The Cruising Essentials course is a 6 night live-aboard trip. The 2007/2008 winter session begins weekly January 6, 2008 and ends March 29, 2008. Classes will depart from Marathon, Fl traveling to Key West. The summer schedule begins June 15, 2007 and ends September 15, 2007. Classes will depart from Mackinac Island and travel to the North Channel or Door County.
Please call (612) 978-7939 for our current availability and any special dietary or medical requirements. We can also discuss your sailing goals and how they fit into our program.
Cruising Essentials Tuition Fee (plus applicable state sales tax)
Option 1 - Guest Cabin with adjoining bath. $1500 per person or $2700 per couple. Includes Egyptian cotton sheets, a luxurious 10 inch thick mattress. Cabin can be converted from a double to two singles.
Option 2 - Crew Quarters $1000 per person. Single sea berths, share a bath and bring your sleeping bag.
Option 3 - Owners Cabin with full adjoining bath, $4000. Large, luxurious cabin with queen size bed, make up vanity and bath. 10 inch thick innerspring mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets and a pleasing stereo system.
These fees include accommodations and meals on board, instructor-led training, fuel for the sailboat, the Cruising Essentials Guide, the Annapolis Book of Seamanship and Cruising Fundamentals. Some trips may include restaurant stops which are not included in the fees. If you wish to take the course and bring a companion to audit the course, the cost is 80% of the course fee per person not participating in the course.
The Cruising Essentials Guide will be mailed to you upon receipt of your reservation deposit. Prior to the start of your course, it is important that you read and study the portion of the material labeled “learn now”. The Annapolis Book of Seamanship and Cruising Fundamentals will be provided to you when the course begins.
Boarding and Departure
Boarding is after 4:00 pm on Sunday and departure is before 11:00 am on the following Saturday.
Because cruising can be dangerous you will be asked to sign a hold-harmless agreement. Equipment can fail, boats can be tossed about and crew members can slip. Injuries and even loss of life can occur. Neither Sail Training Inc. or any of it's owners or employees can be held liable for injuries or loss of property.
Pictures by Arne Krogsveen