April 19, 2015 How to, Sailing, Uncategorized, York River

Spring Sail Class

Steady winds on the York River proved the perfect classroom for the first of three classes sponsored this spring by the Williamsburg Area Learning Tree. During an intense six hours, sailors rotated on the helm to learn the close reach, beam reach and broad reach. For the last, we deployed a colorful spinnaker to run straight up the river after tacking back and forth for miles. The next two classes will cover Man Overboard, Navigation, Fine Tuning, Safety at Sea and more. More than 100 people have matriculated the class over the past ten years. Many have crewed on other boats, some have gone on to charter their own sailboats, and a few have bought boats. One couple sold everything and sailed the Caribbean for two years.


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