Sailing is a great sport and lots of fun! All it takes to get started is a little time on the water and a basic understanding of what powers a sailboat. With some basic instruction, you’ll soon be in control— enjoying the sun on your face and the wind in your sails!
Two-Hour Sailing Workshops
Learn skills that will last a lifetime through hands-on, on-the-water exercises.
• Advanced Docking Skills and Close Quarters Maneuvering
• Advanced Anchoring Skills that give you peace of mind to sleep through the night
Space is limited to four people per boat in order to give each participant individual instruction. Only the advance registration includes a one-day ticket to the show and is highly recommended. Course fee: $95 per person/per session in advance; $125 at the show. For workshop description, schedule and to register CLICK HERE.
Three-Hour Sailing Workshops
These three-hour hands-on skill building sessions offer a more-in-depth learning experience with additional skills training and more practice time at the helm. Created specifically for and presented only at the boat show.
• Introduction to Catamaran Sailing
Space is limited to six people per boat in order to give each participant individual instruction. Only the advance registration includes a one-day ticket to the show and is highly recommended. Course fee: $125 per person/per session in advance; $150 at the show. For workshop description, schedule and to register CLICK HERE.
Four-Hour Sailing Workshops
Whether you are a cruiser looking to get to the next port safely, quickly, efficiently and comfortably; or a hard core racer determined to get to the next mark and finish line ahead of your competition, this on-the-water clinic is for you. North U brings you this 4-hour course designed to help you get the best performance out of your boat.
• Advanced Sail Trim for Cruisers and Racers
Space is limited to 6 people per clinic aboard a new Beneteau 35, supplied by Passage Yachts . Pre-registration is highly recommended as only the advance registration includes a one-day ticket to the show. Sing-up individually or with your entire crew! Course fee: $95 per person (one additional crew member $75 pp), Crew of 6: $400; $125 per person at the show.
Full-Day Sailing Clinic
This fast paced, full-day, on-the-water and in the classroom experience created by North U is intended to introduce you to the thrills, skills and techniques of match racing. In the clinic you will learn about the enrty, dial ups, circling, lead/push, hooking, shifting right, double jibs and many other match racing tactics during shoreside sessions, and then head out on the water to do them yourself.
• Match Racing
Pre-registration is required. This clinic is open to all sailors 16 years and up. You can sign-up as a team or individually – and no prior match racing experienced required. Course fee: $100 per person (one additional crew member $75), Team (4 people): $300.
Sail America and its partners are busy creating an exciting on-the- water educational program for this year’s Discover Sailing Program at Strictly Sail Pacific. If you have specific ideas or suggestions for the on-the-water topics you’d like to see covered please contact Gary Edelman.