Basic Crewing/Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Seattle
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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; Mondays, March 30,April 6, 20, and 27, 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 13. There will be many to choose from.
  • Attendance at two experience sails - There will be many to choose from in May and June!



Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Goodman A, Goodman B