Beginner Sailing



Introduce children to sailing in multi-handed boats including

the RS Quest and Beetle Cats. Possibly introduce sailors to

Optimist dinghy.


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 7 years old at start of class. Verification of birth date may be required.

Boat and equipment:

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:

Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

  • Understand wind direction.
  • Steer the boat.
  • Learn about points of sail.


Knots and Seamanship:
  • Understand basic rules of the road.
  • Identify common knots (cleat hitch, square knot, half hitch, bowline).