Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma
03/26/12 - 08/31/12
Member: $95.00 / Non Member: $150.00
Cancellation and Refund Policy
The Tacoma Mountaineers Basic Crewing (Sailing)course will teach you to:
Rig a sloop-rigged sailboat.
Assist in departing from and arriving at a dock under power.
Have a basic understanding of sail trim and sailboat maneuvering.
Understand basic personal gear requirements and safety practices for sailing under conditions which may be encountered during Mountaineers sails.
Have a basic understanding of charts and navigation aids.
Be able to function as a crew member during a sail.
Course Graduation Requirements:
Attendance at all three classroom sessions; Monday March 26, April 2 and April 9, 2012
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm with location still to be determined.
Attendance at one On-the-Dock/ First Training Sail session March 31 or April 1.
Attendance at a Second Training Sail, April 14 or 15.
Attendance at two experienced sails - dates to be determined after course starts.
Sails will take place on privately owned sailboats located at various marinas in Tacoma and Des Moines.
No previous sailing experience is required.
Course books are provided and will be mailed out prior to the start of the class along with reading assignment.
Please see the Tacoma sailing webpage for the Sailing Ten Essentials.