Sailing Skills and Seamanship course offered

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 8:30am

Want to improve your sailing skills? Then “Sailing Skills and Seamanship” is a course for you. It is designed for both experienced and novice sailboat operators. Topics include types of sailboats, equipment for your boat, how a boat sails, reading the wind, points of sailing, sail controls, running, close-hauled, reaching, and sail adjustments. Basic maneuvers of tacking and jibing are explained along with picking up a mooring, leaving and approaching a dock, and anchoring. In addition, aids to navigation and an introduction to the rules of the nautical road are covered. Cost: $60, includes 454-page textbook.

Six two-hour sessions: April 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. each night.

Location: Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor, 166 McKown Point Road, Boothbay Harbor.

Registration: David Eastwood, 633-4748 or