OUR MISSION

SBJSA is committed to making the joys of sailing & other watersports available to everyone, building lifelong boaters & fostering responsible eco-awareness & stewardship of our natural resource, Great Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. 

 

Fun activities on the water are at the core of our educational/recreational programs & our community partnerships. Reaching out to both locals & visitors, including the underserved, we promote teamwork, leadership, community spirit, & healthy lives.   

  

SBJSA Inc.

7433 Clover Street

P.O. Box 117 , 

Sodus Point, NY 14555

Primary Phone: (315) 333-2079

Summer Phone: (315) 483-8883

Federal Tax Id:15-0585554

United Way : 2459

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ADULT INSTRUCTIONAL 

Exclusively for folks who are current 2020 Community Boating (CB) members, this year we’re offering several instructional classes for adults, ages 18 and up, whether you’re an individual or family member! Advance registration is required so we can schedule our instructors to fit your desired schedule within our available summer season. Click on the registration button under each course description to sign up!

 

For items A, B and C, you may register to take these courses on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings between June 1 and August 15, 2020. Our 4 courses available this year are:

  1. “First Sail” Experience (1 hr)

  2. Adult Private Sailing Lessons (by the hour)

  3. Adult Learn to Sail (12 hrs duration, 3 hrs/weekday evening across 4 weeks)

  4. Adult Powerboat Handling, July 18-19 only (12:30 – 4 pm each day)

 

A. “First Sail” Experience:  for those individuals who have never been sailing, but want to give it a try, we offer this 1 hour sail on our O’Day 19 to give you a taste of what sailing is all about! Our instructor can take 1 or 2 people out at a time for this “First Sail” experience.

What to bring with you: sunscreen, water, a lifejacket (or we can provide a loaner if needed) and appropriate clothing based on the weather.

Dates for the First Sail Experience: anytime between 6-9 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, June 1 – August 15. After you register and select a date that works for you, our Program Director, Alec Bertelli (alec.bertelli@gmail.com), will be in touch to firm up the date you requested and a start time that works for both you and an instructor’s availability.

Cost: $25 per person

 

B. Adult Private Sailing Lessons are available to help those folks who already have some basic sailing knowledge and experience, but who need to re-familiarize themselves with some of the fundamentals of sailing and boat handling, or just want to brush up on or learn some specific skills. Our instructors are happy to provide these lessons, by the hour, on our O’Day 19, one of our 420s, or a boat owned by the student that is at least a 2-person boat. If you already have your own, larger keelboat (that’s berthed in a marina on Sodus Bay) and simply want this refresher/tune-up class to be conducted on your boat, rather than ours, we are happy to do so! When you register, indicate what boat you’d like to take your class on and, if it’s yours, where it’s berthed.

What to bring with you: sunscreen, water, a lifejacket (or we can provide a loaner if needed), and appropriate clothing based on the weather

Dates for Adult Private Lessons:  anytime between 6-9 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, June 1 – August 15. After you register and select a date that works for you, our Program Director, Alec Bertelli (alec.bertelli@gmail.com), will be in touch to firm up the date(s) you requested and a start time that works for both you and an instructor’s availability.  

Cost: $65/hr per person

 

C. Adult Learn to Sail is a comprehensive, instructional series that teaches the basic fundamentals of how to sail. It includes a large number of topics to give you a terrific introduction into the sport of sailing, including points of sail, how to read the wind, sail trim, how to helm a boat, tack, jibe, etc., rules of the road, basic marine knots, how to sail away from and back to a dock, etc. The curriculum is taught for 3 hrs per weekday evening, spread across 4 consecutive weeks, so you receive a full 12 hours of instruction, with the bulk of it out on the water in an O’Day 19 or Ideal 18 keelboat. A maximum of 2 students are paired up each evening with one of our certified instructors for the entire 4 week schedule. Note that if weather prevents a class from being held, a makeup session will be scheduled between the instructor and the student(s) involved.

What to bring with you: sunscreen, water, a lifejacket (or we can provide a loaner if needed) and appropriate clothing based on the weather

Dates for Adult Learn to Sail:  6-9 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, across 4 consecutive weeks, June 1  - August 15 (total 12 hours). Once you register and indicate your weekday preference and the start date, our Program Director (Alec Bertelli), will contact you to confirm the schedule.  

Cost: $275 per person

D. Safe Powerboat Handling is a 7 hour course aimed at providing a combination of classroom and on-water training in the safe operation of single-engine powerboats. Topics to be covered include steering, starting and operating an engine, how to tie up correctly to a dock, safe departure and approach from/to a dock, backing up under control, rules of the road, safety equipment on-board and a number of other topics.                                                                                                  

What to bring with you: sunscreen, water, notepad and pen/pencil, water, a lifejacket (or we can provide a loaner if needed) and appropriate clothing based on the weather.

Dates of the Course: July 18-19, 2020, 12:30 – 4pm on both days.

Cost: $125/person, minimum of 2 registrants needed to conduct the course.

 

NOTE: We’re expecting to develop additional courses in the future, as we learn what our Community Boating members are most interested in! Stay tuned to this webpage for future course announcements.

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