Classes

Schedule of Classes for Fall 2014 (File Size: 82 KB. Download Adobe Acrobat)


For a participant to progress through the levels of sailing or kayaking, he/she will be asked to demonstrate that they are proficient sailors or kayakers.  This is evaluated by a written exam and a practical exam at the end of the course.  There are no make-up classes if a participant misses a class unless the class is canceled due to weather or other circumstances that are deemed unsafe.

Sailing 101         

This class is for anyone who has the desire to learn how to sail. Participants will learn everything they need to know in order to be confident and safe in the Channel Islands Harbor in Pico sailboats. With friends and a trained instructor in the boat, each participant will soon be on his/her way to sailing and turning with ease.  The class will meet at Channel Islands Harbor and will cover sailing material as it pertains to the skills and topics covered.  Sailing classes: meet once a week for four weeks on Fridays or Saturdays.  16 hours of instruction.      

Cost:
Students: Free
Dolphin Passport Members: $20
Community Members: $130

Register for Sailing Fall Schedule

Session  DayStart Date  End Date  Time
 1  Friday9/5 9/2612:30PM - 4:30PM
2  Saturday   9/69/2712:30PM - 4:30PM
3Friday10/1711/712:30PM - 4:30PM  
4Saturday10/1811/812:30PM - 4:30PM

 


 

Kayaking 101

Channel Islands Harbor with its open space and sheltered waters is the perfect place to experience kayaking.  With our sit-inside kayaks, participants will soon realize just how stable, fast and fun kayaking can be as they glide through the water.  They will learn topics such as launching/landing, safe boat handling, parts of the kayak, being physically fit, equipment essentials, paddle strokes, and rescue techniques.  With their new-found knowledge and confidence, participants will be paddling out into the ocean if the conditions permit.  The course will also break down the fundamental strokes to become more efficient while introducing more advanced strokes and braces.             Kayaking classes: meet twice for two weeks on Fridays or Saturdays.  5 hours of instruction.  

Cost:
Students: Free
Dolphin Passport Members: $20
Community Members: $55

Register for Kayaking Fall Schedule

Session  DayStart Date  End Date  Time
1Friday9/59/1210:00AM - 1:00PM  
2Saturday  9/69/1310:00AM - 1:00PM  
3Friday9/199/2610:00AM - 1:00PM  
4Saturday9/209/2710:00AM - 1:00PM  
5Friday10/1710/2410:00AM - 1:00PM  
6Saturday10/1810/2510:00AM - 1:00PM  
7Friday10/3111/710:00AM - 1:00PM  
8Saturday11/111/810:00AM - 1:00PM  
9Friday11/1411/2110:00AM - 1:00PM  
10Saturday11/1511/2210:00AM - 1:00PM  

 


 

Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) 

This class will teach you the basics to safely paddle throughout the harbor. By using a balanced approach of using land demonstrations and on-the-water drills, you will learn how to properly get on and off your board, proper stance, improving your paddling technique, capsize recovery and how to navigate safely through harbor traffic.  Stand Up Paddle Boarding classes: meet once for one week on Fridays or Saturdays. 3 hours of instruction.  

Cost:
Students: Free
Dolphin Passport Members: $20
Community Members: $30

Register for Stand Up Paddle Boarding classes Fall Schedule

SessionDayStart Date  End Date  Time 
1Friday9/59/59:30AM - 12:00PM   
2Saturday   9/69/69:30AM - 12:00PM
3Friday9/129/129:30AM - 12:00PM
4Saturday9/139/139:30AM - 12:00PM
5Friday9/199/199:30AM - 12:00PM
6Saturday9/209/209:30AM - 12:00PM
7Friday9/269/269:30AM - 12:00PM  
8Saturday9/279/279:30AM - 12:00PM
9Friday10/1710/179:30AM - 12:00PM
10Saturday10/1810/189:30AM - 12:00PM
11Friday10/2410/249:30AM - 12:00PM
12Saturday10/2510/259:30AM - 12:00PM
13Friday10/3110/319:30AM - 12:00PM
14Saturday11/111/19:30AM - 12:00PM
15Friday11/711/79:30AM - 12:00PM
16Saturday11/811/89:30AM - 12:00PM
17Friday11/1411/149:30AM - 12:00PM
18Saturday11/1511/159:30AM - 12:00PM
19Friday11/2111/219:30AM - 12:00PM
20Saturday11/2211/229:30AM - 12:00PM

 


 

Sunset Kayaking               

What better place to go sunset kayaking than Channel Islands Harbor?  With the beautiful sights of the islands and the occasional dolphin sighting, this is a trip you do not want to miss.  Arrive early and meet everyone before we head out, then layer up and get on the water as the day turns to night.  Sunset kayaking classes: meet once.  3.5 hours of instruction.  

Cost:
Students: Free
Dolphin Passport Members: $20
Community Members: $30

Register for Sunset Kayaking Fall Schedule

Session  DayStart Date   End Date   Time
1Friday   10/310/35:00PM - 8:30PM   
2Friday10/1010/105:00PM - 8:30PM
3Friday11/1411/145:00PM - 8:30PM
4Friday11/2111/215:00PM - 8:30PM 

 

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses

Weekend Navigator Course

This "hands-on" course covers basic boat (coastal) navigation using waypoints; i.e., using a chart to determine a "safe" route or voyage so that you can select appropriate waypoints to enter into your GPS or chartplotter. Our WN course is designed for boaters (and family members) who want to learn the fundamentals of trip planning and basic coastal navigation. Experienced boaters have found WN to be valuable as well.

Cost:
Students/ Staff/ Faculty: Free
Community Members: $45

Enrollment Instructions

SessionDayStart Date  End Date  Time
1Saturday and Sunday  10/1110/128:30AM - 5:00PM