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Intermediate Sailing Class - sailing lessons, Tampa FL

SAILING SCHOOL - "Just Call Me Skipper" - One Day Intermediate Sailing Class

Phone: 727.859.0213        Email Us

5015 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652

This is our sailing class for those who have either attended our beginners sailing school and wish to learn more, or for those who have done a little sailing and already know the basics.

What is covered

The sailing lesson will begin first thing in the morning at our dock where you will spend about 30 minutes getting to know it's systems.

Then it's cast off time and you will spend approximately an hour backing out the boat and re-docking it again - learning basically how to park a 10,000 pound hunk of fiberglass that only has a 13 hp engine and no brakes.

Once you have learned not to crash into docks and other boats we'll head for the open ocean.


Hoist those sails!

You'll unfurl the sails and practice various points of sail, including those covered in the beginner's course. However the following additional points of sail will be covered:

  • Using a whisker pole to run "wing on wing"

  • Sailing with a cruising spinnaker

  • Reefing the main

  • Reefing the jib


You will learn how to drop and retrieve the "lunch hook", a light anchor used for daytime anchoring. You'll also learn how to handle the "BIG GUNS" overnight anchor.



Other items covered during the day include:

  • What to do if you run aground

  • Basic marine radio operation

  • You will learn how to tie a figure eight stopper knot and a running hitch

  • Marine toilets and the law governing waste

  • Heavy weather sailing

  • Navigation using a chart plotter GPS

  • How to read a chart

  • Bridge etiquette


Yes, we will provide a course completion certificate upon request.

Download the manual

Learning how to hoist the sails during class

Learning how to sail in adverse conditions

Sailing with all the sails flying

Learning how to change sails during class


Go to our Beginners Sailing Class

RATE - $600

Price is for the whole boat - groups may be up to 4 people

Reservations require a 30% deposit


***We do NOT arrange placement with another group of less than 4 people. 

If you are a single student - book by yourself or find some more friends.***


Phone: 727.859.0213        Email Us

*Packages, Prices and Policies subject to change without notice and according to your attitude!

Rates DO NOT include gratuity for captain or crew.



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