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Sailing Fundamentals in San Francisco

Sailing Fundamentals

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Alameda, CA, Pier 39 - San Francisco, CA
  • Learn the basic skills of sailing in this fun and educational weekend course!
    • Your U.S. Sailing Certified School has been providing sailing instruction for over 27 years
    • Maximum of 4 sailors per boat, ensuring personal instruction
    • Learn basic skills including sailing terminology, safety practices, tacking and gybing, sail trim, knots, and docking
    • No prior sailing experience necessary!
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  • This weekend sailing class is an excellent introduction to sailing. With the short 2-day format, you will be introduced to the sport of sailing and taught the fundamentals of sailing theory, including basic maneuvers and seamanship.

    You will learn on the J/80 sailboat, an extremely comfortable, safe and modern sportboat. This class is for the beginner that wants a quick introduction to sailing on a weekend.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Sailing terminology
    • Points of sail
    • Tacking and gybing
    • Wind Awareness
    • Sail trim
    • Knots
    • Safety practices and equipment
    • Docking

    You'll gain extensive hands-on experience, building the sailing skills and knowledge to pursue sailing endeavors on your own, with confidence!

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  • Essential Information

    • No prior experience necessary
    • Also appropriate for those who have some experience, but are not comfortable sailing on their own
    • Must sign release of liability waiver
    • Requires at least 2 participants to run


    2 days: 8 hours each day

    Maximum Participants

    There will be a maximum of 4 participants per class.


    This experience is only for those in the class.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

    What To Wear

    Wear layered clothing, bring rain gear, and wear light soled shoes. In addition, it is recommended to bring a hat, sunglasses and sailing gloves.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 30 days in advance.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 30 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 30 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

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