Moraine Sailing Club
P.O. Box 15120, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Learning To Sail
Learning to Sail at Lake Arthur
Volunteers from Moraine Sailing Club who have become US Sailing Certified Instructors offer sailing instruction to MSC members during regularly scheduled "Learn to Sail" (LTS) days from May until September, 9am – 3pm. (see schedule) The lessons allow you to proceed at your own pace. Each student is given a log sheet for recording their progress. Each time you are at the tiller the instructor coaches you on the next skill you need to acquire. Instructors will “pass” students on individual skills when it is successfully completed without any coaching or instruction during the “test”. Although you can join LTS at any point in the summer, it is recommended to sign up early in the season. On average it takes about 20 hours to become a skillful sailor. Our LTS sessions are 6 hours long, so it could take about 3 to 5 sessions to acquire all the skills.
Skills covered in the LTS sessions
How to register for LTS Program
To register for the Learn To Sail program, send in the Membership Application form and fees for both Basic Membership and Learn To Sail.
Lesson day Sign-up Procedure (after initial registration)
LTS participants will sign up online for upcoming lesson days on a first-come basis, specifying either Flying Scot or Sunfish. Space is limited to 30 Flying Scot students and 10 Sunfish students. Sign-ups for each lesson day will be available 2 weeks in advance. Ideally there will be three students (plus instructor) per Flying Scot. Depending on the number of students, we may divide into two groups. The first group will sail in the morning and will do shore school activities in the afternoon (learning essential knots, chalk talks, capsize drills, etc.). The second group will do the reverse. When sign-up capacity is reached, any additional sign-ups will be placed on a wait list. Students on the wait list will still receive valuable on-shore instruction covering the sailing skills.
What to bring to LTS
Besides learning how to sail, what does MSC membership offer?
Questions? Contact Education Director Education@morainesailingclub.org
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