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Basic Keelboat

If you are looking to learn how to sail on a more stable platform, small keelboats might be the way to go for you. This type of boat has a weighted keel that counter-balances the force on the sails.

Basic Keelboat course

Description

If you are looking to learn how to sail on a more stable platform, small keelboats might be the way to go for you. This type of boat has a weighted keel that counter-balances the force on the sails. This is a 2-day course, 16-hour total, after which we offer private lessons to prepare you for the basic keelboat certification exam.

 

The number of private lessons depends on the student. You will learn the fundamental principles of safe, confident day sailing on a keelboat ranging from 18- to 27-feet in length in light to moderate winds. Please note that we require a minimum of two (2) students and a maximum of three (3) students per course. If you sign up alone, no worries. SMAP will match you with another student. If student signs-up alone, SMAP will find another students to join in for the lesson of the day. 

The practical component, or the hands-on sailing, takes place on our 24′ HUNTER keelboat. The goal of this course is thorough introduction to sailing and big step towards US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification.

Please before you sign up, make sure to read our Admissions Policy

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2024 ADULT BASIC KEELBOAT COURSE 

Requirements:

What To Bring:

  • Prior sailing experience is NOT required

  • Be 18 or older

  • Able to swim 50 yards 

  • Sunglasses and hat are recommended

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Sailing boots or shoes that can get wet.

  • Come to class on time

  • Listen to the Coach

  • Have fun!

  • Sunblock

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses if available

  • Swimwear

  • Towel

  • Change of clothes

  • Land shoes and water shoes

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