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Mon 1 May
Learn-to-Sail: Sundays All-in-one
|Sun 21-May-2017||09:00-14:00||Learn-to-Sail All-in-One|
Sundays 9:00am to 2:00pm during the Summer
Who May Attend
This class is intended for members of the MIT Community who have no prior sailing experience and want to become active sailors at MIT.
Attendance is limited to 20 people per session! This number may change depending on conditions and boat availability.
Those with prior experience (including any prior graduates of the Learn-to-sail classes) who wish to have a "refresher" are encouraged to attend the Mid-Week Class 1 and/or 3 lessons.
- Valid MIT ID or proof of MIT Community status.
- Current MIT athletic membership.
- Ability to swim. No exceptions. You should be able to meet the standard MITNA swimming requirement, but do not need to present proof.
- Appropriate attire. Come dressed for sailing: Wear sneakers and clothes that you do not mind getting soaked in the Muddy Charles water.
- Non-MIT guests are not allowed in classes at this time due to demand, but once you learn to sail you are encouraged to take your swimming friends out as guests on your own.
You must Register online before the class, typically on the prior Friday morning.
Before The Class
Sunday sessions are run without any major breaks, so be ready for a full morning of intense sailing instruction! You must attend from the beginning and are expected to commit to the entire class. We fit as much training and experience sailing as possible into one long session.
During the class, two people will sail in each Tech Dinghy.
Please leave your wallet, cellphones, and any other valuables at home. Bring only your MIT ID and items that can get wet. Do not bring purses, backpacks, laptops, or anything else that will make you unhappy if it gets wet or lost.
|9:00am-Noon||Basics and First Sail
|Noon-1:30pm||Additional Sailing Concepts and Practice
|1:30pm-2:00pm||Wrap-up and Pavilion Details
You can use these handouts both before and after the class:
- Sunday Class Notes
- Rigging Step-by-Step (New Techs)
- Welcome to Sailing at MIT: An introduction to the Sailing Pavilion
- Knots you need to know: Bowline, Stunsail Tack Bend, and Mooring Cleat