The Rudder Club of Jacksonville
8533 Malaga Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32244

 Adult Sailing Classes - Level 1

Spinnaker and Multihull- Learn to Race

2019 Dates for US Sailing - Learn to sail classes (beginning adults)

*Please note there is a minimum required number of four registrants per class.

March 2-3 and 9-10
April 6-7 and 13-14


May 11-12 and 18-19

June 8-9 and 15-16


August 3-4 and 10-11

September 7-8 & 14-15

October 5-6 and 12-13

William Boudreaux


   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 from 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.  

  Email Will Boudreaux here if you have any questions.

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 rent for $11 plus tax.  

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  (6 - 9 pm)  and introduce yourself! 

Multihull and Spinnaker Classes - Learn to Race

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.