Adult Sailing


Introduce adults to sailing through the supportive group environment of the Beetle.


4-week or 8-week sessions

Previous Experience or Knowledge:

No previous experience necessary.

Sailors must be able to complete a swim test

Age Group:

Sailors must be 21 years old at start of class.

Verification of birth date may be required.

Boat and equipment:

Club 420 provided by WYCUSCG.

USCG approved personal flotation device (PFD) (life jacket)


Sailors will work on developing skills outlined in the US Sailing Small Boat Sailor Certification Record Book through Page 11. (“The Little Red Book”)

Days and Times:

Wednesday and Friday 1pm – 3pm

Thursday: Regatta day

By the end of this class, sailor should be able to do the following:

  • Understand wind direction.
  • Experience steering a boat, tacking and jibing.
  • Experience trimming a sail.
  • Learn points of sail.
  • Sail a straight course and learn proper tiller grasp.
  • Rigging:
  • Rig and de-rig a Beetle as a group.
  • Demonstrate proper care of equipment.
  • Knots and Seamanship:
  • Demonstrate cleat hitch and figure eight knot.