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Weekend Classes for Ages 14 and Up

We offer sailing courses on the weekends for all levels of sailors, from those just learning to sail for the first time to the experienced sailor interested in learning to race. These are group classes, appropriate for persons age 14 and up. For younger children, ages 9-15, please see our Windsurfing and Sailing Summer Lessons. Or, if you're interested in sharpening up your skills in private lessons, we offer those as well.

Basic Sailing: Level I

Discover the dream and prepare to “sail away” in your own Capri dinghy, a 14’ long sloop! We’ll teach you all the basics to get you out on the water, safely maneuvering your sailboat around the lake. Tacking and jibing (turning), sail trim, nomenclature, knots, and water safety are among the myriad of subjects covered in this fast paced and exhilarating course taught by certified instructors. Successful completion will result in a certification, so students may return at their leisure to rent boats!

The price of the Level I course now includes a 1-hour private lesson (normally $80), which you can schedule within the 2 weeks following your completion of the class.

What To Bring

Appropriate for ages 14 and up. Students should bring comfortable clothes, a jacket or fleece, a towel and change of clothes, lots of sun protection, a lanyard to secure their glasses around their heads, a bottle of water, and non-skid/non-marking shoes (tennis shoes, dock shoes, or Teva sandals work great!). Courses include all necessary equipment and a text, if applicable.

Session Times Price
Sailing: Level I 2 day class
9:00am-1:00pm
1 hr private lesson
$275
Spring 2014
February 8-9
February 15-16
February 22-23
March 1-2
March 8-9
March 15-16
March 22-23
March 29-30
April 5-6
April 12-13
April 19-20
April 26-27
May 3-4
May 10-11
May 17-18
May 24-25
Summer 2014
May 31-June 1
June 7-8
June 14-15
June 21-22
June 28-29
July 5-6
July 12-13
July 19-20
July 26-27
August 2-3
August 9-10
August 16-17
August 23-24
August 30-31
Fall 2014
September 6-7
September 13-14
September 20-21
September 27-28
October 4-5
October 11-12
October 18-19
October 25-26
November 1-2
November 8-9
November 15-16
November 22-23

Registration


Sailing Level I | Sailing Level II | Sailing Level III | Private Group Clinics

Intermediate Sailing: Level II

Earn an internationally recognized US Sailing certification and improve your skills on the water! Our certified coaches will refine your boat-handling, teach you capsize recovery techniques, work with you in man overboard drills, and expand your knowledge of self-rescue, sail tuning, and hull dynamics. From here, you will have the skills to dive into our race clinics and the exciting world of yacht racing! Students should be capable of treading water and swimming 100 yards. Participants should possess at least level I sailing skills and have spent 6-8 hours practicing on the water.

Our Level II course now includes 1 free hour of rental which you can use after completing the course.

What To Bring

Appropriate for ages 14 and up. Students should bring comfortable clothes, a jacket or fleece, a towel and change of clothes, lots of sun protection, a lanyard to secure their glasses around their heads, a bottle of water, and non-skid/non-marking shoes (tennis shoes, dock shoes, or Teva sandals work great!). Courses include all necessary equipment.

Session Times Price
Sailing: Level II 2 day class
1:30pm-5:30pm
1 hr free rental
$235
Spring 2014
February 8-9
March 8-9
April 5-6
May 3-4
May 17-18
Summer 2014
May 31-June 1
June 28-29
July 12-13
July 26-27
August 9-10
August 23-24
Fall 2014
September 6-7
September 20-21
October 4-5
October 18-19
November 1-2
November 15-16

Registration


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Advanced Sailing: Level III

This is the class that completes the triangle of you, the boat, and the wind. Here, you will finely tune your sails for optimal harnessing of the wind and gain a lot of sail theory. The recently restructured class offers something to everyone – those wanting to become proficient sailors, the junior sailor, the relaxed weekend racer intent on having fun, or the competitive Olympic hopeful. Advanced topics may include advanced boat handling, sailing patterns without a rudder, sailing backwards… in control even! Highlights will include an introduction to racing encompassing race starts, mark roundings, rules understanding, tactics, and rewards. Upon completion of our Advanced Sailing course, students will be ready to join our Capri racing fleet for evening and weekend racing. Students should possess at least intermediate level sailing skills and bring a notebook for taking notes.

What To Bring

Appropriate for ages 14 and up. Students should bring comfortable clothes, a jacket or fleece, a towel and change of clothes, lots of sun protection, a lanyard to secure their glasses around their heads, a bottle of water, and non-skid/non-marking shoes (tennis shoes, dock shoes, or Teva sandals work great!). Courses include all necessary equipment and a text, if applicable.

Session Times Price
Sailing: Level III 1 day class
1:30pm-5:30pm
Saturdays
$120
Spring 2014
February 22
March 22
May 24
Summer 2014
June 21
July 5
July 19
August 2
August 16
Fall 2014
September 13
October 11
November 8
November 22

Registration


Sailing Level I | Sailing Level II | Sailing Level III | Private Group Clinics

Racing Club

One design fleet/team/match racing with tips and tricks. Open to all qualified sailors with experience racing on boats <16 feet.
Must pass a brief quiz to qualify

This club is $40 per team. A team of two people (skipper and one crew person) is recommended for racing.

For scheduling and updates, join our email and Yahoo groups.

Contact us by email for more information.


Racing Clinic

The Racing clinic will be for those who want to improve technique through lectures and on-the-water-drills. Pass a brief online quiz, and sign up on our website with your availability. The clinic will held with 4 boats for effective, close proximity exercises.

Contact us by email for more information.


Sailing Level I | Sailing Level II | Sailing Level III | Racing
Private Group Clinics

Private Group Clinics

Although regular classes and lessons are underway, private group clinic options are also available for companies and other organizations (all skill levels, and focusing on enjoying the activity, while learning something new).

Pricing: Minimum of 4 people - 3 hour clinic
4-7 people: $120/person
8-14 people: $100/person
15-30 people: $80/person

Beginner Clinic
Rigging, terminology...all of that can come later. With this Clinic, in 2 hours, 2 people who just want to get out on the water, and relax in the sun with a calm breeze, can dip a toe (or or a finger), and find out what all the fuss is about, including why sailing is so much fun.

Advanced Clinic
This 3-hour Clinic helps more experienced sailors push their skills, beyond safely tacking, jibing and controlling sails. Along with building confidence, it also helps the crew learn to work efficiently together, and handle more challenging situations as a team.

Racing Clinic
For advanced sailors (8+ hours on the water experience, and passing a brief quiz) who want even more of a cerebral challenge, with the thrill of competition thrown in, this 2-3 hour Clinic offers high performance training from Shoreline's US Level 3 Sailing Coach. Along with taking on a course at maximum speed, and practicing winning strategies/tactics, team members will learn to manage ever-changing variables (winds, other racers, other watercraft, etc.) as a cohesive, communication-oriented unit.

To sign up a group, or for more info, check out Shoreline's Events page, or call the Events Team at 650-965-3779. To assess skill level, please contact our sailing staff at sailing@shorelinelake.com.

Sailing Level I | Sailing Level II | Sailing Level III | Racing
Private Group Clinics

Private lessons available.