Sailing OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Introduction to Sailing Course by MIT

Published Jan 28, 2009

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Individuals interested in the art of sailing can learn the ropes in 'Sailing,' an OpenCourseWare project presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this free online class, students learn the basics of sailing and receive video instruction on the key maneuvers required to keep a boat afloat. This online self-study course is particularly applicable for those interested in a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education.

Sailing: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes No

Sailing: Course Description

Sailing is a popular recreational activity which requires extensive knowledge of sailboat features and various techniques. In 'Sailing,' a course from MIT's Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation department, students learn the fundamentals of sailing and become familiar with key terminology and technique. This OpenCourseWare includes instructional videos of the teachings of Professor Francis Charles, an accomplished sailor and Olympic contender who won a silver medal in the Sailing World Championships. Professor Charles' lecture notes are also available online. The 'Sailing' course covers the basics of sailing, including rigging the boat and sail, preparing the boat, steering and trimming. Experienced sailors and novices alike can benefit from this free online class, which may serve as a refresher course or an introduction to the fundamentals.

'Sailing' includes both streaming and downloadable instructional videos, lecture notes and a downloadable instructional manual. To access this free online class, visit the sailboating course page.

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