Learn to sail

Learn to sail

Phillips Boatworks adds two Hobie 18 catamarans to charter fleet for adult sail training and bareboat sailing

Phillips Boatworks has added two Hobie 18 catamarans for adult sail training and boat rental in Avon on Hatteras Island, NC. If you are on vacation in Avon on Hatteras Island and know how to sail, you can take out the Hobie cats without a skipper under the right weather conditions.

match racing Hobie 18
Match racing Hobie 18 Catamarans

What to lean to sail?

Hobie Card certification

Even if you sailed when you were younger, sailing a high performance catamaran can be a new skill, and a great fun way to get out and get active while you are here on Hatteras Island. Sailing a Hobie cat is athletic and fun. Get out and into the action!

1.5 hour experience

  • sail with instructor on board
  • solo test sail
  • get certified for bareboat rental

Intro to Sailing

Never, ever sailed? No problem. Ease into the fun of sailing in a safe and enjoyable way with patient and kind instructors. Sailing is a lifetime sport, and now is the best time to learn with our private intro to sailing lesson.

1.5 hour experience

  • private lesson
  • understand the points of sail
  • 45 minutes hour sailing with instructor

Multihull Mastery

If you are an experienced monohull sailor, you may not realize just how different catamaran sailing can be. Spend time with an experienced catamaran sailor focusing on the differences between handling a performance catamaran and a monohull. Then get out on the water and feel the difference as you “fly” away on a Hobie 18.

1.5 hr experience

  • discussion on the rigging
  • upwind sailing on a cat
  • making it through a tac
  • practice flying a hull safely and under control
  • learn your way to Hobie Card for bareboat rentals

Book a Hobie Cat Learning Session with Capt. Jay

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