2012 Mountaineers Sailing Crew Course

mountaineers sailing crew class in seattle

Crew class students take time out to smile for the camera during a break. (Photo by Karen Tofte)

Members can sign up for the crewing course on The Mountaineers activity search page. Registration closes on Tue, Apr 3 at 5:00 PM.


Completion of course puts you on the crew list for FREE Mountaineers sails!

The class starts April 05, 202 (Thu) and finishes May 03, 2012 (Thu)

After completion of the course, you should:

  • Be able to rig a sloop-rigged sailboat.
  • Be able to assist in departing from and arriving at a dock under power.
  • Have a basic understanding of sail trim and sailboat maneuvering.
  • Understand basic personal gear requirements and safety practices for sailing under conditions which may be encountered during Mountaineers sails.
  • Be able to function as a crew member during a sail.
  • Have a basic understanding of charts and navigation aids.

Course graduation requirements:

  • Attendance at all four classroom sessions; Thursday April 5, 12, 26, and May 3   6:30-9:30 pm at the Seattle Mountaineers Clubhouse.
  • Attendance at one On-the-Dock/ First Training Sail session during the week of April 19. There will be many to choose from.
  • Attendance at two experience sails – dates to be determined after course starts.

Successful completion of the course will place you on the crew list, enabling you to sign up for Mountaineers sails and cruises.

For additional details contact Alan Vogt, Sailing Chairman.

How to find the Seattle Mountaineers Clubhouse, includes instructions, bus route information and maps.

2 thoughts on “2012 Mountaineers Sailing Crew Course

  1. I have sailing experience on a 33′ Beneteau and sailed in San Francisco for over 10 years. Do I need to take a test or course? If so, are there any dates for them now?

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