TASS Learning Center

Hands On Training

We provide hands-on training  on the water, as well as on land. Our course offerings include beginner, intermediate, and advanced crew training with classroom style lectures and hands on sails. TASS skippers are qualified in sailing skills, have experienced crew on board, and have been approved by the TASS Board to serve as skippers for TASS club-chartered sails.

Courses are held throughout the year and scheduled by the Vice Commodore.  

We welcome suggestions for courses that you would like to see available.

For more information or to send your suggestion for a course, please email our Vice Commodore.

To sign up for a sail, just browse our Calendar and select a sail!  Learn more about events and training's by attending one of our weekly meetings.

*Disclaimer, courses are not ASA certified.

Sailing Safety Training

May 5th - Mark Shield a retired member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and skipper on Cape Area VFD Rescue Boat and long-time TASS member was our instructor for the Sailing Safety Training.

He covered topics ranging from  US Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary - Mission and Responsibilities to the Man Over Board Process.

We had over 20 people attend this training with positive feedback on the value of the training to us as sailors. 

If you missed the training, we are making his materials and links to the important videos available in the TASS Document Library for reference.  

If you have not taken advantage of TASS training, be sure to watch our calendar schedule. Typically training are FREE for members and a small fee to guest.

Training Documents are visible to Members Only and you must log into your membership account to access the documents.

NOTE: Slide presentation training document must be downloaded to fun and display videos.

Training Documents

Women Crew Training

WOMEN'S EXCLUSIVE - Basic Crew Training with Skipper Nancy Welch

All woman basic training course with Skipper Nancy Welch as our instructor and this elite group of women takk to the water like ducks.  This was a great learning experience as beginners received the basics in classroom and on-board hand-on training. 

This crew will progress to the Crew II All Women's training if desired.

We are planning co-ed Basic Crew & Crew II training also.

Be sure to watch for announcements in the BLAST and on the calendar for upcoming dates.

TASS - Texas Association of Social Sailors - PO Box 27050 - Houston, TX 77227-7050   

Texas Association of Social Sailors (aka TASS) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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