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Basic Keel Boat Sailing Standard

Prerequisites: None, persons with
previous sailing experience may challenge this course to move to next level.

General Course Description: You
will learn to sail a boat of around 25 feet in length in light to moderate winds
and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. No auxiliary power
skills or navigation skills are required to take this course. The Basic Keelboat
Sailing course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law
Administrators (NASBLA) and the U.S. Coast Guard as a recognized Safe Boating
Course. As such, it meets all requirements for mandatory education and licensing
for every state in the United States.

    This course covers aspects such as sailing
terminology, navigation rules, crew overboard, and knots. You will receive approximately
18 hours of instruction. There are written and practical tests. Upon completion
of this course you will be qualified to charter the boat you have trained on and
day sail on you own. Topics to be stressed include.

  • Sailboat Familiarization
  • Sailing Terminology
  • Points of Sail
  • Tacking and Gibing
  • Crew Overboard
  • Steering & Stopping& Reefing
  • Navigation Rules
  • Sailor’s Knots

Basic Coastal Cruising Standard

Prerequisites: Basic Keel Boat
Sailing certification. Persons with sailing experience may challenge course.

General Course Description: Abel to
cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on a an
auxiliary sailboat of about 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea
conditions.

     Topics stressed in this course will
include gear and safety equipment, interpretation of marine weather forecasts,
interpretation of NOAA nautical charts, proper anchoring techniques, boat
handling under power and sail, reefing/heaving to, person overboard and much
much more.

Bareboat Chartering Standard

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat
Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising certifications. Sailors with previous
experience may challenge this standard.

General Course Description: An
advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The
individual can act as a skipper or crew of a 30-50 foot boat sailing by day in
coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance
procedures.

Topics include trip planning, living afloat,
weather, boat systems, through hull valves below the water line and a great deal of Seamanship and Sailing Skills.


Cruising Catamaran

 

  • Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat and Basic Coastal Cruising certifications.
    The Bareboat Charter Standard is also a prerequisite and can be attained
    either by itself prior to this course or in conjunction with it.
  • General Course Description: An advanced cruising standard for
    individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as a skipper
    or crew of a 30-50 foot Multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The
    standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot Multihull.