Learn to Sail

 

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Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail

 

 


 

 

Beginning Sailing – Lido 1

Beginning Sailing

Beginning Sailing

If you have never sailed before or just have a little experience sailing with others, this is the class for you. You will learn basic sailing skills and gain confidence through dockside lectures and hands-on experience in Lido 14 dinghies. Topics will include sailing theory, points of sail, basic terminology, tacking, gybing, safety, knots and docking.  Eighty percent of class time is spent enjoying the outdoors and sailing the Lidos within Newport Bay requiring all participant to be physically active. Two or three students per boat.  Students must be 14 years old to participate in this class.  Min 12- Max 30.

  • Prerequisites
    • Ability to swim 50 yards
    • At least 14-years old on the first day of class.
  • Book
    • Sails in the Sun
  • Successful completion prepares you for:
    • Intermediate Lido

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Intermediate Lido – Lido 2

Intermediate Lido

Intermediate Lido

Advance your sailing skills in this fun class. We will review the skills from Beginning Sailing with an emphasis on improving boat handling skills and refining sail trim. The importance of balance and teamwork will become evident as you learn how to sail backwards and how to maneuver without a rudder using only the sails and the crew weight. Single-handed sailing and racing will be introduced time permitting. Upon completion of Intermediate Lidos you are ready to move on to Shields I.

  • Prerequisite
    • Beginning Sailing or equivalent experience
  • Book
    • Sails in the Sun
  • Successful completion prepares you for:

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Harbor 20 – Level 1

Harbor 20

Harbor 20

A great class for beginning students who prefer a smaller class size and more personalized instruction while enjoying the comfort and stability of a keelboat. Taught aboard our Harbor 20 keelboats each class will have a maximum of 3 students per instructor. You will learn basic sailing skills and gain confidence through lectures and on-the-water practice. Topics will include basic sail theory, points of sail, safety, tacking, gybing, right of way, knots and docking. Eighty percent of class time is spent sailing the Harbor 20 within Newport Harbor.

  • Prerequisites
    • Ability to swim 50 yards
    • At least 14-years old on the first day of class.
  • Book
    • Basic Keelboat
  • Successful completion prepares you for:

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Harbor 20 – Level 2

For graduates of the Harbor 20 Level 1 class, Intermediate Lidos and anyone looking for  more time on the water before taking Shields 1.  If  you are thinking about getting your Harbor 20 Skipper Certification this class is a must?  You will put your sailing knowledge to good use as you learn (review) how to rig and sail the Harbor 20 including docking procedures, boat systems, roller furling operations and reefing. By the end of class you will be ready to take Shields 1, or if your goal is to take friends and family sailing on Newport Bay ask about the Harbor 20 Level 2- Extra class.

  • Prerequisites
    • Harbor 20 – Level 1, Intermediate Lido or equivalent experience.
  • Book
    • US Sailing Basic Keelboat
  • Successful completion prepares you for:

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Harbor 20 – Level 2–Extra

A great class for future Harbor 20 renters.  Enjoy three afternoons on the water sailing the Harbor 20 and complete the practical part of your OCC SA Harbor 20 skipper certification.  Students in this class have completed Harbor 20 Level 2, or have other significant sailing experience. You will review the fundamentals of rigging and sailing a Harbor 20, refine your skills at the helm and demonstrate reefing and crew overboard skills.    Active participation is required for success and a passing grade on the written and practical tests are required for certification.

  • Prerequisites
    • Harbor 20 Level 2 or equivalent experience
  • Book
    • US Sailing Basic Keelboat
  • Successful completion prepares you for:

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Lido Racing Clinic

Racing is a great way to fine tune your sail trim, maximize your boat speed, improve your overall sailing skills and just getting on the water and sailing around the marks with friends. You will learn about racing tactics and strategies, starts, mark roundings, boat speed, and racing rules. Lots of concentrated water time will improve your sailing skills even if you don’t plan to continue to race.

  • Prerequisite
    • Beginning Sailing or equivalent experience
  • Book: Instructor handouts

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are available to students who prefer a one-on-one class, want to make up a missed session, or practice specific skills.  Whether you are new to our program, or have taken several classes, your instructor will create an individual instruction program designed to meet your goals.  Private lessons are scheduled for a minimum of 3-hours.

  • Lido 14 – $185 (1 or 2 people)
  • Shields or Harbor 20 – $205 (1 or 2 people)
  • Catalina 42 – $270 (2 or 3 people)
  • Power up to 35′ – $205/hr ( 1 or 2 people)
  • Whaler – $95/hr (1 or 2 people)

All regular scheduled classes are available on a private or semi-private basis.  Contact the school for pricing and scheduling.

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