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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.

2020 Class Schedule for Basic Keelboat Course
Mar 30 - April 3
April 6 - 10

April 13 - 17
April 20 - 24
Apr 27 - May 1
May 4 - 8
May 11 - 15
May 18 - 22

June 1 - 5
June 8 - 12
June 15 - 19
June 22 - 26
July 6 - 10
July 13 - 17
July 20 - 24
July 27 - 31

Aug 3 - 7
Aug 10 - 14
Aug 17 - 21
Aug 24 - 28
Aug 31 - Sept 4
Sept 7 - 11
Sept 14 - 18
Sept 21 - 25
Sept 28 - Oct 2
Oct 5 - 9
Oct 12 - 16
Oct 19 - 23
Oct 26 - 30
2020 Weekend Courses
(The Basic Keelboat course requires two weekends)
April 11-12 & 18-19
May 9-10 & 16-17
June 6-7 & 13-14
July 11-12 & 18-19
September 12-13 & 19-20
October 10-11 & 17-18

Don't see the dates you want above? Contact us and we'll work with you. 252-249-0960.

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