The Keelboat Dockside class will be this Saturday, May 6, 9-3, on the docks at LLM. We will be going over Tackful, but also learning about her engine, balancing a boat, anchoring, emergency equipment, person overboard recovery, docking the keelboat, heaving to.
This class is prerequisite to signing up for Co Op Mentoring Charters with our more experienced sailors (John Dick, Frank Lawler, Joe Rouse, Sandor Schoichet, Jane Piereth) which will be added to the calendar in upcoming months.
Those of you who have taken the course before are welcome to come sit in again.
Course is $200, but the mentoring charters are normally $20-$30, with splitting the charter fee. Such a deal! but you have to start with the Dockside class.
You can do as many mentoring charters as you like. You do a check out sail when YOU feel ready! Then, you can charter the boat yourself, and take some friends! Or maybe you just like doing the mentoring charters and sailing with others, with an experienced sailor aboard. Totally up to you!
A nice way to be sailing on the larger, SEA boat.
Although I'm not entirely sure what the reference is supposed to be when a boat gets a new coat of bottom paint, Tackful has it! She has been hauled, inspected, spiffied up and has a new coat of bottom paint. Thank you to Keegan, Sandor and Nick who came and helped scrape and paint.
This boat is all ready for classes and charters so contact us for more details!
We're also happy to announce that Joe Rouse will be the boatkeeper for Tackful, assisted by Gordon who is in the process of making her new hatch covers!
Tackful is a stout sailing boat, easy to handle, not very complicated. She is the perfect step up for our students/members who want to go beyond the Catalinas on a keelboat. Plus, her engine is accessible from the cockpit, something those of you who are familiar with Shockwave will appreciate!