|Sailing Classes and Instruction in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands|
Beginner and Intermediate Sailing Classes in the San Juan Islands.
Private lessons may include: an introduction to sailing, pre-departure checklist, how to manage your sail more efficiently, how to make your boat go faster, helmsmanship skills and more. We can offer a customized curriculum suited to your needs. Want to learn Navigation or Rules of the Road? Want to replace your running rigging or learn to splice? We can do all that too.
A private lesson is ideal for families wanting to experience sailing or powerboating. A private lesson can have as many people as the boat will accommodate. If you have a boat I will come show you how to sail it.
Private lessons are $250 per day (or $45 per hour). Your boat.
Learn to Cruise With Your Boat.
Hire me and we will sail north for five to ten days together. Or any number of days you feel necessary for becoming familiar and confident with your boat and your skills. Consider me to get you as far as Desolation Sound, BC and then continue on your own.
$250 per day plus expenses. (price can drop depending on number of days)(I have all the needed charts). Please inquire and I will send resume and letters of reference.
Heavy Weather Class
These sailors went from very nervous...
....to calm and confident.
We had a great day and are still talking about it.
Another satified student tells his story...
I am writing to thank you again for your patience, experience and valuable insights during our 4 day "custom cruising course" in July. My daughter and I learned a lot and gained confidence in our boat and our skills. We went sailing yesterday and she was amazing - hanking on the jib, managing docklines and jib sheets, steering to the compass, taking bearings, and generally acting as the most qualified 10 year old first mate on the water!
As you know, we purchased our first keelboat after years of dinghy sailing, and needed help becoming familiar with systems and procedures on a bigger boat. Rather than enroll in a sailing school, we wanted to spend time specifically focused on managing our boat, and on filling the gaps in our knowledge.
The itinerary you put together for us met our needs perfectly. Of course the basic sailing drills were useful, but we also got comfortable with reefing, anchoring, basic navigation, and the other skills that we need to develop for safe cruising.
Thanks, Don - we learned a lot and had a great time sailing with you.
Nat & Hana Burgess, Lopez Island, WA
Here's to a great summer season!
Summer programs include guided hiking, sailing lessons and instruction, wilderness canoe trips, remote mountain backpacking, Wilderness First Aid, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and marine navigation classes.