Basic Keelboat Sailing Class

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This course is designed for those with little or no sailing experience who want to learn how to sail on larger more stable Keelboats. It can also serve as a refresher course for those who have not recently sailed. The 12 hour course covers boating safety, knots, rigging and sailing theory. On the water skills such as docking, man overboard recovery, and sail trim will be taught on the Holder 20 Keelboats. The skills learned in this class are similar to those learned in the Basic Sailing class. The main difference is that the keelboat (Holder 20) is a larger, more stable boat, able to hold more people and much less likely to capsize than the dinghies. There is no capsizing drill required for this class. Upon successful completion of this course graduates will be eligible to rent the Holder 20 and join the Sacramento State Aquatic Center Sailing Membership. This class follows the guidelines set by US Sailing.

sailboat on the water

The book used for this course if the Basic Keelboat book (IBSN: 978-1938915062). The book is included in the cost of the class. Picking up your book early is recommended but not required.

Course Details

Length: 12 Hours
Minimum Enrollment: 3
Maximum Enrollment: 6
Minimum Age Requirement: 12

Pricing

Sac State Students: $140
Affiliates: $160
General Public: $175

What to Expect

  • You will get wet! Bring a towel
  • You should wear clothes that are comfortable and can get wet
  • Shoes should either be tennis shoes or sandals with a heel strap
  • NO FLIP FLOPS
  • The Front Office staff can hold your keys during class.
  • Any other personal belongings can be stored in our $0.50 one-time use locker
  • Expect to arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete the registration and check-in process.

2020 Basic Keelboat Sailing Class

Registration open!

Section Start Date End Date Days Time
KEEL01 Mar 2 Mar 5 Mon – Th 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
KEEL02 Mar 23 Mar 26 Mon – Th 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
KEEL03 Mar 28 Apr 5 Sat & Sun 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
KEEL04 Apr 6 Apr 9 Mon – Th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
KEEL05 Apr 13 Apr 16 Mon – Th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
KEEL06 Apr 27 Apr 30 Mon – Th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
KEEL07 May 18 May 21 Mon – Th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
KEEL08 May 26 May 29 Tu – Fri 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
KEEL09 May 30 Jun 7 Sat & Sun 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
KEEL010 Jun 8 Jun 11 Mon – Th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
KEEL011 Jun 20 Jun 28 Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
KEEL012 Jul 11 Jul 19 Sat & Sun 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
KEEL013 Jul 13 Jul 16 Mon – Th 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
KEEL014 Jul 25 Aug 2 Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
KEEL015 Jul 27 Jul 30 Mon – Th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
KEEL016 Aug 10 Aug 13 Mon – Th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
KEEL017 Aug 15 Aug 23 Sat & Sun 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
KEEL018 Aug 24 Aug 27 Mon – Th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
KEEL019 Sep 12 Sep 20 Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
KEEL020 Sep 21 Sep 24 Mon – Th 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
KEEL021 Oct 10 Oct 18 Sat & Sun 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
KEEL022 Oct 26 Oct 29 Mon – Th 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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