The two-day intensive course includes interactive classroom instruction plus an on-the-water session to practice boat and sail-handling skills. The next scheduled class is for Saturday, May 13, from 9 am to 3 pm. The water session will be held the following Tuesday or Wednesday based on student and instructor availability, weather, and tides. Class Schedule & Topics

First day: Classroom & Docks

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Introductions, safety on the water, sailing physics, terminology.
  • 10:30 AM - Noon – Wind awareness, apparent vs true wind, inspect boats on the dock to identify components, the points of sail, three knots to know, overview of TLSC.
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Sailing a course, navigation, rules of the road, weather, tides and current, types of sailing craft, three more knots to know.
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM – Quiz and Review.

Second day: Marina

Five Hours

 teamwork and communication

 rigging/terminology review

 sailing maneuvers

 docking


The cost for the course is $100 per student, $25 of which will be refunded if you join TLSC within 30 days. Every student needs to be a Landings resident. The ASA 101 course book, “Sailing Made Easy”, is highly recommended but not required or provided. Several handouts will be given out before, during, and after the class.

Class the first day will be held at the The Landings Association's Conference Room (600 Landings Way South). The second session will be held at the Landings Harbor Marina where we will have access to TLSC boats (Rhodes 19s).

Please bring a lunch the first day, and plenty of water to drink throughout the class.

We always attend to safety issues on the water and docks. You must be in fair physical condition and able to step from a dock onto a floating boat. Personal Flotation Devices will be required; bring your own or borrow one of ours. Please wear proper boat shoes both days.

All graduates will have gained the confidence, experience and knowledge to sail a small keel boat. You will also be informed of the numerous sailing, racing, and cruising opportunities in the Savannah area – and beyond!

Questions: call Angela Margolit at 973-296-8011. To register, email her at

May 13th, 2023 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM