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Introduction to Sailing  - 2 Options

Join the Butte Sailing Club for an introduction to sailing. Course covers boating safety, knots, rigging and sailing theory. On the water skills such as boat handling, docking, sail trim and capsize recovery will be taught on the Vagabond 14 sailboats. This class follows the guidelines set by US Sailing but does not offer a US Sailing certificate.

Single Day Option - Ranger 20 Day sailor

Ages: 14+
Fee: $125 - per peson, one day clinic.

Course #11405
Su | 4/30 | 10:00 - 3:00 PM Register Online

May contain: boat, sailboat, transportation, vehicle, yacht, dinghy, watercraft, adult, male, man, and person

Interested in a dry day sailor boat.  Learn to sail a Ranger 20 Day sailor at the Forebay.  A single one day introduction to sailing in a larger boat specifically designed for inland waterways and lakes.  These boats are easy to trailer around the country and a perfect sailing experience for both beginners and advanced sailors.

Come as an individual, couple or group.  Each boat will take up to 3 people and a coach in the boat. 

Hosted by US Sailing Instructor - Mike Sealey

Weekly Option

May contain: water, waterfront, boat, sailboat, transportation, vehicle, yacht, harbor, pier, watercraft, port, nature, outdoors, scenery, person, and marina

Ages: 14+
Fee: $150

Course #10682
Th | 5/4 - 5/25 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM Register Online

Course #10683
Th | 6/1 - 6/22 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM Register Online 

Course #10684
Th | 7/6 - 7/27 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM Register Online 

What to Expect: You will get wet! Bring a towel. Wear clothes that are comfortable and can get wet, shoes should either be tennis shoes or sandals with a heel strap. NO FLIP FLOPS. Class includes a membership to Butte Sailing Club for 2023.  For more information, please email or call/text Mike Sealey 530-680-2513

The Butte Sailing Club offers the Richard Silvera Youth Scholarship for kids under 18 years old. 
Please click here to complete the application. 

Instructor: BSC Members
Location: Thermalito Forebay, 930 Garden Drive, Oroville