Sailing Classes

DUE TO THE CURRENT LENGTH OF THE WAIT LIST, WRBC WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ADDITIONS TO THE BEGINNER SAILING CLASS WAIT LIST.

We appreciate your interest in sailing and White Rock Lake.

 

Beginner Sailing Lessons at WRBC

Course cost: $150

Each course will have 3 classes.  Each class will last for 3 hours total.  The first hour will be spent in the classroom followed by two hours of on the water, in groups, with a mentor.

Training materials will be provided.

Class size will be limited. (10 students.  2 or 3 students per mentor)

We schedule 4 courses per year (2 in the Spring and 2 in the Fall)  We currently have a waiting list for our classes that extends into next year (2017).

Don’t let that discourage you,,, get on the list and we’ll keep you posted.

If you would like to be added to our waiting list or have questions please contact us at education@whiterockboatclub.org

More information

This is a Beginner course that will cover the following

  • How a sailboat works
  • Points of sailing
  • Parts of boats
  • Rigging
  • Types of Boats (Hulls/Sails)
  • Right of way
  • Launch / Docking
  • Weather
  • PFD & Safety
  • Lines (rope) & Knots
  • Sail Shape = Speed
  • Racing Tips & Tricks

We sail on WRBC’s fleet of Flying Scots.All teachers, mentors are members and volunteers at White Rock Boat Club.

 

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Learning Resources

Learn Sailing Right:

Learn Sailing Right – Begin as our basic text for learning small boat sailing. The cost is $12.50 for US sailing members and $17.95 for non-members.

Online CPR and First Aid Training

All competent sailors should know CPR and First Aid – you just never know when you will need to deal with an emergency while sailing. View online certification website »

 

US Sailing Website:

US Sailing has one of the finest small boat sailing programs in the world.  Join US Sailing and get first hand access to the world’s leading sailing training and racing organization.  WRBC club teaches the US Sailing Small Boat Sailing curriculum. View USsailing.org »