Meet your sailing instructor
My name is William Boudreaux and I am a certified US Sailing instructor. I love the water and being
outdoors. The Rudder Club is my home away and home and I am passionate about sailing and sharing
my knowledge. I offer one-to-one tuition or group classes for beginners or refresher courses. For those
interested in sport sailing, I offer personalized training in multihull and/or flying spinnakers.
Call the Rudder Club office at 904-264-4094 to book your lessons for click on the button below for an
February 17-18 & 24-25
March 17-18 and 24-25
April 14-15 and 21-22
May 12-13 and 19-20
June 9-10 and 16-17
July 7-8 and 14-15
August 11-12 and 18-19
September 15-16 & 22-23
October 13-14 and 21-21
The Adult Sailing class is designed to introduce beginners to the art of sailing. By the end of the class, students will be able to operate a small boat in inland waters in light to medium wind and water conditions. The emphasis is on practical sailing skills. Successful completion of the course leads to US Sailing Small Boat Certification. Each class will consist of one classroom session on Friday evening before the first weekend session. Two weekends in a row will be dedicated to practicing on the water. Graduates are encouraged to join the Rudder Club and practice their fresh learned skills on the club boats available for hire from $11 per day.
If you're worried about sailing on your own, the Rudder Club members are a friendly bunch and if you ask, most members will be happy to sail with you until you get confident enough to go it alone. All you have to do is come and join us at the Rudder Club for our weekly Friday Happy Hour & Social Event (5 - 9 pm) and introduce yourself!
This is personalized training for intermediate level sailors that are interested in sport sailing. The program transitions sailors from intermediate skill level to learning spinnaker handling, sail trim, racing rules and tactics applicable in any vessel. Upon completion you should be confident enough to skipper or crew at race level.