FREE Hands-on sailing skills workshops at the Discover Boating Learning Center at Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami
Sharpen your existing skills and learn new ones by participating in hands-on sailing clinics presented by the American Sailing Association (ASA). There’s something for everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers! All workshops taught by ASA certified instructors aboard 30′ to 40′ sailboats. Choose from 3 skills-building sessions:
*Introduction to Sailing — For new/novice sailors*
Learn how to raise and lower the sails, trim the sails correctly, tack and jibe, helmsmanship fundamentals, points of sail and more. Participants will get a chance to put their newfound skills to work at the end of each session by competing in a friendly “regatta’ to win bragging rights for the day. 90-minute session.
*Coastal Cruising — For more experienced sailors*
Learn essential skills including how to heave to, reef the sails, steer with the sails and crew overboard recovery methods. 90-minute intermediate skills building clinic is based on ASA curriculum for Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) and Bareboat Charter (ASA 104).
*Docking Under Power & Close Quarters Boat Control *
Participants will learn close quarters maneuvering skills taught as part of the ASA Docking “Endorsement” program including: 360 degree turns in tight spaces (back and fill), backing down a narrow channel in a straight line, weather vane turns in windy conditions, coming alongside a pier (fuel dock) and using spring lines in docking maneuvers.
Space is very limited; Advance registration is highly recommended
(Nominal $4 registration fee applies). Visit *http://hd.nmma.org/t/62771/818863/10326/14/ for more details, event schedules and to buy your boat show admission ticket and reserve your space.