4 hour cruise with instruction $325
We offer an introductory sailing experience with a trained instructor. This is not a comprehensive course with a book and classroom approach. It is a fun, hands on, sailing experience. You are taken out to the protected waters of Sarasota bay and given a chance to drive a sailboat, perform a few basic maneuvers, and just play with the wind.You'll understand the difference between a main and a genoa, a sheet and a halyard, and why it's as important to know the depth of our waters as much as it is the height of those bridges surrounding our bay.
Captain Scott McWilliams is a licensed USCG master with sail endorsement and a certified instructor with over 30 years of racing and cruising experience. Sailing is one of the most challenging yet relaxing sports. Try it; see if it’s for you!
The price is based on a four hour charter (with a 20% discount) and compensation for the captain. A maximum of two students will be allowed per cruise for a more focused experience.