Sailing is fun. It can be exciting or relaxing, competitive or leisurely. It can take you around the world. Sailing is a soothing experience that ties us to nature, to the water that is all around us.

Step aboard and expand your horizons.

The Sail Nauticus First Sail experience is an introduction to sailing in a casual setting. Up to three students and an instructor will learn how to harness the winds and steer the boat on a course. All students will receive online access to Chapter 1 of US Sailing's book on sailing after signing up. If you are wondering what it takes to sail and want to learn more, this is the course for you!

What You Learn

Your First Sail Experience will include water safety, parts of the boat, how to sail upwind and downwind, steering, tacking, and jibing. This experience is 95% on the water, so each student will spend time learning each of the three jobs aboard the boat:

  • Trimming the mainsail
  • Trimming the jib
  • Steering with a tiller

Cost

First Sail is $100 per person. However, if you have friends or family that are also interested in sailing, we offer discounts for groups of two or three:

  • $100 for one person
  • $180 for two
  • $250 for three (book the boat)

We strive to have three students aboard, so single and double entries may be joined by others.

Registration

Our First Sail experiences occur every Wednesday at 12:30pm, and every Saturday at 10am and 1pm.

To check specific dates, times, and to register, check our events calendar.