Sailing In Different Types Of Water

Sailing in different types of water. Learn how to sail on different water conditions. Let's say you learned to sail on a lake. You are going to obviously want to check out your skill level. You are going...

Let's say you learned to sail on a lake. You are going to obviously want to check out your skill level. You are going to need to learn the local waters. I highly respect anybody that comes in here with their boat and uses our launch facilities for the first time and asks me what they need to know about sailing in deep water. I admire anybody that takes the time to initiate everything and ask what they need to know about the local area. I expect everybody to ask those questions. You want to know where the coast guard equipment is; that's required also. Where are the life jackets? Where are the seat cushions, the flares, and the air horn in case there is a man overboard? I would want to know where all that is, I would certainly have drills so if you and three friends are going out and one of the friends went overboard, you would already have a plan in place. You need to have one person who can just worry about brining the boat back around and someone else watching the person in the water. That is the kind of stuff that we teach. So that you can come down and handle a 20 footer comfortably and if you want to charter a boat down to the Virgin Islands, you can learn what do you need to know about large boats. The bigger the boat is, the easier they are to sail. Don't let size intimidate you. You just have to know how to navigate properly. You have to know how to handle the boat with the motor on because you will be going in and out of power versus sail. You certainly want to know how to anchor so that you can get a good night's sleep. That's the kind of stuff we teach in our large boat course.

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