Members must be approved by senior staff, who consider a number of factors beyond boat handling skills alone, such as club participation and service.
Once a member is approved as a “skipper-in-training,” he/she begins working with veteran Shields skippers.
“Mentor” skippers work with trainees on a checklist of necessary knowledge and skills, culminating in a combined written and on-the-water test by the CSULBSA keelboat instructor.
What you will learn.
- Advanced sailing knowledge
>>>>Advanced sail theory; Navigation & charts;
- Boat and equipment
>>>>Parts of the boat; Rigging & down-rigging; Proper maintenance;
- Boat handling skills
>>>>Launching; Docking; Steerage with/without tiller; Reefing a sail;
- Boat safety
>>>>Right-of-way rules; Man overboard procedure; Anchoring;
- plus Racing tactics!
Satisfactory completion of the CSULB’s Advanced Sailing course earns a student a skipper rating for the club’s keelboats and catamarans.
No cost. Advanced instruction is included with regular CSULBSA membership dues.