US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification $625

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This course is designed for new students who have never stepped on a sailboat before or for students who have sailing experience yet, would like to earn the Basic Keelboat Certification.

At the successful completion of the course, the student will have the opportunity to take an exam to earn the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certificate.

The course includes 16 hours on-the-water instruction, taken in 4 sessions, with 4 hours per session.

Scheduling Options:

One Full Weekend (All-At-Once)

  • Saturday AM Session 9am-1pm
  • Saturday PM Session 2pm-6pm
  • Sunday AM Session 9am-1pm
  • Sunday PM Session 2pm-6pm

Four Weeknights (Over 4 Weeks)

  • Thursday PM Session 5:30pm-9:30pm x 4

Course Materials:

Student is responsible to additionally purchase US Sailing “Package A- Basic Keelboat” for $49.99 from the US Sailing website.

This package contains material needed to certify one student at the Basic Keelboat level. One each of: Basic Keelboat book, Basic Keelboat answer sheet, Basic Keelboat sticker and Logbook. A one-year membership in US Sailing with all benefits is also included with your purchase.

The link to the US Sailing “Package A- Basic Keelboat” Package is provided here: https://shop.ussailing.org/package-a-basic-keelboat.html

Course Content:

Sailing 101: US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification Overview

– rigging and sails
– apparent and true wind
– points of sail
– sail trim
– tacking and jibing
– wind pressure and lift
– boat handling
– docking
– man overboard drills
– reefing and heavy weather techniques
– right of way and seamanship

Once You Receive Your Codes From Your Registration Confirmation Email, You May Select a Date and Time for Each of Your Sessions from the Calendar Below