- 16 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
- 16 Ratings
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.