Sail and Power Boat Training Information
CUSTOM TRAINING COURSES TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS!!!
Power and Sail!!! Train on our boat or yours!
In just a few minutes we can assess your yachting needs and recommend the proper training and equipment to make your future sailing/power boating experience more enjoyable. Let's face it. You won't get underway as much if you lack confidence on the water!
Nervous about maneuvering your yacht to and from the slip in a tight marina? Try a 3 hr docking class.
Want to learn to sail or refine your skills to take it to the next level? We offer basic to advanced sailing classes catered to your needs.
For questions please contact us at 7143934224 or at our e-mail: Info@sunglowcharters.com
We also offer lessons on your boat as far as San Diego, Oceanside, Dana Point, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, San Pedro, Marina Del Rey, Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor.
Deliveries by experienced captain and crew available, we pride ourselves on safety and protecting a boat-owners investment.
Learn to sail or refine sailing skills on sailboats from 14’ centerboard dingy to a 53’ blue water cruiser.
Click on the boat of your choice for more specific information or inquire about lessons on your own boat from MDR to San Diego. These lessons are hands-on and on the water, we don't spend a bunch of time going over concepts in a book. Let’s go sailing!
Sample packages are listed below;
Intro to Sailing 3 hrs $250
This is an introductory class to learn the basics of sailing and handling a 20’ keelboat. Find out if sailing is right for you and learn some of the jargon and skills with a focus on safety and fun.
Docking Class 3 hrs $250
Most accidents happen in the marina where there are more things to crash into, and most people are not as confident as they should be in close quarters. This 3 hr class will teach you how to handle your boat in close quarters like a pro. We will cover docking in the slip (bow to and stern to) prop walk (and how to use it to your advantage) docking alongside (such as a public or fuel dock) spring line use and strong wind/ current situations. Learn how to make your boat do exactly what you want.
Women Only Courses
A recent survey by Boat US indicated that many women believed there weren’t enough boating educational opportunities tailored for them specifically. They prefer to learn in more relaxed settings, perhaps away from a well-meaning spouse. We are proud to offer “Women Only” sessions. While the course is equally substantive, the atmosphere is relaxed and fun! Any experience level, Power or Sail! Please call us for more information.
Basic Keel-boat Sailing 6 hrs $500
This includes 6 hrs of private instruction scheduled at your convenience for up to two people. Generally we would do this over two days but one full day is also possible. Starting on the infamous cal 20’ keelboat you will learn the very basics of sailing with skills that transfer over to blue water cruising yachts. Safety and fun priority #1 and all lessons will be taught by an ASA (American Sailing Association) Certified instructor.
Coastal Cruising 8 hrs $750
This includes 8 hrs of private instruction scheduled at your convenience for up to two people. Generally we would do this over two-three days but one full day is also possible. Utilizing a Cal 20’ and fully restored Cal 34’ sailboat you will learn skills such as docking under power, Man Overboard, coastal cruising, reefing the sails for strong winds, basic navigation, anchoring and other intermediate to advanced skills. If you have the basics down but want to take it to the next level this is the course for you. Safety and fun are priority #1 and all lessons will be taught by an ASA (American Sailing Association) Certified instructor.
Blue Ocean Cruising Class- 12 hrs $1,100 (Overnight available +$500)*
This includes 12 hrs of private instruction scheduled at your convenience for up to two people. Generally we would do this over four- 3 hr lessons but we can customize lessons to suit your needs. Utilizing a Cal 20’, a fully restored Cal 34’ sailboat and a 53’ blue water custom ketch you will learn skills from basic sailing, docking under power, Man Overboard, coastal cruising, reefing, basic navigation, anchoring and other intermediate skills. The final lesson will be aboard a beautiful world cruising yacht and covers navigation, living aboard a boat, and other advanced skills. This course will help you realize if you living on a boat and the cruising life is for you. Safety and fun are priority #1 and all lessons will be taught by an ASA (American Sailing Association) Certified instructor.
*Caution: Learning to sail can be addictive and you may want to sell all your possessions and live on a boat.
Power Boating Lessons
SUNGLOW CHARTERS IS PROUD TO REPRESENT DISCOVER BOATING and the RPBA!!!
Discover Boating is an industry organization dedicated to the promotion of the Boating Life. Captains are Certified Instructors for the RPBA (Recreational Power Boating Association)
...This means we can instruct you on your power boat or ours. Upon completion, you will be armed with solid fundamental knowledge for confidently handling a variety of docking and maneuvering challenges, as well as open water seamanship. With a solid grasp of these fundamental, techniques, you will find that boat handling can be easy and FUN. Contact us now!
Come learn to boat in Beautiful Long Beach CA. We offer a thorough and comprehensive training course. Pick a one day or two day course. We can even custom tailor a course for your needs. See below for some sample lesson packages for directed thrust (outboard/ stern-drive) or twin engine.
HALF DAY CLOSE QUARTERS MANEUVERING AND DOCKING COURSE: $495.00 per person (On Our Boat)
4 hour course
Includes Literature on training maneuvers
Rules of the Road
On the water training in close quarters maneuvering and docking. (Cross wind/currents, Tough docking situations, Docking with Spring Lines)
Safety Inspection of the Vessel and USCG Requirements
Man Overboard (MOB) Recovery
GPS & Chart Instruction
CLOSE QUARTERS ADVANCED MANEUVERING:
TWO DAY ADVANCED POWERBOAT HANDLING & DOCKING: $990.00 per person
8 hr course over one or two days
Includes Literature on training maneuvers
Rules of the Road
Open water boat handing (Techniques, wake handling, rough conditions, special requests i.e. towing)
Close Quarters Maneuvering & Docking (Cross wind/currents, Spring Line Use)
Navigation GPS / Chart Interpretation
Man Overboard (MOB) Instruction
Cruise to waterfront destination for lunch
PRIVATE COURSE ON YOUR BOAT: $400.00/ Half Day (Flat Rate)
Custom tailored to your needs! For up to Two People. Perfect course for a couple new to boating or upgrading to a larger boat. Anything listed above from our courses can be applied to your boat and specific situation. Available in San Diego, Oceanside, Dana Point, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Marina Del Rey, Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor
Includes handouts and custom curriculum.
To book, use the booking button at the bottom of the screen.
For questions, contact us at 7143934224 or at our e-mail: Info@sunglowcharters.com
Courses include handouts and Practical Learning on-board the boat configuration of your choice.
Take a single course or mix and match to save money. We can schedule your private course to fit in your free time and to your specific needs.