We had an excellent time learning how to sail! It was such a hands on experience - exactly what we were hoping for! Thanks Dale and the Bonneville School. Kimmie & Jared

Sad that this is the last lesson. Dale & Todd were great teachers, lots of patience. Erin

Feel like we could all sail the boat now...Daren

                              BASIC LEARN TO SAIL

                "The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand." 
                                                                                                        Frank Herbert                                                                                                                                   

Bonneville’s Basic Learn to Sail Program was designed as an entry-level course to teach basic boat handling skills in all but the most challenging conditions. Confidence in yourself, confidence in your equipment, confidence in your training, create a
“safety first” approach to boat handling. Bonneville recognizes your compressed time demands, focusing all skill sets “out on the water” with 18 hours of hands-on training. A logbook is included in the Learn to Sail program. (This is a great way to record your sea hours for future reference).

Recommended course text:  US Sailing "Basic Keelboat"
                                  "The Complete Sailor" by David Seidman

                                       DETAILED LESSON PLAN

Our Courses are offered Monday through Saturday with classes beginning in the morning, afternoon, or evening.
We will have classes beginning at varying times and days until mid-September. Our sailing season typically runs from April through the end of October depending on weather.

To register for a course or for scheduling inquiries please call Louise at 801.636.5204.

Individual     $585.00    (3 students maximum per group)
Private        $1450.00
The private rate includes the boat, instructor and a log book. You may use this for a private lesson or a group of your choice.
(Maximum 4 adults)

US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification  $65.00
  (Includes Basic Keelboat Manual, Logbook and 1 year US Sailing Membership)
US Sailing Membership Benefits


Sailing in different weather conditions is part of the learning experience. Certain aspects
of on the water training can be administered while safely at the dock.
Bonneville School of Sailing reserves the right to cancel in case of inclement weather.
Inclement weather is determined based on the criteria of safety and comfort and is
generally defined as:
Persistent, rainy conditions (not a passing shower)
Thunderstorm/lightning activity which cannot be avoided safely under sail.
High winds (threat of micro-burst activity) or high wave conditions which would
make sailing unsafe.
If Bonneville cancels we will reschedule the lesson.

Please note:  If the customer requests a cancellation for specific lessons after lesson dates have been confirmed, lessons can be made up at an additional rate of $ 50.00 per hour.