Learn to sail course

This course will teach you to sail safely and confidently

Learn To Sail Course

 

Learn To Sail

STYC Blue Water Membership Included

$1300

STYC Annual Member* $950

*For information on St. Thomas Yacht Club
Annual Membership please call, email
or visit STYC Membership page.

You’ll learn all the fundamental skills needed to captain your own sailing vessel to include: rigging, points of sail, tacking, jibing, reefing, landing at a mooring, navigation with chart and compass, and an introduction to spinnaker handling. US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification (similar to ASA 101) is an option as well.

This comprehensive course was developed by our founder, Dave Franzel, in New England, then refined and updated for our sailing conditions here in the Caribbean. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a sometime sailor, we guarantee this course will teach you to sail safely and confidently, or we’ll continue your lessons at no extra charge.

Maximum of 4 students per boat.

 

COURSE DETAILS

Prequisite:
None

Taught on:
IC-24, 4 students maximum per boat

Prepares you for:
Advanced Course
IC-24 Boat Access at the St. Thomas Sailing Center
Sailing your own small keelboat or renting one

Includes:
Blue Water Membership in the St. Thomas Yacht Club, a 30-day Limited Membership entitling you to enjoy club ammenities.
Textbook: Sailing, The Basics by STSC founder Dave Franzel and domestic shipping.

Optional Certification:
US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification is available upon successful course completion, a $50 additional fee, and written exam. Included is US Sailing membership and the US Sailing Basic Keelboat textbook.

Vacation Week Format

Monday through Friday
Class 10am – 12noon
Sailing  1- 4pm Mon – Thur

Friday’s Class features an
all day Sail to St. John
Practice navigation, moor for a picnic lunch
and swim in the most
beautiful waters in the world.

Held over two consecutive weekends
Saturday/Sunday & Saturday/Sunday

Class 10am – 12noon

Sailing 1 – 5pm

Held Weekly (almost) on Mondays
Class 10am – 12noon, Sailing 1 – 5pm

The 5th Class features an
all day Sail to St. John
Practice navigation, moor for a picnic lunch
and swim in the most
beautiful waters in the world.

Vacation Week Dates

2023
  • November 13-17
  • December 11-15
  • December 26-30
2024
  • January 15-19
  • February 12-16
  • March 11-15
  • April 22-26
  • May 13-17
  • June 3-7
  • July 29 – August 2

Weekend Dates

2023
  • August 12-13 and 19-20
  • December 2-3 and 9-10
2024
  • January 13-14 and 20-21
  • February 17-18 and 24-25
  • March 16-17 and 23-24
  • April 13-14 and 20-21
  • May 25-26 and June 1-2
  • July 13-14 and 20-21

5 Week Dates

2024
  • January 15, 22 and 29 and February 12 and 19
  • March 11, 18, and 25 and April 1 and 8
  • June 3, 10, 17, and 24 and July 1

If the course you’re interested in is noted as full, please contact the office to ask about additional space or to be placed on the waiting list. We may be able to add additional boats, especially for 2 or more students.

 

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