Sailing School Intoduction

Intoduction to Sailing

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SAILING SCHOOL - "Introduction to sailing" - Half Day Beginners Sailing Class

Sailing lessons

This is our intro sailing class for those who have never sailed before and want to just get a feeling for handling a big sailboat. This is the make or break - "Do I really want to get into this?" type of class.
What is covered
The basics. Our instructor will take you out into the wide blue ocean (or a reasonable facsimile thereof, otherwise known as the Gulf of Mexico) and show you how to hoist the sails and get the sailboat going under sail power.
What else is covered?
The basic points of sail. How to sail to the wind (close reach), sideways to the wind (beam reach) and with the wind (broad reach)
You will be given the wheel and taught how to feel the wind and trim the sails for the direction of the wind.
Anything else?
Nope! What else do you expect for only four hours?
After this short introduction to sailing, you will have a good idea if this is something you want to pursue (or run away from!).
You must be kidding! Not even Windsong Sailing School is crazy enough to issue a certificate after only 4 hours of sailing! But this will assist you in deciding if sailing is something you want to get into before committing to a real sailing class, such as our beginners or intermediate class where you actually WILL receive a certificate. This also counts toward "sail time" for you to put into your sailing log book.

Sailing Classes Tampa

HALF DAY (4 hours) - $400
INCLUDES BOAT, CAPTAIN AND ALL TAXES AND FEES. Rates DO NOT include gratuity for captain or crew.

Sailing Times:
1/2 Day morning: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
1/2 Day afternoon: 1:30 pm - 5:30 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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