Outdoors: Put On Your Sailing Shoes

By: 
Roddy Scheer
www.roddyscheer.com
Sailboat at Sunset off Golden Gardens, Seattle

How can you live in Seattle -- right between the ocean and the lake -- and not know how to sail? Now is your chance to make it right. The Mountaineers' Seattle four week sailing course begins on April 6, and includes four Wednesday evening classroom programs as well as at least one training sail out on the water. Participants will learn how to rig a sloop-rigged sailboat, assist in departing from and arriving at a dock under power, trim a sail and maneuver a sailboat, stay safe sailing under typical local conditions, function as a crew member during a sail, and read charts and navigation aids, among other skills. And perhaps best of all, completion of the course puts you on the crew list for FREE Mountaineers sails! The class is based at the Seattle Mountaineers Clubhouse within the grounds of Magnuson Park in NE Seattle, and costs $95 for Mountaineers members and $150 for non-members. To sign up follow the instructions on the event listing page...

 

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