Adult Sailing Lessons at Boats Afloat Show
If you've ever dreamed of sailing off into the sunset, this 3 hour training course is the perfect way to get started… and learn essential skills that will last a lifetime. This introductory program is ideal for new sailors as well as those who are simply looking for a refresher.
As a part of the Lake Union Boats Afloat Show, Seattle Sailing Club will be offering a 3-hour Introduction to Sailing Lessons. This is professional quality instruction in a fun, accessible package. You'll be taking lessons on Seattle Sailing Club keelboats at the Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union, where you'll be surrounded by everything a boat show has to offer – incredible boats, the industry's top professionals, and a vibrant scene of boating enthusiasts!
Cost: $50 includes 2 days admission and hands-on sailing lessons
Dates: Sept 10–14, from 10 AM to 1 PM
Course: 1.5 hours classroom and 1.5 hours on-water sailing
Registration: Pre-registration required. Limit to 15 people daily.
While three hours is only the very first step in your sailing education, you're going to learn A LOT! Seattle Sailing Club's instructors will be exposing you to the basics of:
- Wind direction, points of sail, and sail trim
- Terminology and parts of the boat and sails
- Safety on the boat and on the water
- Rules of the road
- Various crew positions and maneuvers
- Driving the a sailboat under sail power
- The essential sailing knots
Seattle Sailing Club
Since 1968, Seattle Sailing Club has been the home of fun and affordable sailing on the Puget Sound. Over the years, Seattle Sailing Club has established itself as one of the most active sailing instruction programs in the country. SSC's professional staff of Coast Guard Licensed and American Sailing Association Certified instructors teach over 800 students each year, guaranteeing successful completion of the coursework in a safe, fun, supportive environment.