Sailing can mean different things to different people. To some it’s a relaxing day on the water, away from the stresses and pressures of daily life. To others it’s an opportunity to race and compete with friends and opponents. To some it’s a way of life, living on a boat and traveling to remote countries and islands. To others it’s an intellectual and engineering challenge, trying to get better performance and more speed by deploying advanced materials, software and engineering.
Underlying all of these there is a set of skills and understanding that allows the sailor to safely use his boat on the water. The basics of these skills can be learned in a few hours but these skills can be honed and developed over a lifetime. Many people get their first experience of sailing as young children and continue to sail well into old age.
On Jinjihu we sail a type of boat called a J80. It’s an easy boat to sail and very safe because of its heavy keel but it is also quite sophisticated and you can learn a lot sailing one. It’s 8 meters long, has 2 or sometimes 3 sails and can be sailed by between two and five people depending on whether it’s being sailed for fun or if it’s being seriously raced in competition with other boats. Once you can proficiency sail a J80 in strong winds, you can really call yourself a sailor.
So, come along to our club, Baqi which is at the marina on JinJi Hu near the big wheel. We’ll take you out on the lake, give you a chance to take some of the controls and give you your first experience of sailing. We will introduce you to the beauty and thrill of sailing. We’ll open the door for you to a whole range of adventures both inside and outside the club – for instance, last summer a large group of us went to Croatia for a week to sail in the Adriatic.
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Learn to sail a centerboard or multihull sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, sail trim, points of sail, crew responsibilities, seamanship and safety including capsize avoidance/recovery and navigation rules to avoid collisions.
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.
Other Services Offered
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- Summer Camps for Kids
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Vacation Charters
- Sailboat Cruises
- Racing Courses
Baqi Sailing Club
|Address||77 You'an StWuzhong QuSuzhou ShiJiangsu ShengChina|
|Phone||(+86) 1860-271 1039|