Practical Sailing

This fun-filled class is our most popular learn to sail course. It adds to your sailing knowledge by taking you on to ASA Basic Coastal Cruising certification. You start from the same place as in Basic Sailing but this 4-day course expands your ability to handle boats in stronger winds and more challenging situations.

Topics include: 

Sailboat Familiarization
Sailing Terminology
Steering, Tacking & Gybing
Stopping the Boat
Safety at Sea
Securing & Making FastSailor's  Knots
Rules of the Road
Person Overboard Recovery
Anchoring and Mooring
How to Identify a Perfect Anchorage
Heavy Weather Sailing
New Ways to Recover Crew Overboard
How to Handle Emergency Situations Afloat
Use of a VHF Marine Radio
Proper Use of Navigation Aids
Sail Combination Under Various Wind Conditions
How to Pick Up a Mooring on The First Try
Identify, Avoid and Treat Hypothermia
More Handy Sailor's Knots

After a fun filled four days of instruction on the Colgate 26 you will receive:

ASA Certification for Basic Keelboat
ASA Certification for Basic Coastal Cruising
The ASA Official Log Book
The ASA text "Sailing Made Easy" and "Costal Cruising Made Easy"
Eligibility to rent similar sailboats at Lighthouse Landing and many charter locations around the world

Practical Sailing is offered through the week or as a four-day weekend.   As always, class size is limited to four students. Reserve a Lakeside Cottage or Guest Room for a complete Lighthouse Landing experience.


Lighthouse Landing Resort & Marina

320 W Commerce Ave, Grand Rivers, KY
Toll-Free:: (800) 491-7245
Phone: (270) 362-8201
Fax: (270) 362-4107


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