The Tri-Cities Boating Club announced today that they will offer an 8 week Sailing Course from June 26 to Aug 21, 2017 on Watauga Lake.
The 8 class course will begin at 6pm on consecutive Monday evenings and end at dusk. Classes will be held at the Sail Dock at Lakeshore Marina on Watauga Lake. The course will include both classroom and on the water training in each class. Students will need to provide their own life jackets to be worn during the on-the-water portion of the class.
Rich Moakler, chair of the Education Committee of the Tri-Cities Boating Club, noted that this sail course is created to serve the needs of the novice and non-sailor, as well as the experienced sailor providing basic skills and knowledge of the sport.
The course starts with basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, safety, and sail processes and then tackles the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship and handling of more difficult sailing conditions, navigation rules, and an introduction to heavy weather sailing.
The course will cost $50 for Tri-Cities Boating Club and Watauga Lake Sailing Club members, or $100 for non-Club members and includes all required learning materials.