Frank Jones is a 12 year New Orleans “native” living with his wife and their two daughters in an uptown camelback shotgun. He was born on the shores of Lake Ontario and has been boating his entire life. He started sailing while living in Connecticut in 1988. He has obtained five American Sailing Association Certifications, as well as, a Moorings “Captain” designation certifying him to solo sail any boat anywhere in the world. Wishing he had more time to do so, Frank has sailed up and down the coast of California, around the Caribbean Islands, in Long Island Sound, on Lake Dillon outside Denver, on Lake Ontario, the Florida Keys, and most recently to Ranague Cay off the coast of Belize Central America. He currently keeps his 22 foot Chrysler Pocket Cruiser on Lake Ponchartrain where he can be found chasing the sunset whenever the time and winds allow.
The Boat "Irie"
You will be trained on the Chrysler 22 foot “pocket” cruiser - Irie. The weighted retractable keel and wide beam provide exceptional stability for a dry and safe sailing experience. In addition to meticulous standard maintenance, Irie was completely refurbished with new rigging throughout in 2010. Irie is rigged with a mainsail and genoa (jib) which are fully manual thereby providing students with experience in controlled raising and dropping of sails. The cabin is equipped with AC, a dinette for use during rainy day instruction, and a portable head (toilet). The spacious open cockpit design provides sufficient room for sailors to safely and efficiently change positions during sailing maneuvers or just relax and sail. Irie is also powered by a 6 hp Mercury four-stroke outboard motor purchased new in 2010.
Summer Course Schedule 2014 - Updated on July 21
All Summer Sailing Course Sessions are registered at full capacity. Although we are no longer accepting students for the week long summer course, Private Lessons are available year round. In our experience most students can obtain the skills from the one week group session in two Private Lessons.
Monday - Friday 9 am to 2 pm
Full Session 9: July 28 - August 1 Full
Full Session 10: August 4 - August 8 Full
Full Session 11: August 11 - August 15 Full