A TASTE OF SAILING
A Tampa Bay Sailing Experience
Presented by Discover Sailing and Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School, Inc.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of those people sailing on Tampa Bay; enjoying the sun, wind, and water? Have you asked yourself what skills you need to join them, or where they go, what they see, and what they are doing out there? After all of the excitement created by the recent America’s Cup, and the many sailing races that take place on Tampa Bay, are you curious what it takes to race a sail boat on Tampa Bay or why you’d even want to?
Then this sailing experience is for you!
Join us for a 4 hour sail on Tampa Bay. You’ll see some of the restaurants, yacht clubs, waterfront features, and gathering places sailors typically stop at. You’ll also receive an introduction to the water ecology of Tampa Bay. You’ll get a whole new perspective of Tampa,
St. Petersburg, the Skyway Bridge, and our entire area, looking at it from the water.
Along the way we’ll teach you as much or as little as you want about how to sail. We’ll have a lively discussion about the types of sailing, the types of sailboats, and what it takes to become a competent and confident sailor. You’ll be welcome to participate; steering the boat, trimming the sails, and making proper and safe decisions. Of course, we’ll provide you with a complete explanation of the equipment on the boat, and a thorough safety briefing.
This 4 hour sailing experience will be followed by a short social event so that you can review and relive your on-the-water experience with the friends you’ve made on board, ask questions that might not have been answered on the water, exchange comments and ideas with our staff, and enjoy a light snack and a beverage.
The Taste of Sailing experience is offered Thursday at 1:00pm, and at 9:00am and 2:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Your Captain for this sailing experience will be a licensed and certified member of the award winning staff of Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School, Inc. Cost for this program is $ 150 per person, or $ 250 per couple. Preregistration is encouraged as space is limited. And you get the bonus of a free one day ticket to the St. Pete Boat Show with preregistration. If space is still available, onsite registration at the Discover Sailing Tent will be $ 175 per person and $ 300 per couple.
Space is very limited— advance registration is highly recommended. If you would like to register for the class or have a private family, friends or corporate experience, please contact Gary Edelman, Sail America Discover Sailing Director, [email protected] at 414-944-1550 to discuss your options.