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Adult Learn to Sail Classes

Our adult Learn to Sail (LTS) classes teach new sailors basic skills needed to become confident and successful on the water. The next step after class is to buy a Pass and come to twice weekly structured Social Sails. Social Sails are where the magic happens!

"The two day lesson was just what I needed because I did not know a thing coming in. Social Sails are where I gained the experience needed to be qualified to take a boat out on my own confidently."  ~Shawn M.


Skills Taught:

  • Fundamentals of sailing theory
  • Different ways to identify the wind and gain understanding of the physical relationship between wind and the sailboat
  • Rigging and de-rigging
  • Necessary knots used in sailing (figure 8 and bowline)
  • Steering the boat
  • Sail trim
  • Points of sail
  • Departing and returning to the dock
  • Learning to properly accelerate/decelerate¬†
  • Maritime right of way rules
  • Making good decisions to stay safe on the water


For more information call (704) 947-7245 or email¬†[email protected].


Payment is required at time of registration. Payments made with credit/debit cards are subject to a 3% convenience fee. You may pay in person with cash or check or mail a check to PO Box 1618, Cornelius, NC 28031 along with your completed waiver indicating the class for which you are registering.

The instructor assigned to you will be in touch prior to the first session to confirm dates/times and answer any questions you may have.

Upon completion of the Learn to Sail Class, we invite you to continue sailing with us by purchasing a 12 Month Pass. You will enjoy sailing with and learning from other sailors of all skill levels. Please visit LNCS Open Sailing for additional information.


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