Advanced Sailing Course

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Our Advanced Sailing course is designed for the student with experience on 32ft keelboats with inboard engines and wheel steering.  It includes 12 hours of classroom lectures and 12 hours of on-the-water instruction and will qualify members for chartering boats 33ft to 36ft.

Topics covered in the course include advanced sailing techniques, sail shape and trim, docking, mooring and anchoring procedures, night navigation, marine electronics, heavy weather seamanship and use of the sextant in navigation.For those with experience, this course will let you charter boats through 36 ft.

Advanced Lectures

1. Sail Shape & Trim, Tuning, Balance of Sail Plan
2. Weather, Maneuvers Under Power
3. Night Sailing, Diesel Engines
4. Anchoring, Heavy Weather Sailing

Advanced Labs

I. Advanced Sailing
II. Docking, Maneuvers Under Power
II. Night Sailing, Electronic Navigation
IV. Anchoring, Heavy Weather Techniques

The first class starts at 8am. Parking available across the street from the Aventura building (if you don’t have a gate card), or call the office for access.

Our Advanced course is designed for the experienced mariner and includes 12 hours of classroom lectures and 12 hours of on the water instruction aboard boats 33ft-34ft. Topics covered in the course include advanced sailing techniques, sail, shape and trim, night navigation, marine electronics, heavy weather seamanship and use of the sextant in navigation.

Please contact our office to make your reservation today – space is limited. 949.493.9493

This course prepares you for the larger boats.