Pricing Guidelines :: SailingCourseGuide -- Guide to Finding a Sailing School
The price per hour of instruction can help you to compare longer to shorter courses. On the whole, the first 24 hours of instruction for a Basic Keelboat course are certainly worthwhile, even though some schools teach the course in as few as 12 hours. Thus, a school that costs 50% more but gives twice as many hours of instruction is typically worth more to the student than its less expensive, shorter competitor. In the sampling of schools above, the cost per hour ranged from $18.50 to $31.25, with most schools hovering between $19 and $25 per hour of instruction. If you find that you are about to pay on the high side of that range, make sure that you're receiving higher quality instruction, a smaller class size, or some other benefit that justifies the premium price.
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Multiple class bundles can lower the price per hour significantly, but push many students to take more classes than they otherwise would. If you're bargain hunting, look for at least a 20% reduction in total cost when signing up for multiple classes. However, not everyone needs that much class time to reach their sailing goals. Make sure to ask yourself whether you're really committed enough to enjoy the full course length being proposed to you. Students often sign up for more than they later want to take.