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Join SCOW and improve your sailing skills with special training.  
Please note disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
 


  2019 Training Registration  *  
   
Training is offered to members only.

If you have questions, please send an email to
SCOW's Training Director at training@scow.org.


 
   
Makeup dates are only used for rescheduling training opportunities canceled due to inclement weather.

Dates are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Water training is held at Washington Sailing Marina (WSM).

Land training location will be sent in the confirmation email.
 
   

For more information on how to become a SCOW member visit the Join SCOW section of the Website. 

No prior sailing experience is needed to take the basic sailing training. Significant prior sailing experience is required to take the cruiser training- e.g. taking the basic sailing training and then skippering the Flying Scots for a year, or significant cruiser experience, etc. Applicants applying for the cruiser training must submit a brief summary of sailing experience to the Training Director for review. If you are not a Flying Scot skipper you will be required to demonstrate your sailing skills through an on-the-water assessment. Contact the Training Director for more information.

SCOW's training includes:

Basic Sailing

Our Basic Sailing training is taught on 19' Flying Scots. The Basic Sailing  training  offers 4 nights of classroom training and 6 mornings or afternoons of on-the-water Basic Sailinghands-on-training. Once students have passed their written test, they are also eligible for on-the-water tutoring to improve their skills. These Flying Scots are the same boats that SCOW members use to race on on Wednesday nights during the season and that we use for Thursday night social sails. Once SCOW members earn their Flying Scot skippership they also may reserve these boats online for personal use.


Basic Sailing - Spring

Land Training

April 2, 9, 16, 23


Water Training

April 13, 14, 20, 27, 28, May 4


Makeup Training

May 5, 11


Price and Registration

Basic Sailing - Summer

Land Training

June 4, 11, 18, 25


Water Training

June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30


Makeup Training

July 6, 7


Price and Registration

Basic Sailing - Fall

Land Training

August 27, September 3, 10, 17


Water Training

September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29


Makeup Training

October 12, 13


Price and Registration


          *Makeup dates are only used for rescheduling classes canceled due to inclement weather. 

Cruising Boat
Our Cruising Sailing  training is taught on 25' Catalina Cruisers. The boats are big enough to overnight and cook on. The offering includes 2 evenings of land training, 3 days of on-the-water hands-on-training and one evening of hands-on on-the-water night sailing. Once students have passed their written test, they are also eligible for  on-the-water tutoring on the cruisers to improve their skills. SCOW members who are racing certified often race these boats on Tuesday nights and weekends.  Other SCOW members can join as crew. Once SCOW members earn their Cruiser skippership they also may reserve these cruising boats online for personal use. New sailors should become Flying Scot skippers and have a year of Basic Sailing under their belt, before graduating to the Cruising Boat training.

Cruising Sailing - Spring

Land Training

April 8, 17


Water Training

April 27, 28, May 4


Night Water Class

Date to be determined by the students


Makeup Training

May 5

Registration code will be required to sign up for this training opportunity.  Please contact SCOW's Training Director for more information.

Price and More Information

Cruising Sailing - Fall

Land Training

September 18, 25


Water Training

September 22, 29, October 5


Night Water Class

Date to be determined by the students


Makeup Training

October 6

Registration code will be required to sign up for this training oportunity.  Please contact SCOW's Training Director for more information.

Price and More Information


           *Makeup dates are only used for rescheduling classes canceled due to inclement weather. 

Capsize
SCOW Capsize Class

Our Capsize  training is taught on our 19' Flying Scots, sometimes with the help of our 25' cruisers. Members learn how to capsize and how to right a capsized Flying Scot. The  training  is conducted on the water during a morning and afternoon.


 


July

Water Training


September

Water Training

September 21


Price and Registration





All of the  training  is held at the Washington Sailing Marina.  Please contact our volunteer Training Director training@scow.org for more information.  

SCOW Training is conducted in accordance with the SCOW Training Policy.


* SCOW is not affiliated with the National Park Service or Guest Services, Inc. SCOW offers training to its members as part of our overall sailing program. GSI is the official NPS concessionaire to offer sailing lessons to the general public at the Washington Sailing Marina. For information on GSI's training, visit WSM Sailing Lessons page. For general information regarding the marina visit the Washington Sailing Marina website.  

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