Silver Waters
Sailing Classes
and Excursions


We have several learn-to-sail learn-to-cruise programs and offer  sailing excursions and day trips throughout the summer. We are especially interested in helping other women to get afloat with their own boats and offer a two day live-aboard class for women only aboard our 32 footer ( see below).


We offer:





Silver Waters Sailing Classes

Start To Sail A two hour introduction

In this class you will experience getting underway, basic maneuvering under sail and rigging the boat using a nineteen foot Lightning sloop.
Cost $60 for 2 hours of instruction individual $100 for a couple

Sailing Basics three two hour classes

You'll become familiar with getting underway, points of sail, anchoring, picking up a mooring, docking and basic safety afloat, rules of the road, and wind and weather on our local waters. We'll also cover some simple ship keeping and maintenance skills.
Cost $180  per person or $300 per couple

Especially for Spouses

This is a customized course of instruction designed to help "first mates" gain confidence in their abilities to manage a boat alone if need be during a cruise of day sail. It runs a half or a full day
Cost $150  for a half day  $300 for a full day

Two Day Learn-To-Sail/Cruise Women's Weekend

Weekend or weekday live-aboard  course especially for women aboard our 32 foot cruising sloop. Learn basic cruising and sailing skills at your own pace on Lake Ontario with instructor Susan Peterson Gateley. This class is designed for women with limited sailing experience who would like to enhance their skills while sampling cruising on our Great Lake. Package includes two days of instruction, and a introduction to sailing Lake Ontario manual. Cost is $250 per person. Accommodations are available at the Pleasant Beach B&B where we are docked or at other cabins and B&B's including the waterfront B&B Anchor Resort, waterfront Chinook Harbor cabins or the Fair Haven Motel. Visit the Fair Haven Chamber of Commerce website ( area lodgingor contact me for a list of places and options for overnight accommodation at your own cost.

Two Day Live Learn to Sail Weekend for Couples


This course is an introduction to cruising the Big Lakes for couples. You'll spend one night  ashore ( or aboard the boat dockside)  and receive two days of instruction and hands on sailing aboard our 32 footer as we explore the south shore of Lake Ontario. We'll cover anchoring, docking, man overboard recovery and other cruising and survival skills following the ASA certification curriculum. Space limited to one couple per cruise so you'll get plenty of time on the helm. Please give us at least 30 days advance notice and we will attempt to accommodate your schedule. Visit the Fair Haven Chamber of commerce website ( area lodgingor contact me for a list of places and options for overnight accommodations in the area. We can also do this class during the week Cost $250 per person

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Silver Waters, 12025 Delling Rd, Wolcott, NY 14590, (315) 594-1906

Instructor Susan Peterson Gateley has sailed Lake Ontario extensively. She is an experienced classroom teacher and holds a Coast Guard license for Master, near shore waters, to 100 ton.

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