Learn to Sail!
SYC Partners with U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Flotilla 19-05 for Basic Sailing | Sailing Skills | Seamanship Course
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Long Level and SYC have partnered to offer the public a learn to sail course. Beginning April 3, 2024, the course will run 8 consecutive Wednesdays. Classroom instruction and opportunity for an experience on a sailboat will offer attendees a solid foundation for a lifetime of sailing pleasure. Classes are open to the public, and USCG Auxiliary or SYC Membership are not required.
Q When will the class be held?
A The class will start April 3 and run every Wednesday through May 22 from 7-9p.
Q What is the cost for the class?
A The cost is $45.00 which cover the lesson work books. If a second member
attends the class and shares the lesson material the cost will be $25.00 for
Q Where is the class held?
A The classes are held at the Susquehanna Yacht Club, located at
1730 Long Level Road
Wrightsville, PA 17368-9009
Q What do I receive for taking the class and passing the test?
A You will receive a Safe Boating Certificate from the US Coast Guard Aux
and then are eligible to obtain the PA F & BC Boating Safety Education
There are insurance companies that will discount your boat insurance when
The certificate card is presented.
Q Does the class include on the water instruction?
A The course does not include on the water training; however, the club
members who help to instruct feel it is important for the class to
have hands on experience so after the third week we will invite you
to be our guest and go sailing from 5:00 pm to 6:50 pm before the class
Q Can I miss any of the classes?
A We ask that you make every attempt to attend all classes. If you are not
able to, you will be responsible to read and review the lessons missed. The
last night (May 20th) is the final exam. If you are not able to attend, you
must make arrangements with the CGA to take the test at another time or
you will not receive a certificate.