The Galveston Boat Club announces the sailing1.jpg

2016 Summer Sailing Program

June 6th thru July 1st

PROGRAM MISSION: Learn the art, science and joy of sailing from patient, encouraging professionals.


This class focuses on having fun while learning the basics of sailing, including identifying wind directions, rigging, launching, sailing a straight course, tacking and jibing around a buoy, and of course recovery from capsizing and safety. 

Students will learn to tie knots, identify boat parts, navigation, points of sail and sail trim.  In addition, they will learn to assist others, develop teamwork, boost self-confidence, and learn to treat their equipment with respect. 

Upon bad weather days the students will focus on water safety, knots, navigation, terminology and general seamanship skills.  Classes will be held in fair or foul weather.

Sessions are Monday- Friday mornings from 8am- 1pm

Lunch will be served to all sailors every day from 12 noon- 12:45pm

Early registration is highly recommended! Only 25 sailors can be accommodated per week!

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: Student sailors may not be left unattended at the Boat Club therefore it is imperative that parents or guardians keep track of time and pick up their children no later than 1pm.  Repeat late offenders will be charged a fee.  The instructors are there for instruction and safety not to babysit.


Do I need to have my own boat?

No, although we are currently looking for boats to use or to be donated to the Summer Sailing Program, but if you have a boat that would be great.  If you have a friend with a boat you can borrow that would be great, or if you know anyone willing to donate or lend us a boat that would be great too.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes, we encourage each sailor to bring a friend, sibling or guest.  Refer to the cost of each session on the first page. 

Is each weekly session different?

Each session will build on the previous week and as the sailors become more proficient and knowledgeable class instruction will advance.