Training/Experience Sails

Field trip: Basic Crewing/Sailing Course

Training/Experience Sails - Seabiscuit, Des Moines Marina

On the water training/experience sails.

  • Easy
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This training sail session occurs on Saturday, June 15, 2024  from 10:00AM to 12:00PM but probably longer depending on the weather, etc.  

My boat is located at Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock Avenue S., Des Moines. You can get directions and additional info at You may now have to pay for parking at the marina. The docks are in alphabetical order with “A” at the south end and I think "N" at the north end.  Seabiscuit is on L dock, which is in front of the CSR Marine yard, so it is best to enter from the south, which is S. 227th Pl. Park close to CSR. If you can arrive at the L dock gate  9:50ish, I can walk down and open the gate for you. Call or text me at 2063807512 if any problems. 

Please dress warm and bring a hat, gloves and shoes that grip well as you will be both below and on top of the deck. You never know it may rain during the sail, so a rain jacket is advised.   I do have life jackets  for you, and we will be wearing them.

It is a good idea to bring a water bottle and some snacky-lunchy things for yourself,  in case we want to stay out longer.

 If you are running late or unable to make the session please call my cell so as to not hold up the other students while we wait for you.  

We will check wind velocity before we leave the dock, to make sure all are comfortable with the conditions. 

Andy, Seabiscuit, Tartan Thomas 35

Des Moines Marina, slip L-51

22307 Dock Ave. S


Seabiscuit, Des Moines Marina

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Clothing appropriate for the weather conditions
  • Non-marking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun screen
  • Water bottle and snacks (if desired)
  • Life Jacket (skipper might be able to provide)
  • Gloves (sailing, lifting, kayaking, biking, etc)
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