United States Power Squadrons®
America's Boating Club®
Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron

Sail Course
 
Sail
 
Sail (Sa) is a two module course which presents the principles and practice of sailing.

Sail101, Basic Sail, provides a through study of the terminology of sailing; as well as information on the following subjects: sailboat rigs, sail plans, boat design and hull types, sails, standing rigging, running rigging, wind, preparing to sail, sailing upwind, sailing downwind, docking and anchoring, marlinespike seamanship, and navigation rules.

Sail102, Advanced Sail, provides information on the following subjects: wind forces, stability, balance, sail shape, tuning the rig, steering and helmanship, spinnaker handling, heavy weather sailing, storm conditions, sailing safety, sailboat racing, race management, navigation rules.

This course has no prerequisites.