Give the Gift of Sailing!
Basic Sailing and Seamanship Gift Certificates: $300
This two-day course will teach the recipient the fundamentals of sailing and seamanship. A total of 12 hours of onboard instruction will provide them with the skills and confidence they will need to safely skipper and crew a 27′ to 30′ tiller sailboat in light to moderate wind and sea conditions on lakes or other protected bodies of water.
Basic Coastal Cruising Gift Certificates: $400
This course prepares the recipient to sail and cruise safely in local waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 30-34 feet during daylight hours in moderate to strong wind and sea conditions. They will build on the skills learned in the Basic Sailing & Seamanship course and acquire more advanced boat handling,
safety and seamanship skills.
Intermediate Coastal Cruising Gift Certificates: $400
The goal of this two-day course is to introduce the recipient to the traditional techniques of Coastal Navigation, and to refine the skills learned in Basic Coastal Cruising. The Intermediate Coastal Cruising Course is the second half of the Basic Coastal Cruising Course.
At the conclusion of the course, the recipient should be able to read a nautical chart and identify corresponding landmarks and aids to navigation, determine the vessel’s location, plot a course to steer, properly dock the vessel under motor power, take appropriate precautions when sailing under reduced visibility, and successfully recover an overboard victim.
Coastal Navigation Class Gift Certificate: $300
After taking this classroom oriented course, you will be able to apply the navigational theory and practices you have learned to ensure the safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. In-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Cruising, and Advanced Coastal Cruising Standards, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Basic Celestial Navigation Class Gift Certificate: $200
This basic celestial navigation class teaches the theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using the noon sun and the star Polaris (a.k.a. the North Star) with just a small eleven-page booklet, a sextant, a watch and simple arithmetic.
Experienced celestial navigators and beginners alike will enjoy this simple alternative to the intercept method-one that doesn’t depend on sight reduction tables and yields latitude and longitude directly without plotting.
2-Hour Private Skippered Charter Gift Certificates: $400
Our US Coast Guard licensed Captain will take the recipient and their party of up to 5 guests (6 people maximum including the recipient) on board one of our 10 luxury sailing yachts. Restroom (head) and kitchen (galley) facilities are located below deck. They can get a feel for sailing on the beautiful Monterey Bay National Sanctuary. During their sail, they are welcome to participate as much as they desire. If they choose to just watch the coastline, and enjoy having our Skipper sail the boat completely, that’s fine also.
Pacific Sailing is an accredited American Sailing Association sailing school and yacht charter company with a fleet of 10 sailing yachts from 27-46 feet. We offer all levels of sailing instruction, Team Building Regattas, Skippered Charters, and Bareboat Charters.