Sailing Courses

Sailing Courses

Learn to sail with us and you'll have a crew roster with your name on it, and a sailboat ready to set course across the Puget Sound, down the Washington coast, up to the San Juan Islands and maybe even internationally.

Basic Sailing (Crewing) Course


Learn how to be crew a sailboat, rig a sloop-rigged boat, depart from and arrive at a dock under power, understand sail trim and sailboat maneuvering while gaining knowledge of charts and navigation aids, personal gear requirements and safety practices.

TYPICALLY OFFERED

In the spring by our Seattle and Tacoma branches. Course registration is typically open February-March.

Badges you can earn

This badge represents successful completion of the Basic Sailing Course. 

 

COASTAL (Marine) NAVIGATION


Become comfortable navigating a sailboat on the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) for a day sail or overnight cruise. This course will build on the navigation skills learned in the Mountaineer's Basic Crewing Class including:

  • Tools of the Trade: paper charts, compass, difference between true and magnetic north, plotting aids
  • Dead Reckoning: using speed, time traveled and distance traveled to plan a route.
  • Piloting: using known landmarks, chart information and currents to determine and track your position.

TYPICALLY OFFERED

Generally in May-August with Seattle and Tacoma branches.

Badges you can earn

Coastal Navigation

 

 


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