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Six-hour Hands-on Sailing Basics Lesson

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Experience hosted by Steve

6 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our Sailing Basics class picks up from our Introduction to Sailing and will give you the basic sailing skills. We will spend additional time on rigging and tacking, and move on to cover jibing, sail trim, sailing upwind and downwind, and collision avoidance rules. We will spend a short period of time on the boat at the dock, going over some of the information, then head out for an educational and skill-building hands-on experience.
We leave from the Canton area of Baltimore and sail into the harbor. From there, we typically move to the more open water of the Patapsco river.
We limit the experience to five people to ensure that each gets quality hands-on time with various components of sailing.
All of this is under the instruction of a certified US Sailing Master Instructor Trainer and US Coast Guard licensed Captain on a 36' sailboat documented as a US Coast Guard commercial vessel which exceeds required safety and insurance requirements.
Our Sailing Basics class picks up from our Introduction to Sailing and will give you the basic sailing skills. We will spend additional time on rigging and tacking, and move on to cover jibing, sail trim, sailing upwind and downwind, and collision avoidance rules. We will spend a short period of time on the boat at the dock, going over some of the information, then head out for an educational and skill-building hands-on experience.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    We provide our beautiful Sabre 36 sailboat as well as all required safety e...
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Meet your host, Steve

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am the founder and director of SeaAffinity, Inc, a Baltimore based non-profit that combines my two passions of sailing and helping people learn. My wife, Suzanne, and I learned to sail over 20 years ago, on small boats. Since then, we have owned and sailed close to 50 different boats of all sizes in the Chesapeake and the Caribbean, and delivered sailboats on the east coast.
I am certified as a US Sailing Instructor, Instructor Trainer, and Master Instructor Trainer, and a member of US Sailing's National Faculty, the group that develops and writes US Sailing's training materials.
I am the founder and director of SeaAffinity, Inc, a Baltimore based non-profit that combines my two passions of sailing and helping people learn. My wife, Suzanne, and I learned to sail over 20 years ago, on small boats. Since then, we have owned and sailed close to 50 different boats of all sizes in the Chesapeake and the Caribbean, and delivered sailboats on the east coast.
I am certified as a US Sailing Instructor, Instructor Trainer, and Master Instructor Trainer, and a member of US Sa…
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About the organisation: SeaAffinity, Inc



Our Mission: Challenging youth and adults, including those impacted by disabilities, to develop life skills and realize their potential through water related experiences. Our lessons and sailing outings directly fund our non-profit outreach programs.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to SeaAffinity, Inc.

Where you'll be

We leave from the Canton area of Baltimore and out into the harbor and Patapsco River on our 36' Sabre sailboat. We'll sail past Ft McHenry and the industrial area of Baltimore. The Patapsco river gives us plenty of room for hands-on training.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This course builds on the skills learned in our Introduction to Sailing Experience. While that class is not required, we want you to have some degree of experience with sailboats.

What to bring

Please dress for the conditions, preparing as you would for a typical outdoor experience. You will not be getting wet (unless we have light rain). We recommend a jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a water bottle.