Tompkins Cortland Community College

RECR162 - Sailing


Cross-listed as FITN 62 Provides students with the opportunity to learn basic sailing skills related to the sport of recreation sailing. Boat handling in all kinds of weather, proper trim of sails, docking, anchoring, instrument reading, and man-overboard procedures are covered. Each student participates in all crew positions; helmsman, mid-deck, main trim, and genoa trim. In order to take the course, the student must demonstrate that he/she can (1) swim 25 yards, (2) enter deep water and stay afloat for 5 minutes, (3) be able to don a PFD in deep water and stay afloat in clothes unassisted for 3 minutes, and (4) be able to handle ropes and lift at least 25-pound items. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: RDNG 099 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099 and MATH 090 if required by placement testing. 1 Cr. (2 Lab.) Occasionally.