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The Basic Dinghy sailing course is a co-ed, hands-on course taught on RS Quest-14' sailboats with a limit of 10 students. Students need no prior boating experience. Good attendance is strongly recommended in order to achieve best results. Satisfactory completion meets prerequisite for Intermediate Dinghy sailing classes and enables students to achieve the small boat "level one" skill classification for the UCSC Boating Club.

Students Learn:

  • Rigging
  • Nomenclature
  • Sailing theory
  • Proper boat handling
  • Basic sailing knots
  • Rigging for strong vs. light wind conditions
  • Departing and returning to the dock
  • Balancing the boat
  • Sail trim
  • Tacking and Jibing
  • Stopping and starting on the water
  • Safe boating practices
  • Self-resuce techniques
  • Rules of the road
  • Wind and ocean conditions


Refund policy: Full refund 31+ days prior to start of class; half 14-30 days out; no refund inside 14 days of class start.

Closed-toe-shoes required for all classes.

The first class will meet just outside the FF gate at the Santa Cruz Harbor, right by the picnic tables

Swimming ability required for all classes.

For more course info, please call the Boating Center at (831) 425-1164, or email ucscboat@ucsc.edu.

To withdraw from the course, please contact the Recreation Dept. at 831-459-2806.

The Basic Dinghy sailing course is a co-ed, hands-on course taught on RS Quest-14' sailboats with a limit of 10 students. Students need no prior boating experience. Good attendance is strongly recommended in order to achieve best results. Satisfactory completion meets prerequisite for Intermediate Dinghy sailing classes and enables students to achieve the small boat "level one" skill classification for the UCSC Boating Club.

Students Learn:

  • Rigging
  • Nomenclature
  • Sailing theory
  • Proper boat handling
  • Basic sailing knots
  • Rigging for strong vs. light wind conditions
  • Departing and returning to the dock
  • Balancing the boat
  • Sail trim
  • Tacking and Jibing
  • Stopping and starting on the water
  • Safe boating practices
  • Self-resuce techniques
  • Rules of the road
  • Wind and ocean conditions


Refund policy: Full refund 31+ days prior to start of class; half 14-30 days out; no refund inside 14 days of class start.

Closed-toe-shoes required for all classes.

The first class will meet just outside the FF gate at the Santa Cruz Harbor, right by the picnic tables

Swimming ability required for all classes.

For more course info, please call the Boating Center at (831) 425-1164, or email ucscboat@ucsc.edu.

To withdraw from the course, please contact the Recreation Dept. at 831-459-2806.

Program Offerings

Sailing: Adult Basic Dinghy Sailing Class #1
2019 Summer

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Summary Dates Time Location Status
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Starting Mon, Jun 10 2019 and Ending Thu, Jun 20 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Boating Center

All summer classes, including the first class, meet at the UCSC Community Boating Center at the Santa Cruz Harbor, just outside the gate by the picnic tables.

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All summer classes, including the first class, meet at the UCSC Community Boating Center at the Santa Cruz Harbor, just outside the gate by the picnic tables.

Sailing: Adult Basic Dinghy Sailing Class #2
2019 Summer

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Summary Dates Time Location Status
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Starting Mon, Jun 10 2019 and Ending Thu, Jun 20 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Boating Center

All summer classes, including the first class, meet at the UCSC Community Boating Center at the Santa Cruz Harbor, just outside the gate by the picnic tables.

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All summer classes, including the first class, meet at the UCSC Community Boating Center at the Santa Cruz Harbor, just outside the gate by the picnic tables.

Sailing: Adult Basic Dinghy Sailing Class #3
2019 Summer

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Summary Dates Time Location Status
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Starting Mon, Jun 24 2019 and Ending Fri, Jun 28 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Boating Center - UCSC Harbor
every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Starting Mon, Jul 1 2019 and Ending Wed, Jul 3 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Boating Center - UCSC Harbor

All summer classes, including the first class, meet at the UCSC Community Boating Center at the Santa Cruz Harbor, just outside the gate by the picnic tables.

Please note adjusted schedule due to 4th of July holiday.

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All summer classes, including the first class, meet at the UCSC Community Boating Center at the Santa Cruz Harbor, just outside the gate by the picnic tables.

Please note adjusted schedule due to 4th of July holiday.

Sailing: Adult Basic Dinghy Sailing Class #4
2019 Summer

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Summary Dates Time Location Status
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Starting Mon, Jun 24 2019 and Ending Fri, Jun 28 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Boating Center - UCSC Harbor
every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Starting Mon, Jul 1 2019 and Ending Wed, Jul 3 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Boating Center - UCSC Harbor

All summer classes, including the first class, meet at the UCSC Community Boating Center at the Santa Cruz Harbor, just outside the gate by the picnic tables.

Please note adjusted schedule due to 4th of July holiday.

Show less

All summer classes, including the first class, meet at the UCSC Community Boating Center at the Santa Cruz Harbor, just outside the gate by the picnic tables.

Please note adjusted schedule due to 4th of July holiday.


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