The idea of starting Island Fever Sailing School grew from a true love of sailing in 2003. The experience has impacted my life in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I’ve met a lot of wonderful people and had the opportunity to gain blue water experience with 1800 offshore miles, several charters around the BVI, traveled the ICW and sailed the Chesapeake and Galveston Bay. However, there’s no place like home, Grand Lake is not only beautiful but the hills and deep coves mixed with the gusty Oklahoma wind creates a variety of challenging conditions which makes it the perfect place to learn to sail.
Island Fever Sailing School teaches Basic Keelboat on a very user friendly 27′ Helms that steers with a tiller, has halyards at the mast and uses a hanked on jib. Coastal and Bareboat Cruising (usually a combo class) are taught on a 34′ O’Day with self-tailing winches, furling jib and a diesel motor. This class is designed around the chartering experience as well as for the new boat owner to learn about a boat’s intricate systems. The students learn to single-hand the 34 footer from the beginning. They will even learn to hook a mooring ball under sail, in the dark, by themselves. The live-aboard class includes meals with dinner items like chicken fettuccine alfredo or spaghetti and meatballs while anchored off Snake Island watching the sunset. While these classes are extremely informative, with a focus on fun, it’ll be a learning experience you’ll not soon forget.
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 safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
Desire to improve or re-familiarize sailing knowledge and skills imparted during previous ASA keelboat certification course(s). Student and Instructor jointly decide on goals prior to the start of the review. Student receives a written, personalized Recommended Plan suggesting steps for continued improvement in knowledge and skills proficiencies after the review is completed. This review may be taken multiple times.
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.
Other Services Offered
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Sunset Cruises
Island Fever Sailing School
|Address||South Grand Lake AreaLangleyOK74350United States|