Saturday, February 17, 2007

Spring Sailing Classes in Brooklyn: Only $50

For much less than the cost of lunch for two at Union Square Cafe, you could learn to sail.

Beginning Friday, March 16 at 7:30 Miramar Yacht Club will begin its annual sailing class. This four-part class teaches the basics: from knots and sail trim to basic rules of the road. Instructed by MYC sailors with decades of sailing experience (and patience), these classes take place on Friday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Informative and informal, this class has and have given many of Kings County's sailors their first on the water experience.

The entire course costs $50 per-person or $75 per-couple (for non MYC members). All class participants will also be invited to Miramar's Seek & Sail to get some additional time on the water. Classes take place on March 16, 23, 30 and April 16.

To register or for further information, contact: or (718) 743-5823.
Space is limited.


At Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:45:00 PM, Blogger Madame X said...

Is this class actually on the water at that hour, and at the likely seasonal temperatures?? Are there intermediate classes, or any later in the year? I'll have to check this out...

At Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:35:00 PM, Blogger Brooklyn Salt said...

Madame X:

First, I like your blog and am happy you are reading mine.

I believe that the classes are both on and offshore (in and out of the water). What I recommend that you e-mail the MYC site and ask them. In terms of intermediate classes, I don't think MYC holds them, but I believe you can get some private instruction from Sheepshead Bay Sailing School or another private instructor out of Sheepshead Bay.

At Thursday, February 22, 2007 2:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Friday night classes are indoors and in a comfortably large room with proper teaching devices, blackboard, slides, etc. The Seek and Sail part is a single on-the-water sailing day with an experienced host skipper (Miramar club member) who will be aboard to give a comfortable safe ride and help to refresh the basics covered in the class.Since this is in June, the weather is usually very pleasant for sailing.
There are no intermediate classes or a later season Miramar curriculum, but sailing skills can be developed with private instruction or by joining a sailing club (Miramar or other) and learning by sailing with new friends who have more experience.


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