Each summer I offer to a limited amount of registrants, Sailing Lessons in Erie Bay, Erie, PA. I hold a 200gt MCA Yachtmaster Ocean license and have obtained more than 30,000 experience in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Coral Sea and the Great Lakes.
I teach those interested in Day Sailing, Racing, or even those interested in retiring and sailing around the world (special program open to only 2 applicants).
As an active member of the Erie Yacht Club and the Erie Yacht Club Racing Fleet, I am also in a position to place quick learning and highly motivated students on competitive boats to fully enjoy the racing experience. Many of my students are active members of the Racing Fleet and sail over 20 races per year in the bay of Erie and throughout Lake Erie.
The minimum "program" I will teach is single one-on-one session. This is offered only to an experienced boater looking for some new boat handling tips, racing tips, sail handling tips, etc.
My usual program for beginners consists of 4 lessons spread out over 4 weeks, each lesson consisting of 2 hours. All lessons take place aboard the boat, rain or shine, and include the following: 1.) terminology 2.) hardware functionality 3.) safety 4.) boat handling 5.) navigation 6.) sail and lift theory 7.) racing strategy (optional). The student will expect to take control of the boat by the end of the 4 week period. Some students continue on after their first four weeks for intermediate level lessons (another 4 weeks). For students like this, who sign up for 2 consecutive programs, a 25% discount is offered.