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Learn to Sail 2022-Class Group II

Welcome to WCSC's Adult Learn to Sail class!

Before the class we ask that you take the US Sailing "Basic Keelboat Online." That allows us to spend more time on the water and less time in lecture. The cost is $50 and takes about 2-3 hours to complete. There is a quiz at the end to test your knowledge but a passing score is not required.

The book we are using is "Learn Sailing Right- Beginner," and we will mail you a copy.

Friday evening September 16 we will have an evening lecture from 7pm - 9pm.
We will meet at the WCSC Clubhouse.
The address is 5200 West Wind Way, Anderson,  SC  29626

In the Friday lecture we will be covering the following information in your book: Chap 1: Preparing for Sailing, Chapter 2:  Know Your boat, Chap 3: Looking around and describing directions, Chap 4: Wind and Water, Chap 5: Points of sail, Chap 6: Steering, Chap 14:
Knots and Coiling, 
and Chapter 15: Courtesy and Navigation.

Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 will be from 9am - 5pm
We will meet at the WCSC Clubhouse.
The address is 5200 West Wind Way, Anderson,  SC  29626

Please bring the following with you:
• United States Coast Guard approved lifejacket must be worn at all times. Please bring a Type 3 life jacket with you.
• Please dress in layers according to the weather forecast.
• If the forecast is for rain - bring a jacket or rain gear as we will still sail as long as no thunderstorms are forecast.
• Closed-toed shoes.
• Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses - A cord for the sunglasses is also a good idea.
• Sailing Gloves - Not required but might make ropes and lines easier on the hands.  
• Bring a change of clothes and a towel in case you get wet.
• Water bottle - please bring to take on the boat with you.
• Lunch
We will be covering  the following information in your book:  Chap 6: Steering, Chap 7: Trimming the sails, Chap 8: Rigging, Chap 9: getting underway,  Chap 14: Returning and Ship shape, Chap 10: Putting it All Together, Chap 11: Tacking, Chap 13: downwind sailing.

9:00 – 10:30 Chalk Talk
10:30 – 12:30 Sail Practice
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch (Bring your own)
1:00 – 2:00 Chalk Talk
2:00 – 4:00 Sail Practice
4:00 - 5:00 Debrief

We will be practicing the above and adding information the information from your book: Chap 16: Seamanship and safety- Person in the Water

9:00 – 10:30 Chalk Talk and Land Drills
10:30 – 12:30 Water Drills
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch (Bring your own)
1:00 – 2:00 Chalk Talk and Land Drills
2:00 – 4:00 Water Drills
4:00 - 5:00 Debrief

You will be sailing with an instructor in either a Flying Scot or a Lightning which are 19 foot open sailboats. Both are stable and have comfortable room for 4 people.

See you soon!
Friday, September 16, 2022, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Western Carolina Sailing Club
5200 Westwind Drive
Anderson, SC  29626
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Allison Fontenot
Paul Jordan
Learn to Sail
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee