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2018 Schedule

Basic 1 classes start April 7 this year. They typically meet 4:00 to 6:30 or 1:00 to 3:30. Most weekend classes will plan to meet once a week for six weeks, but most opt to double up once or twice: meet Saturday and Sunday, so it does not take so long to complete six lessons. There is a bit of homework, but we are always in a hurry to get out and sail. No one wants to sit in a classroom when the wind is blowing.

Evening classes start April 30. They meet twice a week, 6:00 to 8:30 for three weeks. Evening sailing conditions tend to be the best, and the twice a week pace is just about perfect. We are great fans of evening classes! Which evenings, you ask? Just about any two that are separated by at least one day. Let us know your schedule restrictions. We can often meld flexible students with the inflexible.

Because winds and people are variable it is impossible to schedule sailing with precision. But between April and September we can give you a start date this is probably within a week of being accurate (the further out the harder, obviously). Feel free to call 503-281-6529 or email portlandsailingatgmail.com (use normal format) for information. Don't worry! We won't put you on a list for spam, promotions, or any such annoyance.

Big Boats and Cruising is demand driven. We'll run the class when we have interested students.

Sea Trials and Bonneville are overnighters, also demand driven. Sea Trials (thee days, two nights) requires coordination with tides, but there is always at least one weekend per month with a good tide for safe bar crossing. We can do Bonneville (two days, one night) just about any time.

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Please call 503-281-6529 or email portlandsailingatgmaildotcom (use normal format). You will not be sent any promotions, spam etc. Sign-up can be confirmed by email. Your word holds your place in lieu of a 50% non-refundable deposit. Payment can be made on the first day of class. Please remember there are only three or four students per boat, so we and your fellow students take your promise seriously.

Below is last year's schedule. Please ignore

 

April

Basic 1 weekends (one or two lessons per week for three or six weeks)

• Start April 2 or 3

Basic 1 weeknights (two lessons per week for three weeks)

• Start week of April 25

Basic 2 weeknights or weekends (Four 2.5 hour lessons)

• Often follows Basic 1

Big Boats and Cruising (four 3-hour lessons on Messenger)

• Per demand all year

Sea Trials (to the ocean and back on Messenger)

• [1-3] [15-17] [29-May 1]

Bonneville (Up to the Gorge and back on Messenger)

• [23-24]

Off Shore (to where conditions permit)

• Please inquire

May

Basic 1 weekends (one or two lessons per week for three or six weeks)

• Start May 14 or 15

Basic 1 weeknights (Two lessons per week for three weeks)

• Start week of May 16

Basic 2 weeknights or weekends (four 2.5 hour lessons)

• Yes!

Big Boats and Cruising (four three hour lessons on Messenger)

• Per demand all year

Sea Trials (To the ocean and back on Messenger)

• [13-15] [27-29]

Bonneville (Up to the Gorge and back on Messenger)

• [21-22]

Off Shore (to where conditions permit)

• Please inquire

June

Basic 1 weekends (one or two lessons per week for three or six weeks)

• Please inquire

Basic 1 weeknights (two lessons per week for three weeks)

• Start week of June 6 and 27

Basic 2 weeknights or weekends (four 2.5 hour lessons)

• No doubt!

Big Boats and Cruising (four three hour lessons on Messenger)

• Per demand all year

Sea Trials (to the ocean and back on Messenger)

• [10-12] [17-18]

Bonneville (up to the Gorge and back on Messenger)

• [24-25]

Off Shore (to where conditions permit)

• Please inquire

July

Basic 1 weekends (one or two lessons per week for three or six weeks)

• Start July 9

Basic 1 weeknights (two lessons per week for three weeks)

• Start week of July 18

Basic 2 weeknights or weekends (four 2 1/2 hour lessons)

• Positively!

Big Boats and Cruising (four three hour lessons on Messenger)

• Per demand all year

Sea Trials (to the ocean and back on Messenger)

• [1-3] [15-17]

Bonneville (Up to the Gorge and back on Messenger)

• [22-23]

Off Shore (to where conditions permit)

• Please inquire

August

Basic 1 weekends (One or two lessons per week for three or six weeks)

• Start Aug 13

Basic 1 weeknights (two lessons per week for three weeks)

• Start week of Aug 8
• Early evenings start Aug 29)

Basic 2 weeknights or weekends (Four 2.5 hour lessons)

• Don't miss it!

Big Boats and Cruising (four three hour lessons on Messenger)

• Per demand all year

Sea Trials (to the ocean and back on Messenger)

• [12-14] [26-28]

Bonneville (up to the Gorge and back on Messenger)

• [6-7]

Off Shore (to where conditions permit)

• Please inquire

September

Basic 1 weekends (one or two lessons per week for three or six weeks)

• Start Sep 3 or 10

Basic 1 weeknights (two lessons per week for three weeks)

• Please inquire

Basic 2 weeknights or weekends (Four 2.5 hour lessons)

• Still good!

Big Boats and Cruising (four three hour lessons on Messenger)

• Per demand all year

Sea Trials (to the ocean and back on Messenger)

• [9-11] [23-25]

Bonneville (up to the Gorge and back on Messenger)

• [17-18]

Off Shore (to where conditions permit)

• Please inquire

October

Basic 1 weekends (one or two lessons per week for three or six weeks)

• Too late to start

Basic 1 weeknights (two lessons per week for three weeks)

• Too dark in the evenings

Basic 2 weeknights or weekends (four 2.5 hour lessons)

• Sure!

Big Boats and Cruising (four three hour lessons on Messenger)

• Per demand all year

Sea Trials (to the ocean and back on Messenger)

• [7-9] [21-23]

Bonneville (up to the Gorge and back on Messenger)

• [1-2] [8-9]

Off Shore (to where conditions permit)

• Please inquire

November

Basic 1 weekends (one or two lessons per week for three or six weeks)

• Too late to start

Basic 1 weeknights (two lessons per week for three weeks)

• Too dark in the evenings

Basic 2 weeknights or weekends (four 2 1/2 hour lessons)

• Less

Big Boats and Cruising (four three hour lessons on Messenger)

• Per demand all year

Sea Trials (to the ocean and back on Messenger)

• [4-6] [18-20]

Bonneville (up to the Gorge and back on Messenger)

• October 31-Nov 1

Off Shore (to where conditions permit)

• Please inquire


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