Sailing School Schedule

Revised: May 2019
We will always schedule a class at your convenience, for two students. All classes must have at least two students in it for the class to go on. If there is only one student signed up, the class will be cancelled and you will have one year to reschedule.

ASA 101: May 18-19; June 1-2; June 1-2; July 1-2; Aug 3-4

ASA 103: May 20-21; June 3-4; June 8-9; July 3-4; Aug 10-11

ASA 104: May 22-23; June 5-6; June 12-13; June 15-16; July 5-6; Aug 17-18

ASA 101-104: May 18-23; June 1-6; July 1-6, July 10-15; Aug 24-29

ASA 104/114 combo: May 10-12; June 8-10; July 12-14; Aug 17-19

ASA 105: May 21

ASA 106: May 25-27

ASA 114: May 30-31

Power School Curriculum

Revised: August, 2018

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Twin Inboard Drives

Twin Inboard Drives are two independent, side-by-side engines within a single boat and are very effective in close quarters. This effective twin drive setup uses two inboard engines, two propellers and two rudders.

• 37ft Fontaine Pajot Power Catamaran "Sweet Caroline" or "Exhale"
• Weekday - $995.50; Weekend/Holiday - $1285.25
• Captain Rate: $185.00
• A $75 processing fee will be added per person if taking RPBA Certification.


Stern Drives/Outboards

Stern Drives / Outboard's are the majority of powerboats. Stern Drives are also called Inboard / Outboard (I / O). Unlike the Twin or Single Inboard which has a propeller set at a fixed angle and must rely on a rudder for turning, these engine types steer by pivoting the propeller to the right or left. Stern Drives and Outboards can also be tilted up or down to trim the boat. In the case of the Outboard, the entire engine pivots, while in the case of the Stern Drive or I / O, the "Inboard" engine remains in place while the "Outboard" stern drive unit, mounted on the outside of the transom, pivots. With either engine, the propeller wash is directed to the right or left and the water flow, known as directed thrust, forces the boat to turn.

• 2019 Sea Pro 248 DLX
• Day: $595
• Captain Rate: $185
• A $75 processing fee will be added per person if taking RPBA Certification.