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Dockside Keelboat Course E-mail

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: June 7th
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 E-mail

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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 I (April)

Module 19am-1pm on the docks
Saturday, March 28

Module 2: 10am-4pm* on the water
Saturday, April 4 (9am-3pm)
Saturday, April 11 (9am -3pm)

Module 3: 10am-4pm* on the water
Saturday, April 18 (10am-4pm)
Saturday, April 25 (9am-3pm)

 Registration for Session 1

April Class is filled:

Introduction to Sailing Session II (May)

Module 19am-1pm on the docks
Saturday, April 25

Module 2: 10am-4pm* on the water
Saturday, May 2 (10am-4pm)
Saturday, May 9 (8am-2pm)

Module 3: 10am-4pm* on the water
Saturday, May 16 (10am-4pm)
Saturday, May 23 (8am-2pm)

Registration for Session II

Introduction to Sailing Session III (June)

Module 19am-1pm on the docks
Sunday, May 31

Module 2: 10am-4pm* on the water
Sunday, June 7 & June, May 14

Module 3: 10am-4pm* on the water
Sunday, June 21 & Sunday, June 28

Registration for Session III

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 E-mail

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

Days:  Four Fridays: April. 10, 17, 24, May 1 (note: make-up days may be added) 

Time:  12:30 – 4:00 PM 

With one orientation meeting on campus prior

Place:  Loch Lomond Marina – on Pt. San Pedro Road (2nd St) toward China Camp

A Dock
110 Loch Lomond Drive, San Rafael
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Cost:  $150 for four lessons (must take all four)

Scholarships:  Dominican students (only) may be able to receive a $50 scholarship  Contact:  Alice Cochran at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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



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