Let me pass on to you my 40+ years of sailing knowledge. I can also advise you how best to plan and prepare for coastal passages or week-ends under sail.
Captain Paul offers instruction for either individuals or small groups.
You must be at least 14 years old and be fit enough to maintain your balance on a pitching deck and be able to haul in on sheets and halyard lines.
If you are a novice the aim will be for you to become confident with handling a yacht under sail or power. By the end of the day you will be familiar with furling sails, tacking, gybing, heaving to, reefing, hand steering, setting the auto pilot, Rules of the Road and safety at sea.. If you already have some sailing experience then I will work with you to build your skill set in navigation, boat handling and seamanship.
Aspiring sailors may charter our 32ft Beneteau 323 yacht with instructor for $300 for a 2 hour lesson for 2 people (extra $30 for 1 more person). Limit to no more than 3 people.
If you own a sailboat already:
Hire Captain Paul as your instructor aboard your boat for $50 per hour.
I FEATURE A SLIDESHOW NARRATIVE OF A SAILING VOYAGE FROM CHARLESTON TO BERMUDA.