Organizations offer online resources and list certified schools; schools in California, Hawaii, and Washington offer classes
Most gear will be provided by the school; bring your ownsunglasses and hat, and straps to keep both on in windy conditions.Sailing gloves protect your hands, and white rubber-soled shoeskeep you from slipping. Wear plenty of sunscreen.
OCSC Sailing-San FranciscoBay $790 for a 40-hour course. 800/223-2984.
Honolulu Sailing Co. $445 foran 8-hour course. 800/829-0114.
LONG BEACH, CA
United States Sailing Center$900 for a 48-hour course. 562/433-7939.
Windworks SailingCenter. $640 for a 24-hour course. 206/784-9386.