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   ADULT SAILING PROGRAMS

   

  

Discover the excitement of sailing
with one of our beginners' class and
further your skills with our numerous
intermediate and advanced programs:





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 Welcome to the CGSC Adult Sailing Program!

CGSC Instructors and Coaches are Certified US Sailing Instructor. US Sailing represents the highest level of professionalism and integrity in the sport of sailing. At Coconut Grove Sailing Club, we are very proud of our affiliation with US Sailing and the level of quality it brings to our programs. 

Discover here under the large array of courses and clinics offered by CGSC! 

ADULT SUNFISH, FLYING SCOT & SMALL BOAT COURSES


Our US Sailing Instructors are committed to helping you learn to sail, familiarizing you with basic seamanship, introducing you to the wonderful sailing community of South Florida and the Biscayne Bay, and taking special care that you learn safely and enjoy your new experience. You can expect to learn some basic knots, basic sailing maneuvers, and introduction to navigational charts, safety procedures, wind-sensing, right-of-way, nautical terms and the “joy” of sailing.

Our learn to sail class is taught on the “Sunfish”, the most popular, one-adult sailboat in the world. You will learn to rig, launch and sail your “own” boat during this course. The Sunfish is also a popular “rental boat” at beaches, lakes and bays, giving you further opportunities to experience the joy of sailing once you have completed this course. 
 
Upon request, all the classes offered hereunder are also available in private classes. 

Our Coaching Team is international: Phil Adams (Eng.|Esp.), Antonio Bejarano (Eng.|Esp.), Richard Crisler (Eng.),  Nick Mansbach (Eng.|Esp.), Jeanine McLeod (Eng.), Marc Pendaries (Eng.|Esp.|Fra.)
 


SUNFISH BEGINNERS’ WEEKEND COURSE (ALTS)

   Price: $300 CGSC | $350 Non-Members
    Requirement: none
    Level: Beginner/novice
    Format: one weekend (both days from 9 am to 4:30 pm) - 16 hours in all
    Dates: Every 1st weekend of the month (See Calendar)

SUNFISH SAILING CLINICS
   Price: $25 CGSC | $30 Non-Members
    Requirement: Attendance of Sunfish Beginners Weekend Course or some experience
    Level: Beginner
    Format: 3 hrs. per session
    Dates: Every Tuesday or Thursday and two Sunday's a month. (10 am to 1:00 pm Nov-Mar, 4 pm - 7 pm Mar - Nov) (See Calendar for specific dates and times.)

FLYING SCOT FAMILY COURSE - NEW!

   Price for CGSC members: $550/2 pers., $650 for 3 pers.
   Price for non-members: $650/2 pers., $750 for 3 pers.

   This unique new course is a one-of-a-kind in the Biscayne Bay: This is the ideal
   format to learn how to sail with your spouse, your kids or grand-kids: one US Sailing
   certified instructor is dedicated to your family for this two-day experience.
    Prerequisite: none (juniors must complete a swim/life jacket test prior to sailing).
    Level: Beginner or mixed
    Goal: provide a fun family sailing experience while teaching fundamental sailing,
     incorporating the appropriate communication and teamwork components.
    Boats: Flying Scot
    Format: basic 2 day course  (½ day of theory and lecture 1½ day on the water)
    Dates: Call us.  Our specialty is adapt to your family schedule!
    Instructor: Bud Price

FLYING SCOT INTERMEDIATE COURSE (PART A)
   Price: $225 CGSC | $275 non-members
    Prerequisite: completion of Sunfish Beginners' Course or equivalent
    Level: Intermediate
    Goal: build on basic skills introduced in Sunfish: rigging, knot tying, tack and jibe,
     right of way, use of the tiller extension, balancing the boat and the helm, man
     overboard drills, start stop and docking
    Boat: Flying Scot (sloop rigged boat)
    Format: 2 days with a combination of classroom (theory and simulator) and water
     instruction. Starting with an Instructor onboard, then solo.
    Dates: On demand
    Instructor: Bud Price

FLYING SCOT INTERMEDIATE COURSE (PART B)
   Price: $225 CGSC | $275  non-member
    Prerequisite : completion of Sunfish Beginners' Course or Clinics 
     Autonomous boat rigging.
    Level: intermediate sailors who either achieved the FS Intermerdiate Course 
     or have basic skill sets in place the exposure to a Sloop rigged centerboard boat.
    Goal: reviews of the 501 skills plus start/stop, performance trim in all point of sail,
     plan departure and through-harbor sailing, close quarters right of way, stopping in
     irons, restarting from stop, docking.
    Format: 2 days of classroom (theory and simulator) and water instruction.
    Dates: On demand
    Instructor: Bud Price

ADULT KEELBOAT COURSES


BASIC KEELBOAT WEEKEND (2 days)
   Price: $345 CGSC | $395 non-members
   The US Sailing Basic Keelboat course is the national standard for quality sailing
   instruction. This course, taught on a classic 23’ sloop, includes keelboat concepts,
   boat and personal preparation, boat parts, nautical terms, rigging, sail trim,
   departure and return under sail, basic sailing maneuvers, points of sail, five basic
   knots, wind-sensing, use of navigational charts, basic navigation rules, emergency
   procedures, anchoring, overboard recovery... This course is designed to prepare the
   student for the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification.
    Prerequisite: none
   • Level: Beginner
   • Format: One weekend (both days from 9 am to 4:30 pm)
   • Dates: Second or Third Weekend of the month (See Calendar

BASIC KEELBOAT CERTIFICATION/CHALLENGE (4 hours)
   Price: $195 for both  CGSC &  non-members
   The basic keelboat course is designed to prepare the student to take the one-day
   test for the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification. The practical test is taken on the
   water, and when successfully completed, an academic quiz of 80 questions (all
   covered in the Basic Keelboat Textbook) is administered.
   Experienced sailors who do not wish to take the course may challenge the certification
   procedure to attain the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification. They must pass the
   same test as students who have taken the Basic Keelboat course.
   It is highly recommended that challengers purchase and familiarize themselves with
   the US Sailing Basic Keelboat textbook.
   Textbooks may be purchased at CGSC or directly online at www.USsailing.org.

INTRODUCTION TO CRUISING (1 day)
   Price: $200 CGSC | $225 non-members
   An introduction designed to acquaint the student with all aspects of sailing a cruising
   boat; this is a non certificate course. All registrants will participate in all aspects of
   sailing and motoring the sloop rigged cruising boat.
   • Prerequisite: none.
   • Level: Beginner
   • Format: Classroom and water instruction.
   • Dates: On demand 

US SAILING BASIC CRUISING COURSE/CERTIFICATION (3 days)
   Price: $625 CGSC | $725 non-members
   This course will cover all concepts of sailing as well as basic boat systems,
   maneuvering under power, weather awareness, safety aspects and preparation,
   chart reading, navigation, and more. Most of the course will be on the boat with the
   third day reserved for a practical skills test and a written test.
    Prerequisite: US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification
    Level: Advanced
    Format: 2 days Basic Cruising Course + one day for certification testing
    Dates: Last weekend of the month  See Calendar 
    Custom schedule available with a minimum of 2 students in private class.

US SAILING BAREBOAT CRUISING COURSE | CERTIFICATION (4 days)
   Price: $825 CGSC | $925 non-members
   The course will review basic cruising and considers planning an extended cruise
   and provisioning, power under difficult and emergency situations, anchoring for the
   night, advanced sail handling and trim, dingy handling, and more. All of this course
   will be onboard and some may be overnight.
    Prerequisite: Basic Cruising Certification.
    Level: Advanced.
    Format: 4 Days, 3 Overnight including certification testing
    Dates: Contact Us
    Custom schedule available with a minimum of 2 students in private class.


SPECIALTY COURSES


SPINNAKER SKILLS COURSE (Theory)
   Price: $75 CGSC | $100 for non-members     Prerequisite: none.
    Level: all (perfect class for someone who wants to be a good crew but does
     not necessarily know how to sail proficiently).
    Goal: discovery of the basic spinnaker sailing - terminology, step by step
     procedure, and troubleshooting techniques.
    Format: classroom with simulator.
    Dates: On demand
     With this basic course, you will become confident to use the spinnaker on your boat
     and enjoy this exciting aspect of sailing.

SPINNAKER SKILLS COURSE (Water Practice)
   Price: $75 CGSC | $100 for non-members
    Prerequisite: must be skilled at sailing a Flying Scot or similar dinghy.
    Level: Advanced.
    Boat: Flying Scot.
    Goal: discovery of the basic spinnaker sailing - terminology, step by step procedure,
     and troubleshooting techniques.
    Format: Water practice
    Dates:  On demand

 


 

Contact our CGSC Sailing Director, Nick Mansbach:

sailingdirector@cgsc.org | 305.444.4571 x11 | Visit the CGSC online calendar

 

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* Please contact me about::    Sunfish Beginners' Weekend Course
  Sunfish Sailing Clinics
  Flying Scot Family Course (NEW)
  Flying Scot Intermediate Course (Part A)
  Flying Scot Intermediate Course (Part B)
  Basic Keelboat Weekend Course
  Basic Keelboat Certification
  Introduction to Cruising Course
  Basic Cruising Course and Certification
  Bareboat Cruising Course and Certification
  Spinnaker Skills Course (Theory)
  Spinnaker Skills Course (Water Practice)
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SUNFISH/SMALL BOAT RENDEZVOUS

The club hosts a monthly Small Boat Clinic/Rendezvous.

Sunfish, Lasers, Snipes, Flying Scots, Small Keel Boats, Multi-hulls and more are encouraged to make the sail!

Gather for an all day sailing event to a local sand bar for lunch, socializing and a lively return.  No cost for Club members with their own boats.

For details, contact Richard Crisler: crisler@mindspring.com or 305-342-4775.