Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma - 2020

Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma - 2020

*AS A RESULT OF THE SUSPENSION OF ALL COURSES/ACTIVITIES/EVENTS UNTIL 4/24/20, WE WILL BE CANCELING THIS COURSE. CURRENT PARTICIPANTS MAY RECEIVE A FULL REFUND, OR DONATE THEIR COURSE FEE. PLEASE SEE THE COVID-19 RESPONSE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION*

 

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, a dockside orientation and two sails.  The classroom sessions will be Monday, May 4th; Monday, May 11th and Monday, May 18th.  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 dockside orientation and training 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 Dockside Orientation must be scheduled during the week between the first classroom session and the second classroom session (May 5th to May 10th).  Your first training sail must be scheduled during the week between the second classroom session and the third classroom session (May 12th to May 17th).  There will be both weekday evening and weekend sails posted before the class starts but please keep time open on your calendar!  The final training sail 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
Slick, Des Moines Marina
Tue, Apr 12, 2022
Registration closed Apr 12
1 participant
Zilla, Foss Harbor Marina
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
Registration closed Apr 14
0 participants
Flash, Chinook Landing Marina
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
Registration closed Apr 14
0 participants
Flash, Chinook Landing Marina
Fri, Apr 22, 2022
Registration closed Apr 20
2 participants
Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, Experience Sail #2
Beatrix, Foss Harbor Marina
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
Registration closed Apr 22
0 participants
0 instructors
Goes to 11, Tacoma Yacht Club
Tue, Apr 26, 2022
Registration closed Apr 24
0 participants
Intrepid, Chinook Landing Marina
Sat, May 7, 2022
Registration closed May 6
0 participants
Frolic, Des Moines Marina
Sat, May 14, 2022
Registration closed May 12
4 participants
Roster
Required Equipment
  • Sailing Made Easy by American Sailing Association.  Please purchase this text (See links under "Course Materials" tab) 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")