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Our students reap the benefits of learning to sail using a program which has successfully produced over 150,000 safe and knowledgeable sailors. The emphasis of our school is on promoting the "Safety and Enjoyment" of this great sport. We have smaller class sizes so you get more time practicing what you have learned.

Our ability to be flexible to your schedule is what sets Odyssey Sailing apart from the rest.

Please Note: If you don't see a date you can attend, NO SWEAT. Find a few dates that are better and drop me a note. I have opened classes for as little as 3 students.

 

Introduction to Sailing: Prerequisite: None

The perfect way to test the water and see if sailing is really for you. You will learn sailing terminology, basic sailing theory, points of sail, sailing maneuvers in a hands on 2 hour sail. Everyone will get to sail and have their questions answered by a professional. It is a fun-filled format with no test or textbook.

Course Cost: $95 per person ( class size 2 to 4 students )

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Basic Keelboat Sailing:
(A.S.A. BKB-101) Prerequisite: None

Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

The novice will gain the knowledge and skills to sail a boat of about 20 feet in moderate winds / sea conditions in familiar waters. 12 Hrs. classroom instruction covers Navigational "rules of the road', boat handling, boating safety, and sailing theory. 6 Hrs. of on the water instruction applies sailing principles, sailing maneuvers, sail trim, crew overboard recovery, and anchoring. Earn a National Safe Boating Certificate approved by the NASBLA & U.S. Coast Guard as well as a certification recognized by A.S.A. facilities nationwide. Certification requires passing both a written exam and a skills demonstration. Maximum of 5 students on the water instruction ensures each student will have the time needed to master all the skills required. This is an excellent beginner's course.

Course Cost: $445 per person or 2 or more for $420 per person.

Cost includes; course materials, exam, certification and 1 year A.S.A. membership.

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Basic Coastal Cruising:
(A.S.A BCC-103) Prerequisite: BKB-101

Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.

This class extends on the knowledge learned in BKB-101 by taking a more in-depth look at topics which you are likely to encounter when you move up to larger boats in varying conditions and locations. New material will better prepare sailors to take longer voyages in more challanging weather conditions. The student will learn to read navigational charts, interpret weather / tidal information, anchor, moor and dock with confidence. Class size is limited to 4 students on the water.

Course Cost: $445 per person or $420 for 2 or more.

Cost includes; course materials, exam, certification.

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Customer Appreciation Day (FUN-101):
Prerequisite:
Alumni of BKB-101 or better

Ruba will be available for 2 hour slots from 8:00 am thru 6:00 pm. for graduates to take out family and friends and prove your skills to admirers and doubters alike. Crew size should be limited to 4 plus the Skipper "YOU". Bring music, snacks, beverages and what ever makes your crew happy. Odyssey Sailing School will be providing a continental, breakfast, picnic type lunches, and a bar-b-que dinner. Don't fret about docking or needing assistance I have full confidence in your instruction and I will be a radio call away. If you are a boat owner and want to join us for they day let me know - I might need some overflow room.

Course Cost: $0

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