Sailing School Intoduction

Beginner's Sailng School

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SAILING SCHOOL - "Like a Virgin" - One Day Beginners Sailing Class

Sailing lessons

This is our beginners sailing class for those who know little or nothing about sailing and would like to spend a day out on the water learning the basics.
What is covered
Your sailing class will begin first thing in the morning at our dock where you will spend about 30 minutes going over the sailboat and learning basic sailing terminology.
Then we'll fire up the iron genny (diesel engine), cast off and your next sailing lesson will be how to steer a 10,000 pound sailboat under power up a VERY narrow channel without hitting anything!
The trip up the channel will include instruction on basic rules of the road, who has right of way and when, navigational markers, and other useful information.
Hoist those sails!
Once we're in the open water, you will be shown how to hoist the mainsail (that big piece of canvas behind the mast). You'll cut the engine and begin sailing on the mainsail only.
Then we'll let you crank out the genny (the other piece of canvas in FRONT of the mast, also known as a jib).
The rest of the day will be spent on the following:
Feeling the wind direction
Learning the different points of sail: reaching, running, beating and everything in-between
You will learn how to tack and how to jibe
You will learn how to heave to (that is stop the sailboat without dropping the sails)
You will practice finding the groove (that is the best point of sail for the current wind and sail settings)
How to tie off a cleat
How to set spring lines
How to tie that famous sailor's knot - a bowline
Yes, we will provide a course completion certificate upon request.
Our sailing courses are very flexible, so that if you have some sailing experience and don't need the full beginners instruction and would like to instead incorporate some of the subjects from the more advanced classes, we can certainly arrange that for you.

Sailing Classes Tampa

FULL DAY (8 hours) - $550
INCLUDES BOAT, CAPTAIN AND ALL TAXES AND FEES. Rates DO NOT include gratuity for captain or crew.

Sailing Times:
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

Clearwater Beach
St. Petersburg
St. Pete Beach

Palm Harbor
Tarpon Springs
New Port Richey

Port Richey
Spring Hill
Hernando Beach
Weeki Watchee

Hillsborough County
Pinellas County
Pasco County
Hernando County

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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