"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand." Frank Herbert
Bonneville’s Basic Learn to Sail Program was designed as an entry-level course to teach basic boat handling skills in all but the most challenging conditions. Confidence in yourself, confidence in your equipment, confidence in your training, create a “safety first” approach to boat handling. Bonneville recognizes your compressed time demands, focusing all skill sets “out on the water” with 18 hours of hands-on training. A logbook is included in the Learn to Sail program. (This is a great way to record your sea hours for future reference).
Recommended course text: US Sailing "Basic Keelboat" "The Complete Sailor" by David Seidman
Our Courses are offered Monday through Saturday with classes beginning in the morning, afternoon, or evening. We will have classes beginning at varying times and days until mid-September. Our sailing season typically runs from April through the end of October depending on weather.
To register for a course or for scheduling inquiries please call Louise at 801.636.5204.
COST: Individual $595.00 (3 students maximum per group) Private $1695.00 The private rate includes the boat, instructor and a log book. You may use this for a private lesson for yourself or for a group of up to 4 people of your choice. This is a good way to sail with friends and get a discount at the same time.
Sailing in different weather conditions is part of the learning experience. Certain aspects of on-the-water training can be administered while safely at the dock. Bonneville School of Sailing reserves the right to cancel in case of inclement weather, or other conditions that may be deemed unsafe.
Please note that due to the Covid-19 virus, things can change quickly. Bonneville will reschedule any lessons that are affected by this virus.
Inclement weather is determined based on the criteria of safety and comfort and is generally defined as:
Persistent, rainy conditions (not a passing shower)
Thunderstorm/lightning activity which cannot be avoided safely under sail.
High winds (threat of micro-burst activity) or high wave conditions which would make sailing unsafe.
If Bonneville cancels we will reschedule the lesson. Please note: If the customer requests a cancellation for specific lessons after lesson dates have been confirmed, lessons can be made up at an additional rate of $50.00 per hour. No refunds will be given if the course is cancelled less than 7 days prior to beginning unless we can fill the course vacancy.