Basic Sailing Class

 It can also serve as a refresher course for those who have not recently sailed. The 14 hour course covers boating safety, knots, rigging and sailing theory. On the water skills such as boat handling, docking, sail trim and capsize recovery will be taught on Quest sailboats. Upon successful completion of this course graduates will be given a free two hour rental card and are eligible to rent Quests and join the Sacramento State Aquatic Center Sailing Membership. This class follows the guidelines set by US Sailing but does not offer a US Sailing certificate. 

Successful completion of a capsize recovery is required for certification. 

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The book used for this course if the Learn Sailing Right Beginning Sailing book (IBSN: 978-0-979467-2-1). The book is included in the cost of the class. Picking up your book early is recommended but not required.

Course Details

Length: 14 hours
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Maximum Enrollment: 6
Minimum Age Requirement: 12


Sac State Students: $150
Affiliate: $190
General Public: $205

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
  • 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; which takes two quarters.

2022 Basic Sailing Class Schedule

Section Start Date End Date Days Time
BSAIL01 Apr 2 Apr 10 Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
BSAIL02 Apr 19 Apr 22 Tu – Fri 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
BSAIL03 May 16 May 19 Mon – Th 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
BSAIL04 May 23 May 26 Mon – Th 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
BSAIL05 June 4 June 12 Sat & Sun 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
BSAIL06 June 6 June 9 Mon – Th 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
BSAIL07 June 18 June 26 Sat & Sun 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
BSAIL08 June 20 June 23 Mon – Th 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

More class for 2022 to come…

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