Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma - 2018

Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, 2018

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.  Click on the "Required Equipment" tab below to see the course textbook.

This course consists of three classroom sessions and four sails.  The classroom sessions will be Monday, April 9th, Monday, April 16th and Monday, April 23rd.  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 under the "Course Requirements" tab below.  (Sails will start to be posted a week or two before the class starts.)  Your first training sail must be scheduled during the week between the first classroom session and the second classroom session (April 10th to April 15th).  Your second training sail must be scheduled during the week between the second classroom session and the third classroom session (April 17th to April 22nd).  There will be both weekday evening and weekend sails posted before the class starts but please keep time open on your calendar!  The final two experience sails can be scheduled any time up to the end of June.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, Training Sail #1
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
Classroom Session
Tacoma Program Center
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Registration closed Apr 20
5 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Registration closed Apr 27
5 participants
Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, Training Sail #2
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
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
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
Roster
Required Equipment

 

  • Basic Keelboat text by US Sailing Association.  Please purchase this text ($19.95 on Amazon) after signing up for the class so you have it before the class starts.
  • 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
Class Outline, 2018

An outline of what will be covered in each of the three classes.

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Directions to the Classroom

Driving directions to The Mountaineer's Tacoma Program Center.

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Basic Keelboat by US Sailing

The required course text. Click on the link to purchase from amazon.com.

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Sailing Class 1 Reading

This is a copy of Part 1 of the Basic Keelboat textbook for those that don't have their books by the first class.

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How to Sign Up for Sails

Register sign up for sails

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Skipper Contact Information

Names, numbers and marinas of 2018 skippers.

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Directions to the Marinas

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11 Sailing Essentials

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Training Sail #1 Outline

An outline of skills that will be demonstrated during the first training sail.

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Training Sail #2 Outline

An outline of skills students will practice during the second training sail.

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Experience Sails 3 & 4 Outline

An outline of skills students will practice during sails 3 & 4.

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References for Class 2

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

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Sail Class References, Class 3

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

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