We’ll cruise out and see the local sights (dolphins & sea turtles) heading out towards Gulf of Mexico the perfect day adventure, outdoors, not too physical of a learning experience.
An introduction to basic sailing & coastal cruising off the St Petersburg – Tampa Bay waters get as involved as you want, have fun, be safe and enjoy a day sailing – cruising.
Your choice of morning or afternoon sail, morning 9AM to Noon, afternoon sail 1-4PM.
Starting we’ll walk around, have a safety briefing, move on to parts of sailboat and basic sailing. Introduction to learn coastal cruising – Get as much hands on experience as you want. You’ll be coached on basic sailing, learn by performing experience: hoisting sails, tending lines and sheets – sailing drills, learning to tack into the wind – jib with the wind, no prior experience required, When we’re under way, you’ll be performing setting and trimming both the main & jib sails, practicing tacking and jibing drills – switching working positions and learn basics at different crew stations – tending lines, working the winches, setting sails including helm – steering the boat. Or just sit back and enjoy the experience. On the “Plan B” enjoy FL sun, great salt water views and memories and an introduction to what yacht cruising is really like. Snacks (chips) and beverages included Soda & bottled water.
Refresh your skipper skills on a sloop-rigged 45′ yacht by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15-20 knots) and various sea condition
Former Commander USCG AUX 9-10 Ft. Myers-Cape Coral FL, current 100-ton Master Captain with sailing endorsement, over 5 years sailing instructor experience with both US Sailing, American Sailing Association certified for Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising, Bare Boat, Navigation, Catamaran sailing courses.