Sailboat Instruction

We teach our sailing lessons on Hobie catamarans. They are ideal for the shallow waters of our bay because they don’t draw much water. The Hobie Waves are perfect for beginners because they are responsive yet forgiving – perfect for learning! Our goal in all of our lessons and classes is to provide instruction with safety as our number one priority followed by fun and education. By putting our students at ease we strive to develop a friendly and supportive environment where everybody has the opportunity to improve to the best of their abilities while having a great time doing it!

Private Lessons:

Our private sailing lessons are the quickest way to become competent in sailing. In your first lesson you will spend about 15 minutes on land learning the basics. The rest of the time will be spent on the water.

We do our beginner lessons on our Hobie Wave catamarans. With one sail and one sheet line they make learning the basics much less confusing. You can concentrate on what’s important – reading the wind! Once you’ve mastered the Wave, the next step would be the Wave with jib, and finally the Getaway.

Lessons are on an hourly basis* and require a reservation. Reservations can be made by calling 302.539.7999.

Hobie Wave Hobie Wave w/ jib Hobie Getaway
$65 $75 $85

*Prices good for one student – one additional student can be added for $15 and the lesson is 75 minutes.

Adult Sailing Mini-Camps:

Join Coastal Kayak this season to learn a centuries-old skill that is the perfect way to explore the inland bays of coastal Delaware! Discover how easy it is to skim across the water using only the wind.

Coastal Kayak will be offering both weekend and weekday camps taught by an instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching sailing. Participants will learn basic sailing terminology, how to read the wind, how to set, manage, and trim the sails, and the rules of the nautical road.
This is a “hands-on” clinic with an emphasis on FUN! Students will leave the clinic with a solid skill foundation and the confidence to go out and skipper a small sailboat on their own!

Adult Weekend Sailing Camps:

Saturday: We start the camp at 9:00 am with a short on land session familiarizing the students with sailing terms and the sailboat. Then we’ll get on the water! The instructor will demonstrate the maneuvers and then students will have the opportunity to take the helm. The morning session ends at 12:30 pm.

Saturday afternoon is free time for lunch, beach time, browsing through shops, renting a kayak or paddleboard, or simply relaxing!

We’ll reconvene at 4:00 pm for our afternoon session continuing to build on skills learned during the morning. The evening is a beautiful time to experience the bay! This session will end at 7:00 pm.

Sunday: We’ll see you again at 10:00 am Sunday morning for our final session which may include drills, sailing challenges, and definitely more hands-on practice! By the time the session is over at 1:00 pm, you’ll have your sea legs along with a strong base on which to build your sailing dreams!

Cost: $395/person or $750/couple

2 person minimum

2019 DATES: May 4 & 5; Sept. 14 & 15

Adult Weekday Sailing Camps:

The weekday sailing camps will take place over four 1.5 hour sessions from 10:00 am – 11:30 am each day. 90 minutes is the perfect amount of time to be able to learn and practice new skills. Also, the different sessions will allow us to use different types of sailboats so you can experience the pros and cons of each.

Cost: $195/person for four sessions

2 person minimum

2019 DATES: Mondays in July (July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd with make up day of July 29th); Sept. Date TBD

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