basic cruising

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Learn to Cruise

Competent sail & boat handling, extended sailing

Prerequisite: Skipper-Small Keelboat, ASA101, or equivalent experience required.

Learn to cruise: sail further and faster with the 2-day Basic Cruising Course and Skipper Certification. Learn improved sail and boat handling techniques, including heavier weather sailing and sailing on sailboats 25' and larger.

After mastering the fundamentals, our Basic Cruising program introduces sailors to more advanced topics and sailing in diverse conditions. You will learn to cruise: be prepared for extended sailing, planning for new waters, adverse weather and troubleshooting. By the end of the course, students will have the skills to plan a full day or overnight cruise, and the confidence to execute it safely and enjoyably.

2 Days Small Group Instruction

Courses are kept small for personalized instruction, and our instructors are highly experienced sailors and USCG Captains. The weekend will be spent both in the classroom (a little) and on the water (a lot), and the emphasis is on learning and practicing practical skills. By the end of the class, the instructor will verify your competency at a Skipper level, which means the instructor is confident in your abilities to sail or crew without him.

Some examples of what you'll learn and practice:

- Advanced sailing theory
- Managing heel and weather helm
- Sail shape and rig control
- Heaving to, heavy weather techniques, and reefing underway
- Anchoring techniques
- Handling emergencies, docking under sail, and man overboard recovery
- Course plotting and steering by the compass

By the end of the course, students will have the skills to plan a full day or overnight cruise, and the confidence to execute it safely and enjoyably. And, we guarantee competency!

Skipper Large Keelboat (+25’ sailboats)

Practical : Minimum 2-days on-water Skipper training, Instructor Competency Verification: includes ANS (American National Standards-Sail) Assessment

Online Knowledge : Skipper Course, Maneuvering Under Power

Experience : Total 4 sea days sailing (including before, during or after class and the 50/50 rule)

overview

Basic Sailing Course - Skipper Small Keelboat Certification: $530.00 per sailor ($477 for Club Members)

What's Included:

- Online Clinics: Skipper, Maneuvering Under Power, Basic Sail Trim, Basic Navigational Rules (optional).
- 2 days Small Group Instruction with Guaranteed Competency.
- NauticEd Skipper Certification Rank once all certification requirements are achieved.
- NauticEd Membership and Online Resume.

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