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Intro to Sailing

Located In Mahone Bay
Where To Find Us
189 Hirtle Cove Rd
Oakland, NS
Areas Served Lunenburg County
Phone 902-543-2274
Contact Michael S. Ernst, Sail Mahone Bay; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Town of Bridgewater Parks, Recreation and Culture 
60 Pleasant St 
Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9
Fax 902-543-6876
Description & Services
Information Sailing is a very popular activity in Lunenburg County and this is your opportunity to learn the basics.  
Like anything new, you need to spend time getting familiar with its skills and 
Your persistence will pay off and you will find sailing can provide enjoyment for many years to come.  
This course will include: helming, sail handling, upwind and downwind sailing, crew overboard, and, if possible, basic navigation, right of way rules, a few knots, anchoring and reefing. 
Session will include instruction and cruise among the Mahone Bay islands.  
The course will be run by Sail Mahone Bay, a Canadian Yachting Association Member School.  
For more info, please contact Michael S. Ernst. Maximum 4 participants per course (You must be accompanied by an adult. Age 10 is the minimum recommended age.)  
Sailing coat, lifejacket and dry bag will be provided during course. 
Sailing will take place on an Achilles, a 23' racer/cruiser.
Eligibility Ages: 10 year(s) and up
Special Information
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