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Bareboat Cruising/Five-Day Live Aboard
September 8 - September 12$2200
J World Annapolis’ US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certification course is a great way to the build skills to cruise for extended adventures and unlock worldwide chartering opportunities.
Get ready for a cruising adventure in the Chesapeake Bay while earning your US Sailing Certification
In addition to the topics taught in our3-Day Basic Cruising course, our Bareboat Cruising worksd deeper into the theory and practice of cruising large boats for an extended period of time. In our bareboat cruising course you will cover the following topics:
- Meal planning & provisioning
- electronic and coastal navigation
- current set and drift calculations
- radio communication protocol
- jury rigs
- advanced anchoring techniques under sail and power
- going aloft
- advanced cruise planning and advanced piloting.
Conducted during the week and spread over 5 days, we typically have the Chesapeake to ourselves and often experience a wider range of weather conditions. This course begins on Wednesday @9:00 am and ends Sunday @4:00. You’ll live aboard the boat for the duration of the course. Complete this course with the qualifications, skill and confidence to safely sail a similar sized boat in moderate to strong wind and seas. This is the perfect course to prepare you to charter a cruising boat on your own.
US Sailing Bareboat Certification & IPC
The US Sailing Basic Keelboat and US Sailing Basic Cruising certification are prerequisites to earn a Bareboat Cruising Certification. Once completed, you qualify for an International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) – an internationally recognized level of competence, and required for chartering in the Mediterranean, European Union and elsewhere. Sailors without the prerequisites, but with comprable sailing experience are still welcome to enroll in the course. You should have the ability to confidently sail a boat on your own with a complete understanding of fundamental sailing theory.