Learn Sailing!

CSPLogo-SmallThe Community Sailing Program has teamed up with the City of Winter Park, Florida to provide a sailing program that is focused on fun and safety. Join us for an exciting three week course of approximately 20 hours of classroom and on-the-water instruction covering all the basics of sailing. Upon completion, you will have the skill and knowledge to rig and sail a small boat on your own and will receive the Community Sailing Program Small Boat certification. Students must be at least 16 years old.

  • All courses are taught by our CSP trained instructors.
  • All boats and equipment are provided.  Just bring you own life jacket.
  • Courses are taught April to June and September to November and begin the first or second week of the month.  Watch the calendar for the most up to date information
  • Each course includes three classroom sessions and three water sessions
  • Includes Start Sailing Right! the U.S. Sailing textbook
  • Cost is $145.00. Bank Checks, money orders or cash only.  Hint: You can use your banks online Bill Pay to mail us a check
  • Email Classes@thesailingclub.us for more information

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2017 Class Schedule

Class Month Classroom Sessions
(6:30 – 8:30 PM)
Community Room at Fashion Square
Water Sessions
(9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Lake Baldwin Park
April Mondays 3rd, 10th and 17th Saturdays 8th, 15th and 22nd
May Mondays 1st, 8th and 15th Saturdays 6th, 13th and 20th
June Mondays 5th, 12th and 19th Saturdays 10th, 17th and 24th
September Mondays 11th, 18th and 25th Saturdays 16th, 23rd and 30th
October Mondays 2nd, 9th and 16th Saturdays 7th, 14th and 23rd
November Mondays 30th(Oct), 6th and 13th Saturdays 4th, 11th and 18th

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Topics Covered

Classroom Sessions:

  • Standing and running rigging
  • Wind direction and velocity
  • Sail trim and marlinspike
  • Coming about and gybing
  • Light & heavy air sailing
  • Capsize recovery
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Heaving to
  • Stopping and beaching

Water Sessions:

  • Review & application of classroom sessions
  • Dry land demonstration by instructors
  • Water demonstrations by instructors
  • Students on-the-water with the aid of instructors and instructor assistants

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