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USPS ONLINE Sail Course

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Learn about basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety from experienced USPS sailors.  Then tackle the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions.  This course will benefit non-sailors as well as novice and experienced sailors.

What's Included?
  • Types of sailboat rigs and hull shapes, including sail configurations and standing rigging
  • Wind and water forces affecting sailboat stability and balance
  • Sail shape and tuning the standing rig
  • Steering and helmsmanship
  • Sailing upwind, downwind and spinnaker handling   
  • Heavy weather sailing and storm conditions
  • Boat operations including docking, anchoring and safety issues
Course completion is usually accomplished in nine two-hour sessions, followed by a closed book exam.

Class Details

0 Sessions

Location
UWF Maritime Education Information

Instructor
_ United States Power Squadron 

Start Date:upon registration

More information online at: 
UWF Maritime Education Information

 

Notice

Please read:  Access to the course is not immediate. This course is delivered through the University’s course portal, eLearning. Contact Continuing Education's Student Support Center at 850-473-7468 or toll free at 888-529-1823 if you have any problems with the registration. For more information about Maritime Education Online Course process: https://uwf.edu/media/university-of-west-florida/offices/continuing-ed/pdf/Maritime_Education.pdf.

Tuition: 

$115.00


Registration Closes On
Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
N/A - Online _ United States Power Squadron