Basic Sailor

Basic Sailor (2-day Non-Certification Course)


2 days – Saturday & Sunday or Monday & Tuesday
9am – 4pm


Person (Ages 16+): $550


The Basic Sailor is a great introductory course, covering all of the materials and skills found in our Sailing Fundamentals and Sailing Skills modular courses. Conveniently scheduled over two consecutive weekdays or on a weekend, this introductory course strikes the perfect balance between intensive instruction and relaxed fun on the water.

Taught on our famous Rainbow 24 sloops, the Basic Sailor is a great way to begin your sailing career.

The Basic Sailor topics include:

  • Basic Terminology
  • Sailing Theory
  • Points of Sail
  • Rigging the Rainbow 24
  • Proper Winch Techniques
  • Finding the Wind
  • Tacking and Gybing
  • Steering the Boat
  • Introductory Rules of the Road
  • Close Quarters Maneuverability
  • Figure 8 Crew Overboard Recovery
  • Introductory Aids to Navigation
  • Commonly Used Knots

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