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Chelsea Basic Keelboat Course (Weekend)

at Hudson River Community Sailing - Chelsea

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Chelsea, Manhattan
W 26th & 12th Ave Pier 66
At Hudson River Greenway
New York, New York 10001
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 7

What you'll learn in this sailing lesson:

This lesson provides the student with a solid foundation of skills as well as a certification from US Sailing, the national governing body of sailing.

Students learn how to rig and derig a boat, sail at different angles to the wind, turn the boat through the wind, tie various knots, as well as how to predict the weather. Skills taught on the water are reinforced in the classroom. This course for either brand new sailors or intermediate level sailors who have no formal training or who need a brush-up.

Why Enroll:
  • Become a confident sailor
  • Learn a unique pastime/sport
  • Record of achievement and passport to chartering boats worldwide
  • Learn a solid foundation of skills for a lifelong sport
  • Learn how to sail safely
  • Learn how to make the boat go fast
Skills Taught:
  • Boathandling (how to drive the boat)
  • Sail trim (when to pull in or release the sails and how much)
  • Tacking and gybing (two ways of turning the boat)
  • Stopping and starting the boat
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Heaving-to
  • Weather and navigation
Note:
Successful completion of the course results in a US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.

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Refund Policy
For all lessons, not including City Sail: 
To reschedule a lesson with more than 48 hours fore notice, there's a $25 late rescheduling fee. To cancel a lesson or excursion with more than 48 hours fore notice, there's a $25 per person cancellation fee. The 48 hours must be prior to the day on which the sail starts. Lessons rescheduled within 48 hours of the lesson time will incur a fee equal to the price of the lesson. Full refunds are only given in extreme cases on a case by case basis. 

City Sail Cancellation and Rescheduling: 
  1. Rescheduling - A session may be rescheduled prior to 14 days before the start date of the session for a $25 fee per child per session. 
  2. Cancellation - A session may be cancelled and full refund received prior to 30 days before the start date of the session. 
Weather 
  1. Only HRCS can cancel a lesson for weather-related reasons. 
  2. If a lesson is cancelled, HRCS will contact the participants using phone/email in order to notify them and reschedule the lesson. 
  3. Lessons are cancelled if the conditions are deemed unsafe by HRCS. Examples of these conditions are imminent lightning/thunder that will hit our sailing area and winds sustained at 20 knots with gusts above that speed. Rain, cloudiness, and uncomfortable temperatures do not constitute unsafe conditions unless deemed so by an HRCS representative - dress appropriately!
City Sail Program 
Due to limited staff availability there will be no make-ups offered and no price pro-rating.

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Hi, Do you have any available spots left for the August 18 sessions? My husband and I are available and interested in attending that weekend if possible. Sincerely, Cheryl Louie [email protected]
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Hi Cheryl! I'm sorry but the 8/18 session is already sold out. There are 4 seats left for the 8/25 session that you might want to sign up for.
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Reviews of Classes at Hudson River Community Sailing (119)

(119 Reviews)
Chelsea Basic Keelboat Course (Weekend)
Reviewed by Teresa K. on 9/30/2019
Loved it! Had a blast! Tom was great!
Chelsea Basic Keelboat Course (Weekend)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/26/2017
The staff and instructor for this class were excellent. I am only rating 3 stars as the content and description are not accurate. I arrived with no sailing exerience, which was part of the recommended target audience. Two of the other. (3) individuals in the class were very experienced and the rate of the class change drastically, we had only a few hours to go home, read our texts (which were more diagrams then explainations) come back then had to put it all together on the water with only an hour's lecture. Repeat on day two. Then found out at the end of the day day two was a practical test in addition to the written test I had been expecting. All in all I learned a lot, had a great time but didn't wind up certified. The text for the class should be mailed to students in advance so you can be well versed and definitely don't take the class without some private lessons first if you want to be certified.
Chelsea Basic Keelboat Course (Weekend)
Reviewed by Siri M. on 5/23/2016
The class was fantastic--so nice to be sailing across the Hudson on a Spring weekend!
Chelsea Basic Keelboat Course (Weekend)
Reviewed by Kate K. on 9/3/2018
Chelsea Basic Keelboat Course (Weekend)
Reviewed by Nicolas F. on 8/7/2018
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Hudson River Community Sailing

Founded in 2007 to serve the urban community, we partner with public middle and high schools to offer credit bearing academic programs, internships, mentoring, and college readiness. Our youth development platform uses sailing, boat operation, and boat building to further academic skills and instill...

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