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.
You must register for this class in advance.