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SEA is holding an Advanced Dinghy Class. This is a great opportunity to refine your small boat sailing skills and learn a new talent or two.

Join us for two action-packed days on the water where we will practice sailing technique and examine some of the finer points of sail trim, weight balance and boat kinetics, sailing a marked course, and capsize recovery.

Cost: $200 
Loch Lomond Marina, San Rafael
Intro to Sailing, Check-out, or Commensurate Experience
Days: 1
Date: August  16th & August 23rd
Time: 10am - 4pm
Boats: Pico, Capri 14.2, Catalina 16.5

This is a 2 day course course.

Dockside Keelboat Course

This 1 day course course is a prerequisite to doing Keelboat Mentoring Charters.
Participants in Mentoring Charters are required to have current SEA memberships.

Cost: $200 
Loch Lomond Marina, San Rafael
Intro to Sailing, Check-out, or Keelboat Experience
Days: 1
Date: tbd
Time: 10am - 4pm
Boats: Santana 25

It will beheld from 9am-3pm, on the Shockwave at the dock.  White board presentation, boat familiarization, engine familiarization and starting, rigging, radio procedure, safety equipment, discussion of anchoring, docking, person overboard.


Introduction to Sailing

(scroll down for dates, pricing and to register)

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Introduction to Sailing Lessons

This spring SEA, a non-profit community boating organization, will be offering adult sailing lessons off Dock A at the Loch Lomond Marina on Saturdays. Class size of 6 students per class.

Module 1 will be taught on the docks 

Modules 2 and 3 will be taught on the water using SEA’s 16.5’ Catalina keelboats.

Lesson fees are $50 for Module 1 and $200 each for Modules 2 and 3. With prepayment, all three modules are $425.

 *times may be adjusted up to 2 hours for tides

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Introduction to Sailing Session V (September)

Module 19am-1pm on the docks
Sunday, August 30

Module 2: 10am-4pm* on the water
Saturday, September 5 & Saturday, September 12

Module 3: 10am-4pm* on the water
Saturday, September 19 & Saturday, September 26

Registration for Session V


Introduction to Sailing Session IV (July)

Module 19am-1pm 6/28/15 dockside
Module 2: 10am-4pm* 7/5/15 & 7/12/15
Module 3: 10am-4pm* 7/19/15 & 7/26/15


Introduction to Sailing Session III (June)

Module 19am-1pm 5/31/15 dockside
Module 2: 10am-4pm* 6/7/15 & 6/14/15
Module 3: 10am-4pm* 6/21/15 & 6/28/15


Introduction to Sailing Session II (May)

Module 19am-1pm 4/25/15 dockside
Module 2: 10am-4pm* 5/2/15 & 5/9/15
Module 3: 10am-4pm* 5/16/15 & 5/23/15


Introduction to Sailing Session I (April)

Module 19am-1pm 3/28/15 dockside
Module 2: 10am-4pm* 4/4/15 & 4/11/15
Module 3: 10am-4pm* 4/18/15 & 4/25/15


Cost: $450 | $425 Prepaid
Location: Loch Lomond Marina
Days: Five Days
9:00am - 1:00pm   for Module 1   
10:00am - 4:00pm   for Modules 2 & 3

Boats: 16.5' Keelboats





Upon successful completion, sailor will demonstrate his or her knowledge of:


  • Safety: Proper clothing and footwear, selection and use of personal flotation device (PFD), dock safety, prevention and treatment of hypothermia, water hazards and area awareness
  • Parts of a sailboat: hull, shrouds, stays, sheets, mainsail and jib, boom and mast, gooseneck, stern, headstay, standing and running rigging, etc

  • Functions of the following: Main and jib sheets, boomvang, halyards, outhaul, tiller, telltails, cunningham, etc.

  • Define terms: Port and starboard, astern, aft, heel, helmsman, transom, gudgeon and pintle, etc.

  • Seamanship: Without an instructor or direction: Hoist sails, demonstrate reefing the main, act as helm and crew tacking and jibing (with correct helm and crew communication; on upwind and downwind course), departure from and return to dock, getting into and out of irons, heading up and heading down, crew overboard procedures, sailing solo under light winds and seas
  • SEA_Adult_Sailing_Mainsheet

    Navigation: Apply the USCG Navigation Rules for prevention of collision

  • Knots: Tie without assistance in less than 20 seconds: Bowline, figure 8, cleat hitch, reef (square) knot, round turn and 2 half hitches, sheet bend

  • SEA offers a range of adult sailing. The goal of our courses is to help each student to become a competent sailing crewmember and skipper.


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Dominican University Community Sailing

(Postponed until Spring 2016. We hope to see you on the water then.)

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by Sailing Education Adventures (SEA) with more than 30 years of Community Sailing

Three Friday Afternoons and One Sunday Afternoon: (note: make-up days may be added)

Sept 11 (Friday), Sept 13 (Sunday), Sept 18 (Friday), and Sept 25 (Friday)

Time:  1:00 – 5:00 PM 

Place:  Loch Lomond Marina – on Pt. San Pedro Road (2nd St) toward China Camp
A Dock
110 Loch Lomond Drive, San Rafael
(google map)

Cost:  $150 for Students for four lessons (must take all four) 

Cost is $200 for Faculty and Staff

Campus Contact:  Alice Cochran at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please register prior to sailing at the SEA website using a credit card (through PayPal access).



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