Basic Sailing 2017 - Session 2 (July)


Basic Sailing 2017 - Session 2 (July)


Basic sailing course includes 4 evening classroom sessions, 2 days on the water with sloops, and all training materials.  Successful completion of the course earns you the SEAS Basic Sailing Certification.  Along with the training, you will also get a one year guest membership to SEAS Bergen Chapter.

Classroom - July 11 / July 13 / July 18 / July 20
Water Sessions – July 15 / July 22  

Classroom Sessions: Hawthorne, NJ - St. Clement's Episcopal Church (classes start at 7:00 pm)
Water Sessions: Monksville Reservoir (Ringwood State Park)

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The Bergen Chapter of SEAS Basic Sailing Courses are taught by Red Cross certified instructors, following US Sailing textbook and class materials, are intended to teach the basics of sailing to those who have never been on a sailboat as well as those with some experience.

The basic sailing course consists of 12 hours of classroom instruction in which you will learn:

  • Sailing terms
  • Points of sail
  • Sail trim
  • Launching
  • Mooring
  • Rules of the road
  • Boating safety.

Two days of water sessions, with actual sailing experience on the Monksville Reservoir in Ringwood, N.J. is also included.

All graduates will have gained the confidence, experience and knowledge to sail a boat.

You must be in good physical condition and able to swim to take the course.

For any questions prior to the start of class, please email