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Saturday, March 27, 2021

09:00 AM  
Introduction to Sailing

General Description: This hands-on lesson will teach you basic sailing terminology, rigging techniques, and basic sailing maneuvers aboard one of our outstanding training vessels. This program is a great way to be introduced into the enjoyment, relaxation, and adventure of sailing!

Please note that this course is not an American Association Certification

Introduction to Sailing Program

09:00 AM  
Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)

Students learn to sail a boat of about 26 ft. in length in light to moderate winds over 2 days - Saturday & Sunday. The course includes an introduction of the basic boat, learning the points of sail, basic sailing techniques, safety and seamanship skills. The class is taught on a Colgate 26 which is easy to use and comfortable for new sailors. Our Colgate's feature spacious cockpits with stainless steel railings and dual controls for the instructor which provides a safe secure platform for beginners. The Colgate 26 is currently used by both US Coast Guard and US Naval Academies to train their new cadets and midshipmen. (After completion of course, students will receive an American Sailing Association (ASA) Basic Keelboat certification, Skill Building session with an instructor for a ½ day, and a free ½ day charter.)

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Certification

09:00 AM  
Docking Endorsement (ASA 118)
During this 2-day, hands on course, students will learn basic docking theory and will also gain an understanding of the forces at work on a vessel while docking. Students will also spend a great deal of time practicing docking techniques on the water. After completion, students will earn the ASA 118 Docking Endorsement Certification to add to their sailing resume.

Prerequisites: ASA 101 & 103 (Basic Keelboat and Basic Coastal Cruising)

ASA 118 Docking Endorsement Certification

09:00 AM  
Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance Class

This one day course is divided into classroom theory and hands on practicum on a boat.  Students receive classroom theory on diesel engines including their fuel, lubrication, cooling, exhaust and electrical systems along with other topics. Time is spent on a boat identifying parts.  Hands on maintenance is performed by students and may include changing oil & filter as well as primary and secondary fuel filters.  The course concludes with a classroom round up.  This course is for anyone who wants a better understanding of basic marine diesel engine maintenance.

Course Syllabus

9:00 am-12:00 pm - Classroom Instruction
     Principles of diesel engines
     Fuel systems
     Lubrication system
     Cooling system 
          Sea water
          Fresh water
     Exhaust system
     Electrical system
     Diagnosis & Repair chart
     Spare parts

12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (approx.): Practical on boat*
     Identify parts
     Change oil and oil filter
     Change primary fuel filter
     Change secondary fuel filter
     Bleed fuel system
     Change raw water pump impeller (optional)
     Inspect alternator belt. Tension/replace as needed.
*Note: All activities depend on replacement parts availability.

3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Classroom round-up

Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance


South Coast Sailing Adventures

502 Texas Ave. Kemah, TX 77565

Latitude: 29° 32.6 min N
Longitude: 95° 01.1 min W




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