Advanced Sailing

Sailors in Grad School take the helm of CWB’s gaff-rigged Beetle Cat, marconi-rigged Lightning, spritsail and lug-rigged sloops. Apply the skills learned in Beginning and Intermediate Sailing to larger boats, while building confidence and teamwork. Sailors will learn:

  • Seamanship and knot tying
  • Understanding wind
  • Current weather and land effects
  • Navigation and emergency procedures

Boat handling skills include steering with the sails, roll tacking, jibing, rowing, advanced upwind and downwind sailing.  Students who complete US Sailing’s “Little Red Book” skills during Grad School will earn a Cat Boat or Sloop Livery Card enabling them to continue sailing on their own! Click here to learn more about renting a small sailboat.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Sailing and El Toro Checkout Card, or instructor permission. Please email youthsailing@cwb.org for more information or to request permission.

Summer Sessions | Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm | $240

Session 1: July 17-21, 2017 CAMP FULL!!
Session 2: August 7-11, 2017 ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!!
Session 3: August 14-18, 2017 3 SPOTS LEFT!!
Session 4: August 28-September 1, 2017 ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!!

This information may be outdated. Please call (206) 382-2628 or email youth@cwb.org for updates on open spots and waitlists.

Requirements & What to expect

A swim test is not required for CWB’s youth sailing programs. Lifejackets are required and provided for all participants. Grad School does not include a capsize drill.

View more information about what to expect

Pay What You Can

This program is eligible for a Pay-What-You-Can youth scholarship. To request a scholarship, please fill out our online Individual Request Form.

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