YOUR FIRST SAILING EXPERIENCE

HOW FIRST SAIL WORKS

Interested in learning how to sail, but not sure if you are ready for a full commitment? Take a First Sail Class to see first-hand why sailing is one of the most relaxing as well as exhilarating activities on earth.

 

This unique on-the-water opportunity is designed to provide a memorable experience that will motivate newcomers to continue sailing. We offer a pathway to participation through resources on

how to get involved safely and sustainably.

FIRSTSAIL

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF

TERMINOLOGY AND CONCEPTS


•    Rig and check the boat
•    Assign roles for initial sail
•    Discuss different sail plans
•    Practice upwind sailing with tacking drills, sailing   

      "in the groove" with tell tales and explain the wind

       indicator
•    Practice downwind sailing with jibing drills,

      discussions of wind awareness   and safety
•    Review proper docking, tie up and storage     

       techniques
•    Review and identify next steps in learning

 

WHEN TO SAIL

Schedule your first sail with us whenever convenient, we host lessons throughout the week.
 

WHAT TO BRING
Closed-toed rubber-soled shoes, sunglasses, a hat with a brim, comfortable lightweight layers of clothing, a jacket that sheds rain or spray, a water bottle, sunscreen and lip balm.
 

Ages
14 years and older

PRICING
$50 per person for non-members*
$25 per person
for members*
*Group rates are available

WHO TO CONTACT

SSBG COMMUNITY SAILING CENTER

409-572-2560 Ext. 1008

Capt. Mike Janota

Director

mjanota@ssbgalveston.org

Capt. David Gaston

Adaptive Programs Director

dgaston@ssbgalveston.org

Clement Jardin

Youth Coordinator

youthsailing@ssbgalveston.org

SEASTARBASE

PHONE
409-572-2560

FAX
409-572-2564

EMAIL
info@ssbgalveston.org


LOCATION
7509 Broadway
Galveston, Texas 77554


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