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SAILING SCHOOL - "Just Call Me Skipper" - One Day Intermediate Sailing Class
This is our sailing class for those who have either attended our beginners sailing school and wish to learn more, or for those who have done a little sailing and already know the basics.
What is covered
The sailing lesson will begin first thing in the morning at our dock where you will spend about 30 minutes getting to know it's systems.
Then it's cast off time and you will spend approximately an hour backing out the boat and re-docking it again - learning basically how to park a 10,000 pound hunk of fiberglass that only has a 13 hp engine and no brakes.
Once you have learned not to crash into docks and other boats we'll head for the open ocean.
Hoist those sails!
You'll unfurl the sails and practice various points of sail, including those covered in the beginner's course. However the following additional points of sail will be covered:
Using a whisker pole to run "wing on wing"
Sailing with a cruising spinnaker
Reefing the main
Reefing the jib
You will learn how to drop and retrieve the "lunch hook", a light anchor used for daytime anchoring. You'll also learn how to handle the "BIG GUNS" overnight anchor.
Other items covered during the day include:
What to do if you run aground
Basic marine radio operation
You will learn how to tie a figure eight stopper knot and a running hitch
Marine toilets and the law governing waste
Heavy weather sailing
Navigation using a chart plotter GPS
How to read a chart
FULL DAY (8 hours) - $600
INCLUDES BOAT, CAPTAIN AND ALL TAXES AND FEES. Rates DO NOT include gratuity for captain or crew.
Full Day: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
This sailing time can be flexible according to your schedule.
We do NOT arrange placement with another group of less than 4 people.
If you are a single student - book by yourself or find some more friends.
Areas our New Port Richey location is near to in the Greater Tampa Bay Area
We are about a 2 hour drive from Orlando, Disney World and Universal
St. Pete Beach
New Port Richey
PHONE - 727-859-0213
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Windsong Sailing Charters is located near to Clearwater & Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg in Tampa Bay, FL
We DO NOT force you to share the sailboat with anyone other than those in your own party. Our rates are for THE WHOLE SAILBOAT - you may bring up to 6 people, all for the same price.
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