Basic Sailing / Skipper Small Keel Boat

This is where the adventure begins. Basic Sailing is a learn-to-sail course in which you’ll get comfortable sailing a modern keelboat with two cabins, a head (restroom), a full galley, and other amenities found on a cruising yacht.

basic sailing / skipper small keel boat training

Practical On The Water Training

Using the Skipper Certification rubrics, the Skipper Small Keelboat course will introduce you to rigging and systems below decks, teach you how to prepare the boat for departure, recognize wind direction and points of sail, maneuver the boat under sail and power, and safely return to the dock. You’ll learn to be a competent sailor, and get the foundation you need for Basic Cruising, and Skipper (large keelboat) certification.

Prerequisite: Complete NauticEd Skipper Small Keel Boat (SSKB) online course
Private, semi-private small group) training, with discounts for couples
Guaranteed Practical Competency
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basic sailing / skipper small keel boat training

Online Skipper Small Keel Boat Course from NauticEd

Log in to your NauticEd member account and complete the state-of-the-art online Skipper Small Keep Boat course.  Training topics include Weather and Sea Conditions, Electrical Systems, Rigging, Rules of the Road, Maneuvering in the Marina, Sailing, Communications & Navigation, Anchoring and Mooring, and Safety. Includes lifetime access to course materials. 

Click HERE for information about this course through NauticEd

Once complete, you’ll be ready to begin your on the on-the-water (OTW) training.

OTW Includes:

Free online Logbook and Resume – you need this for that BVI charter you’re thinking of…
Free TrackLink App – makes adding to your sailing resume automatic and easy
Private, Semi-Private (small group) training, with discounts for couples
4 days of on the water training, 24 hours total
Guranteed Practical Competency

OTW Fees:

Private – $1550; 4 days of on the water training, 6 hour sessions
Semi private – $825; we’ll pair you with 2 or 3 other students; 
Couples – $1695; you and your partner learn together; each required to complete the NauticEd SSKB online course

American National Standard – Sail

Our training methodology meets the On-Water Recreational Boating Skills Standard – SAIL, the newly released 2017 American National Standard for on-water instruction in entry-level recreational sailboat operation.

Guaranteed Practical Competency

We really want you to have the skills – we know that you do too. That’s why our policy is that until we can absolutely, positively, check off on your practical abilities according to the ANSI sailing training and assessment standards, you can keep coming back for additional practical instruction, on the water, at no additional charge.