Sailing Club of Washington


LEARN TO SAIL

We offer training to SCOW members only
For more information, contact SCOW's Training Director at training@scow.org

Join SCOW and improve your sailing skills with special training offered only to members.  For more information on how to become a SCOW member visit the Join SCOW section of the Website.  Please note the blue highlighted disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

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./p>

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


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 2019

Land Training

April 2, 9, 16, 23

Water Training

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

Makeup Training

May 5, 11

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

Coming soon in 2020  



BASIC SAILING - SUMMER 2019

Land Training

June 4, 11, 18, 25

Water Training

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

Makeup Training

July 6, 7

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

Coming soon in 2020  



BASIC SAILING - FALL 2019

Land Training

August 27, September 3, 10, 17

Water Training

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

Makeup Training

October 12, 13

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

Coming soon in 2020  

Cruising Sailing

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. 


One -  

Submit a completed sailing Résumé to SCOW's Training Director at training@scow.org    Sailing Résumé

Two

Potential candidates will be invited to demonstrate skills on a sail arranged by Training Director.
Questions? Please contact Training Director at training@scow.org.


Three

Invited candidates will receive the registration code [required] to register for one of the sessions below.

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CRUISING SAILING - SPRING 2019

Land Training

April 8, 17

Water Training

April 27, 28, May 4

Night Water Training

Date to be determined by the students

Makeup Training

May 5

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

Coming soon in 2020  

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CRUISING SAILING - FALL 2019

Land Training

September 18, 25

Water Training

September 22, 29, October 5

Night Water Training

Date to be determined by the students

Makeup Training

October 6

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

Coming soon in 2020  

Capsize Training

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.


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SESSION 1 - CAPSIZE TRAINING 2019

Water Sessions

TBD

9:00am – 5:00pm

Coming soon in 2020  


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SESSION 2 - CAPSIZE TRAINING 2019

Water Sessions

Saturday September 21

9:00am – 5:00pm

Coming soon in 2020  

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.

   

Sailing Club of Washington  [SCOW]
PO Box 25884  •  Alexandria  •  VA  •  22313

We keep our boats at Washington Sailing Marina on Daingerfield Island
1 Marina Drive  •  Alexandria  •  VA  •  22314

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