We highly recommend this combo package.
- Go from the basics to planning (going fast) in three days.
- Learn enough to sail with confidence.
Here’s the complete program:
- Two 3-hour sessions with a U.S. Sailing Certified Hood River WaterPlay Instructor. This means the first lesson is a 3-hour level I “A” class plus 2 hours of free practice time. Next is the 3-hour level I “B” class another 2 hours of free practice time.
- 2-hour session for the 3rd class, which is SB-I
- Membership in Hood River WaterPlay‘s T.O.W. Club (FREE SAILING TIME !!!)
- Land based simulation
- “Hands-on” on-the-water instruction
- All beginner equipment: wetsuit, booties, life vest, helmet, and your own personal windsurfer, rigged just for you.
- Instruction in wind theory, carrying your equipment, tacking & jibing, safety techniques, and more
- Harness use
- Manageable high wind sailing stance
- Sailing up and downwind without a centerboard
- Planing (sailing fast-skimming over the water fast)
Third (3rd) day of Fast Track
Designed to convert the accomplished entry level windsurfer into a competent high wind sailor.
Learn harness use, a manageable high wind sailing stance, and sailing up, cross, or down wind on any point of sail without a centerboard. A graduate of this class can expect to sail longer and more effortlessly in higher winds. Beginner Shortboard I (SB-I) Fast Tack, Harness use, High Wind stance, and an emphasis on going fast! Beginner Shortboard II (SB-II) Same as SB-I, but the use of our faster boards and bigger sails for even more power and speed!
A graduate of this class can expect to sail longer and more effortlessly in high winds.
PREREQUISITE: Desire to sail, and sail fast.
||8-hour classes over three days
||10am & 2pm daily