- 85 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
- 85 Ratings
Loved your intro and real commentary. Both you and captain x Have so much knowledge share! It was greatly appreciated. It was a fun family experience vs stressful/ uninteresting for my 12 yr old. He is hooked! And our friend who I recommended to attend so we can all sail together in the future had same great comments!
Capt x was awesome
Captain X was awesome I would recommend him to my grandchildren In fact I would tell them to request capt x
I learned just what I wanted to! It was fun, affordable, and really helpful--thank you!
Took the 2 day ASA101 course taught by Captain X. He was patient and very knowledgeable,he also had plenty of stories to tell and my family of 4 had great time and learned the basics of sailing. I will definitely be booking boats from them and look forward to continuing to learn through the classes they offer.
Thank you, great Experience!!!!!!
Captain Xa was a wonderful instructor and we had a fabulous time learning the basics of sailing! I was convinced that I would be horrible at it, but Captain Xa was very patient and good at providing instructions that were easy to understand. By the second day, I actually felt what is was like to be "in the groove," and it was a pretty amazing feeling!
Mr X’s 101 course was fun. He is a knowledgeable and helpful instructor. Course was a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing Mr X and Clint in the future for practicing my new skills and progressing to coastal cruising.
Great experience with instructor Xa. Can’t wait to get out on the water again and will be renting from Go Sail AZ. I hope to take the follow on courses after I have a little more hands on experience.
Gained an impressive amount of knowledge in what appears to be a limited amount of time.
Awesome! Capt Clint and X are great to work with and provide excellent hands on instruction.
Sailing with Captain "x" was exciting if not awesome. But, don't be fooled...he will push you outside your comfort zone and it'll be money well spent.
Wonderful class, awesome instructor, perfect experience!
The instructors are deeply knowledgeable but also fun. No one needs to sail. If it isn't fun, why bother? But it's important to do it safely, correctly, etc. I would recommend Go Sail AZ in a heartbeat.
Capt. X was a fantastic instructor. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and gave us the trust needed to truly feel confident.
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.