- 59 Ratings
Basic Keelboat Two-Day Lesson on Lake Pleasant
Get set for a basic sailing lesson that gives you the knowledge necessary to skipper your own sailboat. Enjoy a fun and safe lesson perfect for everyone.
What You Will Do
- Learn all about sailing during a 12-hour class that familiarizes you with the ins and outs of this classic sport
- Listen to a friendly instructor, who teaches you how to safely skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat
- Hear all about basic sailing terminology, parts, and functions of the boat and sails
- Spend two days having all your questions about sailing answered to ensure you're on the right path
- Two-day sailing class
- 59 Ratings
Captain X is the best. Straight forward and very informative.
Excellent to work with, excellent training, looking forward to the next class.
Great sailing introduction and clear instruction. Our instructor was able to make the best of challenging wind conditions and adjust the activities accordingly.
The instructor was perfect, patient and friendly. I would have preferred to get the material ahead of time though.
Not only was sailing the boat so much fun, our instructor was very informative, funny, and helpful throughout the entire course.
Captain X was superlative. He delivered a highly personalized experience to all three of us in the class. Everyone got equal attention, and there was just the right mix of relaxed enjoyment and intensity to get the materials to really stick. The test material was covered extensively throughout the course, and Captain X made use of every minute we had together. When the wind was down, we practiced knots and talked about right of way. When the wind was up, he encouraged us all to push ourselves and capitalize on the lift. And when the boat really heeled over, surprising us rookies, he took the tiller, eased the sheet, and immediately showed us how to regain our composure when we felt ourselves in over our heads. It was time—and money—well spent. I look forward to getting back out on the water with Captain X as soon as possible. Might be a few weeks, but my wife already knows we're booking a 2-hour sail ASAP. Thanks.
Captain X was patient and thorough with the crew and not only showed me how to do a particular maneuver, but also explained WHY which helps with understanding the overall strategy of sailing!
The instructor, Captain X, was knowledgeable, fun, and safe. He provided solid instruction and provided the history behind the reasons to give us a better understanding as to why we do things, like sailing by the lee.
Clint was a very easy going yet very effective instructor. His style is actual experience first, then theoretical understanding will follow.
Great instruction and fun!
Professional instruction with just the right amount of feedback to make a good learning experience without intimidation.
Made learning fun yet relevant!
Felt like I left knowing a lot more than I expected to. So much so I’ll probably ending up signing up for the coastal class down the road
Learned quite a bit of technique.
Capt Sutter is a great teacher & very nice gentleman. He was always patient & knowledgeable. The 2 day course was fun & he brought us back alive. Would recommend this course highly.
Our Skipper Mr. X took his time to provide valuable education on sailboat safety and instruction. I feel confident about renting a sail boat and taking my family out for an afternoon sail because of the experience and effort put forth by Mr. X. Thanks, Sam
- Wm. Ron
On a day with very little wind I learned more than was expected. The instructor (Xa) was very well equipped to teach this class both with experience and personality. I feel I made new friends and look forward to continuing these relationships. I feel Go Sail Arizona was my best choice to start the road to becoming a proficient and safe sailor and I would recommend them highly. Wm. Ron Burns
The instructor, X, made it very simple to understand the points of sail and the handling of the boat. He also had a good sense of humor. We all became competent in a short time sailing around the island, tacking, jibing and trimming the sail. X also did a great job teaching what we needed for the test (all 4 students got a 100%). X gave us helpful pointers for how to handle higher wind situations which I will definitely use. Really an excellent experience. Trey Tennyson
One letter. X.
This was an fantastic introductory course and I look forward to take the next few courses offered by Go Sail AZ. While the wind wasn't always playing nice with us we were still able to get out and sail which was great. Captain Clint made everything easy and approached everything from a beginners standpoint. He was also very personable and made the hours on the lake fly by. If you're on the fence about taking these courses, don't hesitate. Jump in and do it, they're worth every penny.
Never having been on a sailboat before, everything I knew came from a book. I was afraid it would be intimidating or difficult to get started. I could not have been more wrong. Captain Clint is easy to get along with and very understanding when it comes to little or no experience. He took his time to explain things and was very patient with my whole class as we learned to sail at different paces. I would highly recommend this course and this school to anyone interested in learning to sail. I am very glad I chose this school and am looking forward to taking more classes from Go Sail AZ in the near future.
For a introductory course, Capt. Clint goes well beyond the basics and provides far more than is covered just in the course and is very easy to talk to about a wide variety of sailing topics. Can't wait to get out there on my own to further fine tune the skill set his started with me. Very much looking forward to taking more classes to further my knowledge and skill set.
Captain x is a great teacher.
Capt Xa was great. Very patience and thorough.
Captain X instructed us with great kindness and fairness.
Captain X was a very good instructor, friendly, thorough, patient. The only thing that kept me from awarding another star is that the sailing was perhaps too short. After the lesson, I suggest giving each student the helm for 15 minutes or so to sail how they wish. That is, a bit more letting folks put together what they learned without having step by step instruction. Would be good to let students struggle a bit and would build confidence.three day at same price would be ideal. But great instruction, would recommend to others.
Although the student (ahem, me) was sleep deprived (2 nights of non-sleep with 2 big dog/puppies in bed sleep, badly coinciding with a new sail class), Captain Clint was ever patient & even-keel with his approach. He possesses an expert handling of sailing vessels, while sharing his knowledge, even to brain addled learners! Captain Clint has a laid-back, but thorough & methodical way of teaching. He has a passion & a (Jimi Hendrix) feel for sailing, that inspires those around him. I felt I knew the most important knots (somehow instant amnesia when asked to perform!), the Captain, also taught some creative knots we've never seen before! The double lasso bowline, a cool one that I will need to practice! And "The dangling doo-dads knot" (my nickname [said with a sailor's wink]), a creative rope twisting one :) I feel fortunate to have had Clint "show me the ropes." I would very much recommend Captain Clint to others learning to sail!
I feel like I got awesome instruction and am excited to continuing to learn to sail. Looking forward to arranging more time with you guys! A few minor suggestions I might make: 1. In the email letting people know about the reading material that is coming, I would mention that they are expected to read it and be generally familiar with the terminology. Naturally people are paying a lot of money to participate, so you'd expect they would read everything given up front, but I think calling it out may help. 2. A few waters on the boat would be a smart move - or a cooler where people can stash a beverage.
Capt Xa was so knowledgeable and I learned so much from him! I'm excited to come back and do the 2 hour sail withyour team being part of my crew, so I can build more confidence and learn even more!
Had a great time and got comfortable with the basics. Worth the money and highly recommended! Thanks, Captain Clint!
Excellent class! I learned tons and had a great time, as did the rest of the crew! Highly recommended and well worth the price! Thanks!!
I got my ASA101 certification with Captain Clint and it was amazing. My wife bought me sailing lessons since I've always wanted to learn how to sail. Best weekend ever to be honest! Clint was really knowledgeable and patient. He let me try everything out until I really learned it. He was just a chill, easy going guy who really wanted you to learn sailing. I will be taking more classes with Clint in the future.
Excellent course.. Good blend of classroom and practical/on-water training. I'll definitely be renting sailboats in the next few months for additional practice before moving onto the 103/104 certifications.
Captain XA was great! My only suggestion would be to find a more suitable classroom atmosphere. The current location was noisy with to many distractions.
I had a great time on the water and I learned a lot. I would recommend it.
Wife and I passed our test. Capt Clint was a great instructor who helped give us a glimpse into sailing. We intend to rent/charter boats and continue learning.
After the course I feel I am ready to start sailing.