Youth Sailing Courses

Our courses are structured to beginner/intermediate youth sailors from ages 8-16. Each 2 hour lesson includes hands-on instruction on land and water. By the end of the course, students will be able to test for the ASA110 – Small Sailboat Certification.

For an overview of what you will learn, please follow this link to the ASA Website.

This program will focus on:

  1. Boat and water safety
  2. Recognizing and understanding parts of a sailboat
  3. Knot tying
  4. Sail trim and points of sail
  5. Boat control
  6. Tacking and gybing
  7. Sailing with a jib
  8. Dinghy racing
  9. Rigging, derigging, and boat care and much more!

Skills and techniques will be taught on land, demonstrated, and practiced. All sailing students will be eligible to compete in the youth regatta at Chatfield State Park during the summer!

Please call us to book your appointment:  (303) 697-7433

Ladies Sailing Classes

Come down to Chatfield, bring your girlfriends and learn how to sail from one of our fabulous female instructors! No prior sailing experience necessary! 2021 starting dates coming soon!

Why just ladies?

Many women prefer to learn sailing skills in a positive learning environment with just women. This provides a relaxed and fun atmosphere without any pressures that may arise from mixed gender situations.  You will be in safe, calm and competent hands!
Attending our ‘ladies night’ you will be contributing to the future of sailing in Colorado; you will be part of keeping the sport alive; you yourselves, just be being women, will be making history for the sailing community.

What does ‘Ladies Sailing’ Involve?

A chance for women to get outdoors and active, learn something new, and be part of this new community. We all meet at the Colorado Watersports’ Base at Chatfield Reservoir, and each week’s session will focus on a different aspect of sailing.

What kind of things will we learn?
  • How to rig a boat.
  • Upwind sailing and trim.
  • Downwind sailing and trim.
  • How to recover after a capsize.
  • Efficient Sailing: weight management and heel, when to use the dagger-board, choice of sails.
  • Using and trimming a jib.

Please call us to book your appointment:  (303) 697-7433