Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma - 2017

Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma - 2017

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

LET'S GO SAILING!!

Learn the skills to be a welcome member of the crew on a friend’s sailboat!  This course will cover the knowledge needed to feel comfortable stepping aboard a sailboat and contributing to the fun of sailing the boat on the Salish Sea.  We will cover: basic crewing skills, names for all the stuff onboard, basic sail trim, points of sail, staying safe while on a sailboat, what to wear and even learn some useful knots.  

We’ll also touch on the art of navigation to help you understand the nautical chart, tides, currents, weather and planning a fun day on the water.

This course consists of three classroom sessions and four sails.  The classroom sessions will be Monday, April 3th, Monday, April 10th and Monday, April 17th.  They will be held at the Tacoma Mountaineer’s Program Center, 2302 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  You will pick the sails that are most convenient for you from those listed on our website.

After successfully attending the classes and completing the sails, you will earn the Basic Sailing Course badge, which will qualify you to go on sail outings with the Mountaineers and take advanced courses.

Our textbook is Basic Keelboat, by the US Sailing Association.  Please purchase it on Amazon before the first class (A simple search will bring it up.).  We’ll post the first reading assignment on our website so you won’t fall behind before the class even starts…

Contact co-leaders Mark Cole boatnboot@me.com or Terri Benz: terribenz5@yahoo.com  for more information or with questions.  (you may have to copy and paste the email addresses because the links may not be  working at this time).

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, Training Sail #1
Slick, Des Moines Marina
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
Registration closed Apr 10
0 participants
Asylum, Johnny's Dock Marina
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
Registration closed Apr 12
1 participant on waitlist
Jeopardy, Chinook Landing Marina
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
Registration closed Apr 11
1 participant
Gypsy Queen, Tyee Marina
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
Registration closed Apr 11
1 participant
Jumpin' Jack, Foss Harbor Marina
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
Registration closed Apr 10
0 participants
Dulcinea, Chinook Landing Marina
Sat, Apr 14, 2018
Registration closed Apr 12
0 participants
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sat, Apr 14, 2018
Registration closed Apr 12
0 participants
0 instructors
Folie á Deux, Swantown Marina
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
Registration closed Apr 14
0 participants
French Kiss, Delin Docks Marina
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Registration closed Apr 17
0 participants
Jeopardy, Chinook Landing Marina
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Registration closed Apr 16
1 participant on waitlist
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sat, Apr 20, 2019
Registration closed Apr 18
1 participant on waitlist
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Sat, Apr 20, 2019
Registration closed Apr 19
1 participant on waitlist
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sat, Apr 27, 2019
Registration closed Apr 25
0 participants
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
Registration closed Apr 26
1 participant
Gypsy Queen, Tyee Marina
Mon, May 13, 2019
Registration closed May 13
1 participant on waitlist
Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, Training Sail #2
Gypsy Queen, Tyee Marina
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Registration closed Apr 16
1 participant
Gypsy Queen, Tyee Marina
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Registration closed Apr 16
1 participant
Jumpin' Jack, Foss Harbor Marina
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Registration closed Apr 18
3 participants
Jeopardy, Chinook Landing Marina
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Registration closed Apr 17
0 participants
Asylum, Johnny's Dock Marina
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Registration closed Apr 18
0 participants
Dulcinea, Chinook Landing Marina
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Registration closed Apr 19
0 participants
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Registration closed Apr 20
0 participants
Folie á Deux, Swantown Marina
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Registration closed Apr 21
0 participants
Gypsy Queen, Tyee Marina
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Registration closed Apr 21
3 participants
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Registration closed Apr 20
0 participants
French Kiss, Delin Docks Marina
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Registration closed Apr 24
0 participants
0 instructors
Jeopardy, Chinook Landing Marina
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Registration closed Apr 23
1 participant
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Sat, Apr 27, 2019
Registration closed Apr 26
0 participants
Intrepid, Chinook Landing Marina
Sat, Apr 27, 2019
Registration closed Apr 25
0 participants
Gypsy Queen, Tyee Marina
Thu, May 2, 2019 -
Fri, May 3, 2019
Registration closed May 2
0 participants
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sat, May 4, 2019
Registration closed May 2
3 participants
Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, Experience Sail #3
Gypsy Queen, Tyee Marina
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Registration closed Apr 23
0 participants
Asylum, Johnny's Dock Marina
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Registration closed Apr 22
0 participants
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
Registration closed Apr 26
1 participant
Jumpin' Jack, Foss Harbor Marina
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
Registration closed Apr 26
1 participant
Jeopardy, Chinook Landing Marina
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
Registration closed Apr 24
1 participant
Slick, Des Moines Marina
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
Registration closed Apr 24
1 participant on waitlist
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Sat, Apr 28, 2018
Registration closed Apr 27
1 participant on waitlist
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sun, Apr 29, 2018
Registration closed Apr 27
1 participant on waitlist
0 instructors
Dulcinea, Chinook Landing Marina
Tue, May 8, 2018
Registration closed May 6
1 participant on waitlist
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Tue, May 22, 2018
Registration closed May 22
1 participant on waitlist
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Registration closed Apr 28
2 participants
French Kiss, Delin Docks Marina
Wed, May 1, 2019
Registration closed May 1
1 participant on waitlist
Jumpin' Jack, Foss Harbor Marina
Thu, May 2, 2019
Registration closed Apr 30
4 participants
1 instructor
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Sat, May 4, 2019
Registration closed May 2
0 participants
Intrepid, Chinook Landing Marina
Sat, May 4, 2019
Registration closed May 2
1 participant
Jumpin' Jack, Foss Harbor Marina
Mon, May 6, 2019
Registration closed May 4
3 participants
Little White Rabbit, Des Moines Marina
Fri, May 10, 2019
Registration closed May 8
1 participant
Little White Rabbit, Des Moines Marina
Sat, May 11, 2019
Registration closed May 9
0 participants
Intrepid, Chinook Landing Marina
Thu, May 30, 2019
Registration closed May 28
0 participants
Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, Experience Sail #4
Jeopardy, Chinook Landing Marina
Tue, May 1, 2018
Registration closed Apr 24
0 participants
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Thu, May 3, 2018
Registration closed May 3
2 participants
Slick, Des Moines Marina
Thu, May 3, 2018
Registration closed May 3
2 participants on waitlist
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sun, May 6, 2018
Registration closed May 4
0 participants
0 instructors
Asylum, Johnny's Dock Marina
Sat, May 12, 2018
Registration closed May 3
0 participants
Jumpin' Jack, Foss Harbor Marina
Thu, May 24, 2018
Registration closed May 24
0 participants
1 instructor
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sat, May 26, 2018
Registration closed May 24
0 participants
Intrepid, Chinook Landing Marina
Sat, May 11, 2019
Registration closed May 9
0 participants
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Sun, May 12, 2019
Registration closed May 10
3 participants on waitlist
Slick, Tyee Marina
Wed, May 15, 2019
Registration closed May 14
2 participants
Little White Rabbit, Des Moines Marina
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closed May 16
1 participant
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closed May 16
2 participants
Jeopardy, Chinook Landing Marina
Thu, May 23, 2019
Registration closed May 21
0 participants
Little White Rabbit, Des Moines Marina
Fri, May 24, 2019
Registration closed May 22
2 participants on waitlist
Intrepid, Chinook Landing Marina
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration closed May 30
0 participants
Eleven, Tacoma Yacht Club
Tue, Jun 4, 2019
Registration closed Jun 4
1 participant
Suddenly, Des Moines Marina
Sat, Jun 8, 2019
Registration closed Jun 6
1 participant
Classroom Session
Tacoma Program Center
Mon, May 4, 2020
Registration closed May 2
35 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Mon, May 11, 2020
Registration closed May 9
35 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Mon, May 18, 2020
Registration closed May 16
36 participants
Roster
Required Equipment
  • Basic Keelboat text by US Sailing Association
  • Layers appropriate for a day on the water - pretty much the same as for a day on the trail except it may be cooler on the water
  • Shoes with light, non-marking soles (we'll talk about these during the first class)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen (think positive)
  • The 11 Sailing Essentials (see list under "Course Materials")
Course Materials
Name/Description Type
Course outline, 2020

Topics we will cover for the three classroom sessions.

False File
Course Textbook - ASA's "Sailing Made Easy"

Here are links to the textbook we will use in the course.

False File
Directions to the Classroom

Driving directions to The Mountaineer's Tacoma Program Center.

False File
How to Sign Up for Sails

Register sign up for sails

False File
Directions to the Marinas

False File
11 Sailing Essentials

False File
References for Class 2

Web links and references for Life Sling video, ASA sailing videos and animated knot tying website.

False File
Sail Class References, Class 3

Website links, apps and books mentioned during the Basic Crewing / Sailing class 3.

False File