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Beginning Sailing Workshop

April 5 and 12, 2014


You don't even need to know what the pointed end of the boat is called to take this class!

Our fun instructors will teach you the parts of a boat, how to help crew on a boat, and how to sail.

This two day class (consecutive Saturdays) will have both classroom and on the water training in a casual and fun atmosphere

Cost will be $75 for Non-Members

$60 for Members

April 5 (Saturday) 9am - 4pm

April 12 (Saturday) 9am - 4pm

Fort Worth Boat Club

10000 Boat Club Rd

Fort Worth, TX 76179



Email to mark@marktresnicky.com to get on the list!

Sailing Workshop Outline

¨ Physics of sails and sailboat hulls
¨ Types of sailboats
¨ Points of sail
¨ Shapes of sails
¨ Parts of a sailboat
¨ Rigging
¨ Lines/knots
¨ Sailing angle terms
¨ Commands
¨ Speed vs. length
¨ Emergency procedures
¨ Anchoring

           



                                                                                                                   Graduates of the Basic Sailing Lessons class in August 2009
 
 
Learn to sail with Basic Sailing Lessons
 
 
We have lessons scheduled at this time.
 
 Contact Mark at the weekly meeting if you're interested in this series of lessons.

$60 members - $75 nonmembers*

meet at Fort Worth Boat Club

10000 Boat Club Rd.

Fort Worth 76179

In Fort Worth on Eagle Mountain Lake
 
 
 
Two classroom sessions with on-the-water training.
 
First Session - Saturday, April 5
Second Session - Saturday, April 12
 
Contact ... to prior to registering to confirm availability.  You will need to pay the registration fee to be offically registered for the class.  You may pay by credit card via the PayPal link below or bring a check to the weekly meeting.  The class is limited to sixteen students.  Contact Mark at Mark@MarkTresnicki.com
 
Pick up your textbook and first reading assignment before the first session.
 
The class meets at the "Doggie Bar" by the flag pole at FWBC.  (possible move to clubhouse)
 
Bring pen and paper.  See below for more information.
 
Classroom session ends around 2 PM.  The on-the-water session should end by 4 PM.  One-half the class sails each week.
 
Contact ... with your questions at.... 
 
 
 
SAILING LESSONS
Cowtown Mariners basic sailing classes are for those who want to learn to sail, crew or just be an informed passenger.  You will learn to have fun while being safe on a sailboat, and much more.  Classes are informal and loaded with valuable information from instructors that have years of sailing experience and knowledge.
 
The classes are on Saturdays.  Contact our instructor, ..., at the weekly meeting, by phone at ... or by ... to sign up or for information.
 
*The cost for the class is $60 for members of Cowtown Mariners and $75 for nonmembers.  Nonmembers may apply for Mariners' membership and obtain the member rate.  Informational flyers are available at the weekly happy hours.  The fee includes a textbook.  Register with Pat and pay at the weekly meeting, by mail or by credit card at the Paypal link below.  Registration is confirmed when your payment is received.  The class is limited to the first twelve students who pay the registration fee.
 
Any new series of basic, intermediate or advanced sailing classes will be formed based on demand from our members, guests or other interested persons.  The days and times for these courses will be determined by your input.  Please contact the chairman of the education committee with your input or questions.
 
The SailNet.com Web site has some pretty good information on learning to sail.  Check out this link.
 
Cowtown Mariners meet every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. at various locations in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex.  See our Club Calendar for this week's location.
 
 
Register and receive your textbook in advance of the class.
 
 Please contact ... for class availability before making any payment.
 
 
 
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Directions to Fort Worth Boat Club:  From Northwest Loop 820 in Fort Worth, exit at Azle Ave. (FM 1220) and go west to Boat Club Rd.  Turn right (north) and go approximately 7.8 miles to where Boat Club Rd. forks to the left.  This is approximately one mile past Harbor One Marina and across from Eagle Mountain Elementary School.  Turn left at the fork where there is a sign indicating FWBC to the left.  Proceed two miles to the FWBC. [MAP]  See the map at the bottom of the page.

Fort Worth Boat Club

 
                                                                           The textbook used for Cowtown Mariners basic sailing lessons:  Start Sailing Right!:
                                                                           The National Standard for Quality Sailing Instruction (US Sailing Small Boat Certification) by Derrick Fries.
 
 
 
 
 
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