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Learn to Sail Champlain

Located at historic Port Henry, SAIL ADKs’ Learn to Sail Champlain service features our classic Catalina 30 mid-size cruiser. Lessons on Lake Champlain are offered in three hour blocks and we will customize the lesson schedule and duration to meet your time and budget requirements.  Learning to sail is a great family activity and the Catalina can take up to six passengers. Lessons include an on-shore training and a lot of time on the water and at the helm. Based on your interest, and available time, topics that can be built into your experience include:  

Boat Handling

  • Tacking & Jibing

  • Hoisting & Trimming Sails

  • Points of Sail

  • Anchor and Recovery

  • Basic Sailing Terminology

  • Basic Navigation Rules

  • Aids to Navigation

  • Markers & Buoys

  • Safety Gear and Procedures

  • Recommended & Required Safety Equipment

  • Important Sailing Knots



Learn to Sail Champlain 3-hour Introduction Course $495.00 for two adults, add $150.00 per additional Adult, add $100.00 for additional youth under 12.

Three Lesson Package (9 hours of instruction) $1,620.00 for two adults, add $675.00 per additional student. This course is not suitable for youth under 12. Required text book is $25.00.

Book Learn to Sail Champlain

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