The Rudder Club
8533 Malaga Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244

Adult Sailing Lessons

Upcoming Schedule in 2017               April 15/16 and 22/23

                                                               May 13/14 and 20/21

                                                              June 17/18 and 24/25

To apply, contact the office manager at 904 264 4094 to confirm space in the next class, and send in this application with your fee as soon as possible!

  The Adult Sailing class is designed to introduce beginners to the art of sailing. By the end of the class, students will be able to operate a small boat in inland waters in light to medium wind and water conditions. The emphasis is on practical sailing skills. 


 Each class will consist of one classroom session on Friday evening before the first weekend session. Two weekends in a row will be dedicated to practicing on the water. 


 A typical weekend session will begin at 9am with an overview of the day’s sailing theory. There will be a lunch break which, depending on the wind conditions, will last from thirty minutes to an hour. Students are asked to bring their lunch. After lunch, there will be an analysis of the morning's drill and a briefing for the afternoon lesson. The boats will be off the water, de-rigged and stored by 4pm. 


 
Sailors are asked to bring their own Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs). We ask that these PFDs are Type III (vest style jacket). Each session may include a capsize drill in the Club’s marina. A change of clothes, towel and bathing suit along with a packed lunch should be brought each Saturday and Sunday session. 


Successful completion of the course leads to US Sailing Small Boat Certification. Instructors have US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instruction certification.


See our answers to frequently asked questions here.