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Safe and enjoyable sailing is the result of doing a lot of little things correctly. We offer a comprehensive learning experience that will give beginners and novice sailors the skills to bareboat charter or to confidently handle their own boats in coastal waters.

The following courses provide a good combination of classroom and on the water instruction. We emphasize hands-on experience to help you develop your skills and confidence.

Oriental's School Of Sailing offers two courses for sailors - Basic Keelboat Certification and Bareboat Cruising.

BASIC KEELBOAT CERTIFICATION
US Sailing 101
Prerequisite: None

Target Skill Level:
Skipper or crew of a 24' - 26' sailboat in familiar or protected waters and fine weather with light to moderate winds and sea conditions without supervision.

Training:
Classroom and on the water: 24 hours over 3-4 days.

Tuition: $595 (Includes Textbook)
Testing and Certification Fee: $50 (optional)


These essential fundamentals will be the solid foundation upon which you can build a lifetime of safe and enjoyable sailing.

The course includes sailing theory and extensive practice; terminology and parts of the sailboat; sail trim, adjust and shape; points of sail, rudder control and commands; rigging for sail; docking and undocking under sail and power; basic seamanship; knots; safety skills including rules of the road, legal issues, federal equipment; crew coordination, crew overboard prevention and recovery techniques.

Basic Keelboat also provides an introduction to sail shaping, the international navigational buoyage systems, lights and anchoring.

2014 Class Schedule for Basic Keelboat Course
March 10 -13
March 17 - 20
March 24 - 27
April 7 - 10
April 14 - 17
April 21 - 24
April 28 - May 1
May 5 - 8
May 12 - 15
May 19 - 22
May 26 - 29
June 2 - 5
June 9 - 12
June 16 - 19
June 23 - 26
Jun 30 - Jul 3
July 21 - 24
July 28 - 31
Aug 4 - 7
Aug 11 - 14
Aug 18- 21
Aug 25 - 28
Sept 1 - 4
Sept 8 - 11
Sept 15 - 18
Sept 22 - 25
Oct 6 - 9
Oct 13 - 16
Oct 20 - 23
Oct 27 - 30
Nov 3 - 6
Nov 10 - 13
 
2014 Weekend Courses
(The Basic Keelboat course requires two weekends)
March 15-16 & 22-23
April 12-13 & 19-20
May 10-11 & 17-18
June 7-8 & 14-15
July
August 9-10 & 16-17
September 13-14 & 20-21
October 11-12 & 18-19
November 8-9 & 15-16

Register Now For This Course


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