Adult Basic

"Adult Basic" Course Highlights

  • Day 1 rigging a Flying Scot

    10 hours of hands on lessons aboard the Flying Scot

  • Student-to-instructor ratio of 3:1
    (the lowest in the DC / Annapolis areas )

  • Topics you'll master:

    • Rigging

    • The points of sail

    • Navigational markers

    • Right-of-way rules

    • Man overboard procedures

    • Mooring and docking drills


"Adult Basic" Course Rates / Schedule

The 2019 weekend courses will begin April 6th and are offered every weekend through late October. Weekday courses begin every Monday through October as well.

Weekend courses sail each day (10am-4pm) with an hour break for lunch, allowing you to complete the course in one weekend. Weekday courses sail 2 1/2 hours Monday - Thursday in the mornings (10am-12:30pm), afternoons (1:30pm-4:00pm), or after work (5:30pm-8:00pm).

Free Practice Time

We are confident in the quality of our Instructors and offer you a week of unlimited practice Monday - Friday, immediately following the completion of any course (excluding holidays).

Half Price Weekday Rentals

After your week of practice, enjoy sailing with your family and friends at 50% off the normal weekday rate (excluding holidays).


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Course Total Hours Schedule Rates
1 person 2 people 3 people
Adult Basic Weekends 10 Weekends
10am - 4pm
$450 $850 $1200
Adult Basic Weekdays 10 Mon - Thurs $400 $750 $1050
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