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Learn  to Sail

Have you have ever wanted to learn more about sailing and sailboats? Then this is a great place to start! This course is for the absolute beginner and for the sailor who just needs a refresher course. This two-day course of sailing instruction; both in the classroom and on the water on club members' mono hull sailboats. You will learn boat safety, points of sail, parts of the boat, sail trim, steering, weather/wind, and so much more. The course is held at The Lake Mead Marina inside the Boathouse Restaurant. Included in your registration fee is the "Basic Keelboat" textbook, a Nevada Yacht Club Sail Training T-Shirt, and a completion certificate. Lunch is also available for purchase at a special price!

The Learn to Sail program is held twice a year in February and September. Join the Nevada Yacht Club mailing list to stay up to date on registration dates.

Sail Training Events

    • Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Sunday, October 22, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City NV 89005
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    Diesel Engine 2 Day Workshop

    Space is LIMITED!

    Register today for this 2 day hands-on intro to diesel engine workshop with Madame Diesel LLC (Meredith Marine Services).

    After completion of the workshop you will:

    • have an understanding of how a marine diesel works
    • be able to identify the parts of a diesel engine and repair
    • have a great list of tools needed for maintenance and repairs
    • have a comprehensive schedule of regular maintenance
    • be able to change oil filters, impellers, hoses, water separators, belts, alternators
    • be able to remove the head and valves to see the inner workings of the top part of the engine
    • feel more confident in how to read your engine's manual
    • be ready to take an advanced diesel engine repair (trouble-shooting)
    • know when it's time to call an expert

    About The Instructor:

    Meredith Anderson has been obsessed with engines since she was first begging her Dad to repair their tractor engine, or any other engine coming his way! Fast forward many years, she has worked on hundreds of diesels both large and small. She is currently an adjunct professor for the Seattle Maritime Academy. She studied Marine Engineering at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. A former EMT and fire fighter, she shifted her focus to diesel repair and maintenance providing her expertise to businesses such A&E Truck Maintenance, Swift Transportation Company, TEC Equipment, and Freightliner Northwest to name just a few. She is now the owner of her own repair business Madame Diesel LLC (formerly Maritime Diesel Services). More info can be found at  

    This workshop is being hosted by The Nevada Yacht Club in collaboration with The Desert Sailor from boatLUV


    Dates: Sat-Sun Oct 21 & 22 2023 9a-4p

    Location: Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City NV 89005

    Cost: $150 for 14 hours of instruction

    more info: call Naomi at (702) 720-6682 or email

Past Sail Training Events

Saturday, September 09, 2023 Fall Sail Training
Saturday, September 09, 2023 Fall Sail Training - Instructors
Sunday, June 11, 2023 Outboard Servicing Seminar
Sunday, June 04, 2023 Boat Detailing Seminar
Saturday, February 18, 2023 Winter Sail Training
Saturday, February 18, 2023 Winter Sail Training - Instructors
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Fall Sail Training

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