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For experienced sailors ready to pursue the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification. Course and evaluation topics for this extensive sailing course includes sail theory, docking, tacking, gybing, crew coordination, navigation rules and aids to navigation, anchoring, reefing, heaving to, and crew overboard recovery. Your active participation 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. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Shields 2 or recent equivalent keelboat sailing experience as both skipper and crew. Participants must be at least 14 years old and able to swim 50 yards.