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Safe Sailing 50 (Long distance)

Want to learn to sail but live in an area with not classes available or you simply want one-on-one instruction? If you have a cell phone (must have excellent reception where you are sailing) and own or have access to a rental sailboat we can teach you to sail. If you want to purchase a sailboat for the class we can help you with purchasing a used or new one, with starting price of about $1500.

Our one-on-one sailing course will get you sailing safely and correctly. No hassles in learning to sail. We bring the fun back into sailing without the stress of overly complicated and/or technical courses. Course includes remote live audio system and instructional material.

Prerequisites? 1. Safe Boating Certificate via online or via regional course (we can help you with this). 2. No sailing experience required unless our evaluation notes otherwise.

PRICE: 3 hours minimum. Small Boat $175 or Big Boat (under 27 feet) $275.

SIGN UP BY EMAILING AT FUNTOSAIL@GMAIL.COM

See associated policies, traveling clinic info, etc. at the bottom of this page.


Small Sailboat Sailing 100

Learn the basics of small boat sailing unlike with any other sailing course available. You'll learn to trim your sails, tack, jibe, sail in the groove, and more aboard our Sailing Simulator and then on-the-water aboard our Hobie Wave's and Islands (for persons with disAbilities) in this one full day course. Tuition covers syllabus, learn-to-sail pamphlet, safe boating manual, use of  sailboat(s) and equipment, sailing simulator, and certification of completion Safe Boating Certificate (80% passing score), and US Sailing Certification (passing score needed). It is mandatory that you're able to swim or comfortable in a Life Jacket while in the water. Come prepared in clothing appropriate for water based activities (syllabus contains items to bring, etc.).

Prerequisites? None! This is the best class to take first if you have never sailed or have little experience. If you have a disAbility that limits your mobility or cognitive ability please see our Adaptive Accessible Sailing 150 course information below.

PRICE: Course 100 Small Sailboat Sailing: $150/person for 9 hour lesson with learn-to-sail handout, safe boating manual, sailboat, Life Jacket, and gear during course. Boat usage for 1 month.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class.

Note that course 100 is taught from May-Oct.

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See class schedule by clicking the calendar tab near the top of this site. Class size is limited so sign up early. ATTENTION... Classes may not always appear on the calendar so please call for class availability.

See associated policies, traveling clinic info, etc. at the bottom of this page.



Big Boat (Keelboat ) Sailing 200

Keelboat Sailing is a one full day course taught on our Hunter 212 Keelboat (21ft long) that will prepare you to sail small Keelboats that have ballasted keels, tiller steering, and an outboard auxiliary engine.

Our Intro to Keelboat sailing course is taught on our 21ft Hunter Keelboat, we will teach you the basic of sailing via our sailing simulator that teaches you wind direction and points of sail, sail trim, tacking, jibing, etc., We will also teach you basic knots and terminology, boat setup, maneuvering, come to and from a dock, navigation rules, crew overboard recovery, and more. Tuition covers syllabus, learn-to-sail pamphlet, safe boating manual, use of  sailboat(s) and equipment, sailing simulator, and certification of completion and Safe Boating Certificate (80% passing score). It is mandatory that you're able to swim or comfortable in a Life Jacket while in the water. Come prepared in clothing appropriate for water based activities (syllabus contains items to bring, etc.).

This course prepares you to take either the US Sailing Association or American Sailing Association 2 to 3 day Basic Keelboat course if that is something you want to do after taking our course (not required). Having the Safe Boating Certificate is required in most states if you own and run a boat/sailboat with a 10 to 15 hp outboard motor or greater.

Prerequisites? None! If you have never sailed or have little experience we recommend you take the Small Sailboat Sailing 100 class first before taking this class. However this is not required. If you have a disAbility that limits your mobility or cognitive ability please see our Adaptive Accessible Sailing 150 course information below.

Price: Course 200 Keelboat Sailing: $175/person for 9 hour lesson with learn-to-sail handout, sailboat, Life Jacket, and gear during course.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class.

Note that course 200 is taught from April-Oct.

SIGN UP AND PAY NOW VIA PAYPAL

See class schedule by clicking the calendar tab near the top of this site. Class size is limited so sign up early. ATTENTION... Classes may not always appear on the calendar so please call for class availability.

See associated policies, traveling clinic info, etc. at the bottom of this page.



Coastal Sailing (Keelboat) 300

Coastal Sailing is two full day course taught on our Hunter 212 Keelboat (21ft long) that will prepare you to learn the basics of coastal sailing aboard a keelboat that has ballasted keel, tiller steering, and an outboard auxiliary engine.

Our Intro to basic coastal sailing course is taught on our 21ft Hunter Keelboat, we will teach you the basic of coastal sailing such as dealing with tides, wave action, reading charts, entering and exiting harbor, etc. Tuition covers syllabus, learn-to-sail pamphlet, safe boating manual, sailing equipment, and certification of completion. It is mandatory that you have a safe boating certification (take online or via one of our sailing classes), you're able to swim or comfortable in a Life Jacket while in the water. Come prepared in clothing appropriate for coastal sailing based activities (syllabus contains items to bring, etc.). We highly recommend you take our Big Boat (Keelboat) 200 course first.

This course prepares you to take either the US Sailing Association or American Sailing Association Coastal Cruising courses if that is something you want to do after taking our course (not required). However this course gives you more sailing time and experience with rougher waters than most USSA/ASA courses. Having the Safe Boating Certificate is required in most states if you own and run a boat/sailboat with a 10 to 15 hp outboard motor or greater.

Prerequisites? None! If you have never sailed or have little experience we HIGHLY recommend you take the Big Sailboat (Keelboat) Sailing 200 class first before taking this class. You must have the National Safe Boating certification (can take this course online or via one of our sailing classes).

Price: Course 300 Coastal Sailing: $575/person for 2 day course with all equipment supplied other than what is specified on the syllabus.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class.

Note that course 300 is taught from April-Sept. WE DO NOT POST THIS CLASS ON OUR CALENDAR. One must emails us take this class to ensure you qualify to take this course.

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ATTENTION WE HAVE NOT YET POSTED CLASS DATES FOR 2018. See class schedule by clicking the calendar tab near the top of this site. Class size is limited so sign up early. ATTENTION... Classes may not always appear on the calendar so please call for class availability.


See associated policies, traveling clinic info, etc. at the bottom of this page.


Foil Sailing 400

Foiling is the future of high performance sailing and by taking this course you are entering that world. When sailing a foiling sailboat your are literally flying above the water on foils. This course teaches the basics of foiling aboard our UFO foilers. You'll learn to trim your sails, tack, jibe, deal with apparent wind, and high speed sailing in this 4 hr+ course while typically foiling. Tuition covers syllabus, use of UFO foiling sailboats, equipment, and certification of completion. It is mandatory that one know how to sail and have experience sailing a multihull or high performance monohull in particular (is not required but very helpful). This is NOT a beginner course, but is for those that know how to sail high performance sailboats. Plus one must be able to swim and have strong abs to handle hiking out for long periods of time. Come prepared in clothing appropriate for water based activities (syllabus contains items to bring, etc.).

This is a private course for 1 to 2 students only.

WIND... Note that this class is highly dependent on wind as we must have about 8 knots of wind for this course to take place. Thus students that have signed up will be given some back up dates for this course. This course will never take place in July, due to the winds being the most unpredictable during that month in the Inland NW.

Prerequisites? Must have taken our Small Boat Sailing 100 course or equivalent (or experience), plus confirm sailing experience. Before taking the class one must visit our UFO page and read about the boat and watch the video so you know what you getting yourself into... click here to do so! UFO FOILER

PRICE: Foiling Sailing: $275/person for 4 hour lesson with Life Jacket supplied during course, and UFO foiler. Or one on one Private FULL DAY lesson for $575.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class.

Note that course is taught from May-Oct.

ATTENTION this class is not put on our calendar. Please email or call us to take this class.

See associated policies, traveling clinic info, etc. at the bottom of this page.



Adaptive Accessible Sailing 150 (DisAbled)

Our Adaptive Accessible Sailing course covers the basics of sailing for persons with disAbilities. This course is for persons with various disAbilities that have limited mobility or cognitive abilities that want to learn-to-sail a small fast capsize-able sailboat, such as a Hobie catamaran, etc. Topics include: Learn to trim your sails, tack, jibe, sail in the groove, and more aboard our Sailing Simulator and then on-the-water aboard our Hobie 16 with adaptive wing seats in this one full day course. Tuition covers syllabus, learn-to-sail pamphlet, safe boating manual, use of  sailboat(s) and equipment, sailing simulator, and certification of completion Safe Boating Certificate if applicable (80% passing score), and US Sailing Certification (passing score needed). It is mandatory that you're able to swim or comfortable in a Life Jacket while in the water. Come prepared in clothing appropriate for water based activities (syllabus contains items to bring, etc.).

Prerequisites? None! This is the best class to take first if you have never sailed or have little experience.

PRICE: $150/person for group class or $250 for private lesson for 4-6 hours. Sponsor final support available. Price covers learn-to-sail handout, safe boating manual, sailboat usage during course, Life Jacket, and gear during course.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class.

Note that this course is taught from May-Oct.

See class schedule by clicking the calendar tab near the top of this site. Class size is limited so sign up early. ATTENTION... Classes may not always appear on the calendar so please call for class availability.

See associated policies, traveling clinic info, etc. at the bottom of this page.



PRIVATE INSTRUC. / COACHING / REC. THERAPY (Therapeutic Sailing)

Those who desire one-on-one instruction, coaching, or therapeutic interventions beyond what is offered through our classes can request such services with our certified instructors and/or recreational therapist by email at funtosail@gmail.com

PRICE: $200 for the first hour (whether it's 1 minute long or 60 minutes), $75/HR every hour after the 1st hour (whether it's 1 minute long or 60 minutes). Add $100 if we have to come to you outside of Kootenai or Spokane Counties.

No refunds are given once you have paid for instruction.

See associated policies, traveling clinic info, etc. at the bottom of this page.


FINAL: All purchases are final. Weather not guaranteed. Rain-checks given when instructor/captain/skipper cancels service(s) due to weather, etc. (rain check good for one year after date of class signed up). Does not apply to traveling sailing course clinic/lessons/services... no refunds offered). Prices are subject to change without notice. Classes and fees are NOT transferable to other classes/courses/interventions and/or other services offered by It's Tiller Time Sailing School/SAIL Marine or any other entity.

HOW TO SIGN UP! See Calendar for Class Dates. Then click on the sign up button below this paragraph or email us at funtosail@gmail.com or call/TEXT (texting preferred) 208-704-4454 to reserve your place in the class of your choice. If none of the class dates works for you, let us know and we can look for another time to add a class...Details will be supplied with follow up email.

Class size is limited so sign up early.

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 Basics of sailing on a Hobie 16... principles equally apply to Keelboat Sailing
This is the Sailing Simulator we use during our sailing class. We can bring this Sailing Simulator to your event as an intro to sailing promotion, etc.


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