Basic Crewing/Sailing Course  - Tacoma, Experience Sail #4

Field trip: Basic Crewing/Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, Experience Sail #4 - Slick, Tyee Marina

Experience sails for students of Tacoma's Basic Crewing/Sailing Course. Fo r those of you who are interested in racing. This is a small race boat and we will be racing. You will need to be agile and able to move around on deck.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm

The boat is actually at Tyee Marina, Browns Point  - Tyee 2 dock

Meet in the parking area before the  gate at 5:30 PM.  

Wear clean, non-marking shoes and dress for the elements; warm jacket, a few layers and hat.    bring PFD and sailing gloves if possible.

Please text  or e-mail me the evening before to confirm you will be attending,

206 819 9781  or

This will be for those interested in racing; we will be participating in the Wednesday night Windseeker race.  


Leader's notes

This is for the fourth of four sails included in the Tacoma Branch's Basic Crewing/Sailing Course.  Students of the course can sign up for two Experience Sail activities.

Sailing will take place rain or shine.  The activity may, however, be canceled due to high wind.  Call you skipper 1 hour before the start of the activity to make sure it is still a go.  Please show up on time.


Slick, Tyee Marina

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

 Under Power

  • Outline your process for stowing fenders and dock lines and making boat ready to sail;
  • Discuss any right-of-way situations you encounter;
  • Where is the wind?  Discuss onboard, water and land signs for identifying wind direction;
  • Review all steps of hoisting/setting sails.

Under Sail

  • Review all concepts covered in training sails - during the sail, mention names of all running and standing rigging and parts of the boat;
  • Discuss sail shape and trim as you turn through all points of sail
  • We will be racing with the race crew; you will be assigned a  position on the boat if possible


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