For students who have completed Shields 2 and are ready to pursue the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification. This course is a blended learning course and upon registration you will receive access to the US Sailing online Basic Keelboat program. Learn and be tested on introductory sailing topics at your own pace before coming to class to practice the skills you learned online.
This blended-learning course will give you more time on the water than a traditional sailing course as you will complete the vast majority of the classroom time on your own. Each sailing session will begin with a brief review of the online material, and then you will get to spend the rest of the time sailing and perfecting those skills on the water.
Course topics for this extensive sailing course include tacking, jibing, crew coordination, navigation rules, basic chart reading, sail theory, docking, anchoring, reefing, heaving to, and crew overboard recovery.
Your active participation at home, in the classroom and on the water is essential for success. A passing grade on both the written and the practical test is required for certification. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive your US SAILING Basic Keelboat Certification and be ready to move on to Basic Cruising 1.
Class size: Min 4 – Max 9
Text: US Sailing Basic Keelboat