Intro to Keelboat Sailing
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
This class will meet in the Mendota Lounge across from Outdoor UW or the Chartroom.
The Intro to Keelboat Sailing lesson is intended to provide a beginner-friendly path to our keelboats including the J-fleet. This intensive all-in-one-day lesson will cover the basics of sailing on a keelboat with 2-3 crew members and will allow you to begin taking lessons on our keelboat fleets.
Please note: it will take quite a while to earn a rating with which you could check out a keelboat yourself if you come through this track. It is advised for members who wish to get out sailing sooner to take alternate route and start on Techs=Zests/Badger Sloops or take both routes concurrently. This will allow you to practice sailing on your own and refine your skills before jumping up to a larger boat such as a T-10 or Knotty Rascal. It will smooth the learning curve and allow you more time to sail on your own and take your friends out on either a Tech or a Sloop and will not increase the total time to earn a keelboat rating.
It is recommended that you at least review the following knots on the Animated Knots website:
- Event Type
- Lesson / Training