This event was cancelled on Fri 10/11/2019, by Barry Rokusek for the following reason: Too cold

Spray Starlight

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 (7:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Leader: Barry Rokusek
Required ratings:
ASA 101 - Basic Keelboat, Badger Sloop Light, Keelboat Intro, Keelboat Intro Bypass

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This is a basic cruising course that will give you a chance to see what cruising at night is like

Prerequisite: Sailing Club Ground School, Intro to Sailing, & INTRO TO KEELBOAT SAILING or a Badger Sloop Light Rating

Spray is 30 foot classic cruising yacht and is part of the Cruising Keelboat fleet. Lessons focus on developing crewing and skippering skills, including judgment, communication skills, operating under diesel power, boat maintenance, anchoring, man-overboard recovery, nautical customs, and sail selection. Spray is rigged for cruising, a distinct sailing culture that prioritizes comfort, entertaining and enjoyability in a responsible manner. You will learn to check and maintain systems essential for any voyager across Lake Mendota or the blue Pacific!

Recommend reading: US Sailing Basic Cruising (available in the Boathouse).

The lesson will meet by the Memorial Union Boathouse. Lessons proceed in all weather except thunderstorms. Dress appropriately; expect cooler temperatures on the lake.

 The Boathouse closes at sunset; use the lockers in the tunnel!

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There are 3 people in this event, with 7 spots remaining.