at SAYC, lunch orders placed at start of clinic. 

*Please read and sign our Liability Waiver here, and bring with you on the day of. 

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