This is an introductory course to the lifelong sport of sailing. The course will be held out of Hudson River Community Sailing Center on Pier 66 (http://hudsonsailing.org). This course will involve off and on the water instruction in J-24 keelboats. You will learn basic sailing terminology and skills, such as: parts of the boats, rigging/de-rigging, points of sail, tacking, gybing, upwind and downwind sailing, advanced boat handling, man over board, and an introduction to racing. There will be a mandatory one hour introduction session on Friday, September 16th at 10:00am in the Lou Gehrig Lounge. Then there will be four sessions, four hours each at Pier 66 that will be scheduled in the first half of the Fall semester. The course fee is $395.00.