Learn to Sail
In addition to our racing team and accessible sailing programs, ASU Sailing teaches an introductory sailing course.
Our instructors are all active sailors with years of experience, certified by US Sailing to teach with a high level of quality and safety. This course is taught with US Sailing’s nationally recognized curriculum. We use the text, “Learn Sailing Right,” (included in the course fee, also available for purchase online).
The class includes approximately twelve hours of classroom time and 48 hours of on-the-water training. This offers a good balance of theoretical and physical learning.
By the end of this course, students will know the following:
- The parts of the boat
- How to rig a boat
- Finding the wind direction
- The points of sail
- Steering the boat
- Trimming the sails
- Getting underway
- Sailing upwind
- Sailing downwind
- Returning to shore
- Basic navigation
- Seamanship and Safety
The course cost is $200 for ASU students, $250 for nonstudent members of the Sun Devil Fitness Center and $300 for community members, includes all materials and water time with the instructors. Be prepared to have fun!
|Class Dates||Days and Times||Deadline To Register|
Jan 30 – March 6
Mondays/Wednesdays from 2 – 5 p.m.
|Jan 29, 2013|
SRP Tempe Town Lake Marina
Registration Info (How to Sign Up):
Register for instructional programs in-person at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex Administrative Services Desk:
Mon-Thu 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Checks (made payable to ASU)
- MasterCard and VISA (to pay by phone please call 480-965-8329)
Payment and registration for the program are being administered by the instructional sports program at the Sun Devil Fitness Center (SDFC). More information can be found at http://fitness.asu.edu/programs/instructional-programs.