Basic Crewing/Sailing Course   - Seattle - 2017

Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Seattle

LET'S GO SAILING! Completion of course puts you on the crew list for FREE Mountaineers sails!

Course Objectives:

  • 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. 
  • Be able to function as a crew member during a sail. 
  • Have a basic understanding of charts and navigation aids. 

Course graduation requirements: * Attendance at all four classroom sessions; Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 25, and May 2, 6:30-9:30 pm at the Seattle Mountaineers Program Center. * Attendance at one On-the-Dock/ First Training Sail session during the week of  April 12-24. These sessions happen on weekday evenings and during the day on the weekends. There will be many to choose from. * Attendance at two experience sails - dates to be determined after course starts. These sails will be listed in May and June and are also scheduled for weekday evenings and weekend days. SIGN UP NOW!!

Badges you will earn: