Intro to Racing

This course is designed to build a foundation to racing sailboats and the basic rules of the racecourse.  Our instructors will cover boat handling, racing rules, as well as basic strategy and tactics.  Each class will start with chalk talk where instructors will dissect sailboat racing followed by on the water sessions where you can put it all together.  This class is provisioned for two students per sailboat and is geared towards all ages (8 to 99).  

On days where there is no wind, or for those days when our staff has to make the decision that the weather outside simply isn't safe to be on the water, your class will be moved into our indoor classroom where you will be able to participate in land drills and other sailing related activities.

Note:  This is not an intro class.  We strongly suggest that you participate in one of our Woman's Basics Courses or have prior sailing experience and are able to self test on day one before taking this class. 

Basic Sailing 2 or prior sailing experience 

Click for Open Sessions

$165 per person (3 classes)

Skills Taught:

What to bring:
  • Face mask or buff to wear while on shore or while in close contact with others on the water
  • Old tennis shoes or water shoes are required to be worn at all times to protect your feet. 
  • A completed & signed waiver
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming suit
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes
  • Water bottle full of water/ beverage
  • Snack
  • GBSP provides life jackets however, students may bring their own if they wish! (All privately owned lifejackets are subject to inspection and approval of Green Bay Sail & Paddle Staff)
South Bay Marina
101 Bay Beach Road
Green Bay, WI 54302

The marina is at the west end of Bay Beach Rd, past the Zippin Pippin roller coaster. To find SOUTH BAY, take HWY I-43 to exit #187 (Webster Ave), go north to Irwin St. and take a left on Irwin, which then turns into Bay Beach Rd. We are the last entrance on the right. Look for the SOUTH BAY Marina sign.

When you enter the marina follow the signs that say Green Bay Sail & Paddle.

Classes may be canceled and/or rescheduled at the discretion of Green Bay Sail & Paddle Inc. (“GBSP”) due to weather conditions and/or general concern of the participants and/or any and all Green Bay Sail & Paddle Inc. staff and volunteers.  Classes that do not meet the minimum number of registrants may be rescheduled.  GBSP will attempt to notify all registrants by email and/or telephone of cancellations 24 to 48 hours prior to commencement.  

For the safety of everyone, we ask that if you have or had a fever in the past 48 hours that you do not come to class. We will do our best to reschedule you to a later class. Every participant must wear a mask or buff while on shore, and social distancing recommendations must be followed.  You may be asked to leave if you do not abide by these safety guidelines.  Refunds will not be given to any participant for failure to comply with any and all safety guidelines.