LESSONS

LEARN TO SAIL

Hobie Cat ; Multihulls ; Monohulls ; Keelboats ; Hobie Island/Sail Yaks ; Accessible/disAbled Sailing

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Safe Boating (indoors) 50... Receive the national Safe Boat Certificate that is required in most states (soon all states). Great class to learn the basics of navigation, rules of the waterways, etc. Also includes sailing and non motorized watercraft topics. See FunToSAIL.com calendar for availability. We run this class online and in various parts of the US. Class may not be shown on the calendar, email us for availability. Class fee $25.

ATTENTION: This class is included in our 100 and 200 classes.

Location: Hayden, Idaho USA.

CLICK HERE TO SEE CLASS CALENDAR: Class size is limited so sign up early. ATTENTION... Classes may not always appear on the calendar so please email us for class availability.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (documents attached… print and all bring all docs to class. Sign waiver and bring to class. Class is located in Hayden Idaho USA.

 
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Small Boat Navigation (indoors) 55... This class is a step further related to skills to be learned in Safe Sailing 50 class and also a good prep class before taking our Adventure Coastal Sailing 250 or 300 class. We primarily cover small sailboat navigation which is far different than navigation courses for large sailboats. We run this class online and in various parts of the US. Class may not be shown on the calendar, email us for availability. Must have Safe Boating Certificate before taking this class! Class fee $55.

CLICK HERE TO SEE CLASS CALENDAR: Class size is limited so sign up early. ATTENTION... Classes may not always appear on the calendar so please email us for class availability.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! Class located in Hayden, Idaho USA.




Small Boat Sailing 100 (Multihulls/Monohulls up to 18 feet)

Learn the basics of small boat sailing unlike with any other sailing class 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 and sailing simulator, and certification of completion 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.).

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 in Sailing Lessons section/below.

Price: $150/person for 9 hour lesson with learn-to-sail material, syllabus, sailboat, Life Jacket, and gear during course. Class is located in Hayden Idaho USA.

Sailboat Rental: $75 from time you take the course until September 30. Makes no sense to take the course and then not be able to practice what you learned. Or see our online store and buy a new or used sailboat, or radio controlled sailboat.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class! All purchases are final with no refunds after date of purchase. 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 classes. No refunds offered. Prices are subject to change without notice. Classes and fees are NOT transferable to other classes or other services offered by FunToSAIL.com

Note this class 100 is taught from May-Oct.




Accessible Sailing 150 (Multihulls/Monohulls up to 20 feet)

This class covers the basics of sailing for persons with disAbilities. You'll learn to trim your sails, tack, jibe, sail in the groove, and more aboard our Hobie 16 catamaran with adaptive wing seats (Trapseats) or Hobie Wave with backrests with or without seats, or Hobie Tandem Island. Tuition covers syllabus, learn-to-sail pamphlet, use of sailboat and equipment during course, and certification of completion. 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? Must have Safe Boating Certification. Float Test/Comfortable in a Life Jacket verification and assessment must be done before taking this course or other verification (contact us for details)! Note with any small sailboat there is a potential to capsize, thus the need for Life Jacket test and/or verification. We mitigate the chances of a capsize as feasibly possible.

A FunToSAIL recreational therapist will contact you to get disAbility related functional strengths and weaknesses, etc. to insure the class results are most beneficial and safe.

Price: 195/person OR Free via grant... Includes usage of sailboat, Life Jacket, and gear during course. Sponsor financial support available. No refunds are given once you have paid for a class! All purchases are final with no refunds after date of purchase. 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 classes. No refunds offered. Prices are subject to change without notice. Classes and fees are NOT transferable to other classes or other services offered by FunToSAIL.com . Class located in Hayden, Idaho USA.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class! All purchases are final with no refunds after date of purchase. 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 classes. No refunds offered. Prices are subject to change without notice. Classes and fees are NOT transferable to other classes or other services offered by FunToSAIL.com

Note this class 150 is taught from May-Oct.




​Big Boat Sailing 200 (Sportboat/Keelboat 18 to 27 feet)

This course is a one full day course taught on our 18 foot Malbec 18 sailboat that will prepare you to sail small trailer-able size Sport Boats/Keelboats that are ballasted, tiller steering, and an outboard auxiliary engine. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SAIL it is best to take the Small Boat 100 course first but not required. This intro to Sport Boat/Keelboat sailing course will assist you with all the skills need to sail safely and proficiently. Instruction is enhanced 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 is a certifying Safe Boating and FunToSAIL class used the world over. 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 but a little experience is a good idea before taking this course! 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 Trapseat Sailing 150 (Accessible/Adaptive sailing) course information above.

Price: $195/person for 9 hour lesson with learn-to-sail handout, syllabus, sailboat, Life Jacket, and gear during class. Class located in Hayden Idaho USA.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class! All purchases are final with no refunds after date of purchase. 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 classes and/or services. No refunds offered. Prices are subject to change without notice. Classes and fees are NOT transferable to other classes/clinics and/or other services offered by FunToSAIL.

This class 200 is taught from April-Oct.




​Adventure Coastal Sailing 300 (Sportboats/Keelboats up to 27 feet)

This class is for those with adventure in their veins and a desire to acquire skills needed to safely navigate a coastal environment. Sailing a shallow draft sailboat allows one to have adventures and access environments not available to deep draft boats. This class takes place on the Sea (Lake) of Pend Oreille, Idaho USA. For lakes that are totally in the continental US (not partly in Canada) that are navigate-able Lake Pend Oreille is the 3rd largest in volume and 4th deepest. The Navy uses this unusual lake because of its open ocean like conditions, making it 2nd only to Lake Superior in this aspect. Skills taught… chart and navigation; VHF radio and safety communications; interpret weather; heavy/light weather sailing; currents/tides; adjust to variable winds; deal with lee-shore and wind shadows; launch/land; safety check list and apply its principles; knots; environmental awareness and application.

Tuition covers syllabus, learn-to-sail pamphlet, sailing equipment used during the course, certification of completion with log, etc. A detailed syllabus covers all needed items you will need to bring including foul weather gear, etc.

Prerequisites? Read It's Tiller Time sailing book or equivalent; Have a National Safe Boating Certification (if you do not have it we can help you get it); Able to swim and/or comfortable in a Life Jacket while in rough water; Verifiable sailing experience as skipper. Verifiable outdoor experience as crew (if no sailing experience). If you have never sailed or have little experience we recommend taking both our Small Boat 100 and Big Boat 200 classes first before taking this class as skipper. To be in this class as skipper one must know how to sailing!

Price: $395/person for 2 day course aboard our Corsair Pulse 600 with all equipment supplied during course other than what is specified on the syllabus. Class located on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho USA.

Accommodations: One must acquire accommodations during the class at one's own expense (recommendations supplied in syllabus). On day one we may camp overnight.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class! All purchases are final with no refunds after date of purchase. 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 FunToSAIL.

Note this course 300 is taught May - September.

ONE MUST EMAILS US FIRST BEFORE SIGNING UP AND PAYING FOR THIS CLASS TO ENSURE YOU QUALIFY TO TAKE THIS COURSE AND THERE IS CLASS OPENING. ONCE WE HAVE CONFIRMED YOU CAN SIGN UP. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PAY.




​PRIVATE INSTRUCTION / THERAPEUTIC SAILING / REC THERAPY / HOBIE 16/ COACHING

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, no charge if we sail from the west side of Hayden Lake.

No refunds are given once you have paid for a class! All purchases are final with no refunds after date of purchase. 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 FunToSAIL.


Please email us so we can get in touch to coordinate private instruction time and date, etc.



 
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3 comments:

  1. When I start watching this video I thought that it was silly, but I tell you, I end up loving it! Great way of demonstrating how to sail in an easy and understandable way! Great job guys!

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  2. Learning to sail is tough for me. I'm trying for years, but cannot eat the fear. Anybody tells me what's going on?

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    1. It likely has to do with the boat your sailing than with you. It is best to start out on a stable type boat, like a Hobie Wave versus something like a Laser or Sunfish. Also learning to sail on a big monohull like a keelboat is not a good idea either. Sailing a Hobie Wave allows you to focus on sailing versus worrying about tipping over, etc. The best way to learn to sail is to take a class. If you do not take a class from us (funtosail) then find a local sailing school. Do your research and make use they are focused on teaching you to sail versus sailing terminology or promoting particular types of sailboats (monohull versus multihull and vise versa). Ask more questions here would be great for others to read or email us at funtosail@gmail.com

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