Safety Sails are $20 and take about an hour to an hour and a half out on the water. Instructors evaluate you on basic sailing skills such as tacking, heave-to, mooring pick up, man overboard recovery, and reefing. All skills will be graded on a 1-3 scale, with 3 being the highest score. To pass you must achieve at least 16 points and may not receive a “1” in any skill area. These sails are usually set up about a week in advance over the phone. Sunfish, Hobie, and Cruising boat Safety Sails are good for life! Cruising Safety Sails are a bit more intensive and last 4 hours. The fee for this is $100.
**If you proceed with a safety sail, but are unsuccessful, you may apply the pre-paid safety sail and first two-hour rental fee to future community sailing classes or a private lesson. Your instructor will also provide you with an improvement plan to help you reach your goal!