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.
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.
US Sailing 101
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.
Classroom and on the water: 24 hours over 3-4 days.
Tuition: $695 (Includes Textbook)
Testing and Certification Fee: $50 (optional)
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.
Keelboat also provides an introduction to
sail shaping, the international navigational
buoyage systems, lights and anchoring.
|2016 Class Schedule for Basic Keelboat Course
|April 11 - 14
April 19 - 21
May 2 - 5
May 16 - 19
May 23 - 26
|June 6 - 9
June 13 - 16
June 27 - 30
|July 11 - 14
July 18 - 21
|Aug 1 - 4
Aug 8 - 11
Aug 15 - 18
Aug 22 - 25
|Sept 5 - 8
Sept 19 - 22
Sept 26 - 29
|Oct 10 - 13
Oct 17 - 20
(The Basic Keelboat course requires
April 16-17 & 23-24
May 7-8 & 14-15
June 11-12 & 18-19
July 9-10 & 16-17
September 10-11 & 17-18
October 15-16 & 22-23
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