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.
- 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.
: Access to this course is not immediate and usually takes 24-48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, for students to receive login information for their Continuing Education courses. For additional information regarding Continuing Education courses hosted on Canvas, please visit this website: https://confluence.uwf.edu/display/public/Accessing+eLearning.
Once an account has been created for you through Canvas, you will receive an email with your account information and directions on how to log into your course. Please login using CONTINUING EDUCATION through the following link to access your Continuing Education course: http://elearning.uwf.edu/.
If you need further assistance accessing your course, please contact the UWF ITS Help Desk at 850-474-2075 or the Continuing Education Student Support Center at 850-473-7468.