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 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 $200.00.
  • Email with any questions.

2022 Class Schedule

We’re currently working on the schedule for 2022.  The first class typically starts in April.

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

Helpful Class Resources