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Smith Mountain Lake Sailing School and Sailing Charters

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Classes range from basic boat handling and sail trim for individuals to racing and spinnaker maneuvers with your crew. Our Novice Courses will give you an understanding of sailing principles and plenty of "on-water" experience sailing the J24. Advanced sailors may sail solo on the Laser Sailboats or the Tanzer 16.Classes are scheduled by appointment and run five hours. SML Sailing can be experienced on school boats or on the student's boat, always focused on safety, good seamanship and having fun. Sailing Charters: We are now offering half day charters with Captain Pete for groups up to four sailors. Relax and enjoy the ride or help trim sail and steer the boat. For more information or to enroll in a class or arrange for private coaching respond by e-mail to Or call (540) 719-0009.

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