Intro to Keelboat Sailing

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

In Progress / Completed
Leaders: Michael Crowns
JoAnn Long
Charles Kenyon

Event Information


This class will meet in the Mendota Lounge across from Outdoor UW or the Chartroom.
The Intro to Keelboat Sailing lesson is intended to provide a beginner-friendly path to our  keelboats including the J-fleet.  This intensive all-in-one-day lesson will cover the basics of sailing on a keelboat with 2-3 crew members and will allow you to begin taking lessons on our keelboat fleets. 

Please note: it will take quite a while to earn a rating with which you could check out a keelboat yourself if you come through this track.  It is advised for members who wish to get out sailing sooner to take alternate route and start on Techs=Zests/Badger Sloops or take both routes concurrently.  This will allow you to practice sailing on your own and refine your skills before jumping up to a larger boat such as a T-10 or Knotty Rascal.  It will smooth the learning curve and allow you more time to sail on your own and take your friends out on either a Tech or a Sloop and will not increase the total time to earn a keelboat rating. 

It is recommended that you at least review the following knots on the Animated Knots website:

·        bowline

·        round turn and two half-hitches

·        figure-8 knot (stopper)

·        cleating (clove hitch on a cleat)

Event Type
Lesson / Training


There are 17 people in this event, with 33 spots remaining.

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