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Join SCOW and improve your sailing skills with special training offered only to members.
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If you have questions, please send an email to
SCOW's Training Director at training@scow.org.


     

SCOW has training opportunities both for old salts and for folks who haven't put foot on a sailboat yet but who want to learn to sail. We offer our classes to [SCOW members only*]

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 course. Significant prior sailing experience is required to take the cruiser course - e.g. taking the basic sailing course and then skippering the Flying Scots for a year, or significant cruiser experience, etc. Applicants applying for the cruiser course must submit a brief summary of sailing experience for review.

SCOW's training courses include:

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.


Session 1

Land Sessions
April 5, 12, 19 & 26 Thurs.
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Water Sessions

April 20, 21 & 22,
April 27, 28, & 29,
May 3, 4, 5, & 6
Any 2 of:
Thurs & Fri. 4- 8 pm,
Sat. & Sun. 8:00 am-12:00 or 10:00 - 2:00 pm or 12:00-4:00pm

Makeup Session
May 12, 13
Sat. or Sun 9:00am - 1:00pm

Session 2

Land Sessions
May 17, 24, 31 & June 7 Thurs.
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Water Sessions

June 1, 2 & 3,
June 8, 9 & 10,
June 14, 15, 16 & 17
Any 2 of:
Thurs & Fri. 4- 8 pm,
Sat. & Sun. 8:00 am-12:00 or 10:00 - 2:00 pm or 12:00-4:00pm

Makeup Session
June 23, 24
Sat. or Sun 9:00am - 1:00pm

Session 3

Land Sessions 
Land class 1 = August 1st, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Land class 2 = August 8th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Land class 3 = August 15th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Land class 4 = August 22nd, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Water Sessions
Water class 1 = August 4th, morning or afternoon option

Water class 2 = August 5th, morning or afternoon option

Water class 3 = August 11th, morning or afternoon option

Water class 4 = August 12th, morning or afternoon option

Water class 5 = August 18th, morning or afternoon option

Water class 6 = August 19th, morning or afternoon option

Make-up dates = August 25-26, TBD




          *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, 4 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 get a year of Basic Sailing under their belt, before graduating to the Cruising Boat class.

Spring Session

Land Sessions
April 9 & 16 Monday
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Water Sessions
April 14, 15, 21
Sat,Sun, & Sat 8:00am – 4:00pm

Night Session
April 20, Friday Night Class 4:30pm-11:00 pm


Makeup Session
April 22, Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Fall Session

Land Sessions
Sept. 13 & 26 Thur., Wed
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Water Sessions
Sept. 15, 16, 29
Sat,Sun, Sat 8:00am – 4:00pm

Night Session
Sept. 28, Friday Night Class 4:30pm-11:00 pm
pm

Makeup Session
Sept. 30, Sunday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


           *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 Session

Water Sessions

Sat. July 21
9:00am – 5:00pm

September Session

Water Sessions

Sat. Sept. 15
9:00am – 5:00pm



 Introduction to Spinnaker
Introduction to SpinnakerSpend 4 hours with a SCOW trainer going over the basics of spinnaker sailing on our fleet of Flying Scots. A spinnaker is a large, thin (usually colorful) "kite-like" sail used when sailing down wind. This  training  will include an electronic ahead-of-class packet of reading materials to familiarize yourself with spinnaker terms and basic theory. The  training  itself will be heavily weighed to getting out on the water and practicing safely raising and dousing a Spinnaker. Conditions need to be just right for spinnaker training, however, so keep the next day (Sunday) open in case the instructors needs to wait for better conditions.  Please Email training@scow.org if you're interested in our Spinnaker class. Dates and instructors are being finalized and we'll offer the  training  if there's enough interest

 

All of the  training  is held at the Washington Sailing Marina.  Please contact our volunteer Training Director training@scow.org for more information.  For availability of training offerings visit our "member only" training page.

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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