At Sail & Surf Adventures our passion is helping you accomplish your sailing dreams. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality student experience. Our facilities are clean and comfortable. Our sailboat is immaculately maintained, fun to sail, and held to the highest standards of safety.
Our class sizes are small with only 2-4 students to ensure that each student receives personal attention and plenty of valuable, hands-on time at the helm. It is our mission to create a supportive learning environment where everyone feels safe to develop their skills. With over two decades of experience, owner/instructor Clay Dingledine is professional and personable. You may chose to learn aboard our beloved Galene, a classic Columbia 36’ sporting modern equipment upgrades, or opt for a private class aboard your own vessel.
Our location in the heart of the Northern Neck is ideal, with easy access to the sheltered waters of the Rappahannock River, and only a short sail to the expansive Chesapeake Bay. If you are looking for a highly personalized learning experience to take your sailing to the next level, look no further!
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.
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 Available
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
Sail & Surf Adventures
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