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Adult Learn to Sail

Stockton Sailing Club
4980 Buckley Cove Way, 
Stockton, Ca. 95219

Adult Learn to Sail
Information 209-951-5600

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Stockton Sailing Club has teamed up with Delta Sailing School to offer introductory sailing lessons at the club.  Delta is an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified school. 

Among the classes they offer is Basic Keelboat (ASA 101), taught as a 4-day class on two weekends with students separately signing up for each weekend.  They will be offering the first weekend class at the Stockton Sailing Club.  Class size is three or four students per Capri 22 boat with one instructor.  The class is for adults with little to no experience sailing but a desire to learn.  Most of the class is taught on the water so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice what you learn.   Depending on demand, we may arrange for them to offer the second weekend as well.

Tuition is $300 per person for the two-day class for club members.  For non-members the charge is $325 which includes $15 for a temporary student membership plus a $10 deposit on a card key.  That membership will last for 30 days following the class and will include a charge number so students can enjoy the bar and club activities.


    Basic Keelboat Sailing I

This course is designed for the beginning sailor who is interested in learning the basic fundamentals of sailing. The class, held aboard a Capri 22, consists of up to four students and an instructor. Most of the class time is spent on the water, where students gain practical experience steering the boat, raising and trimming the sails, and learning safety procedures. Basic Keelboat Sailing I allows students to make decisions and build confidence preparing them for Basic Keelboat Sailing II and American Sailing Association BKB certification.

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Course Objectives
  • Nomenclature
    • Parts of the Boat
    • Parts of the Sail
  • Points of Sail
  • Theory:
    • Upwind & Downwind Theory and Trim
  • Tacking and Gybing
  • Knots
  • Safety
  • Boat Set-up
  • Set Sail for Practice on the Water
  • Motoring and Docking
  • Steering a Course
  • Theory into practice:
    • Points of Sail
    • Tacking and Gybing
  • Secure the Boat and Homework

Day 2

  • Question & Answer Session
  • Homework Review
  • Wind Shifts
  • Navigation Aids and Rights of Way
  • Man Overboard (MOB) Theory
  • Boat Set-up
  • Review Safety
  • Knots
    • Cleat Knot
    • Bowline
    • Figure eight
  • Set Sail for Practice on the Water
  • Reefing Demonstration
  • Practice Steering a Course, and Points of Sail
  • Tacking and Gybing
  • MOB Demonstration
  • Secure the Boat

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Stockton Sailing Club
Additional Membership Opportunities

  Although not required when you  take a sailing class, there are a number of regular "full" memberships available.
If you think you're going to really love sailing and would like to be able to come to the club more often maybe a regular membership is for you. These memberships allow you regular member privileges including use of the clubhouse and some club owned boats. Owning a boat is not a requirement for regular membership. We have some members that just like to come out to our many social activities, crew for other members or just have a glass of wine while watching the fabulous sunsets from the upper deck.  
There are four types of memberships. Family, Young Adult, Junior and Trial Membership. They all have unique advantages especially the Trial Membership which allows you to "try it before you buy it". 

Check it out by clicking the membership application link below.
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