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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 4-5 days.

Tuition: $795 (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.

2017 Class Schedule for Basic Keelboat Course
April 3 - 7
April 10 - 14

April 17 - 21
April 24 - 28
May 1 - 5
May 8 - 12
May 15 - 19
May 22 - 26
May 29 - Jun 2
June 5 - 9
June 12 - 16
June 19 - 23
June 26 - 30
July 3 - 7
July 10 - 14
July 17 - 21
July 24 - 28
July 31 - Aug 4
Aug 7 - 11
Aug 14 - 18
Aug 21 - 25
Aug 28 - Sept 1
Sept 4 - 8
Sept 11 - 15
Sept 18 - 22
Sept 25 - 29
Oct 2 - 6
Oct 9 - 13
Oct 16 - 20
Oct 23 - 27
2017 Weekend Courses
(The Basic Keelboat course requires two weekends)
April 15-16 & 22-23
May 6-7 & 13-14
June 10-11 & 17-18
July 8-9 & 15-16
September 9-10 & 16-17
October 14-15 & 21-22

Register Now For This Course


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