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Basic Cruising Certification 3-Day
August 20 - August 22$1095
- Our 3-day cruising course teaches the fundamentals of cruising aboard larger, more complex cruising boats.
Our Three-Day Basic Cruising course introduces you to larger boats. You will learn boat systems including diesel basics, electrical, plumbing, through-hull fittings, propane system, galley, safety equipment, roller furling and self-tailing winches. You will work on anchoring, maneuvering under power, docking, reefing, dinghy operation, crew overboard recovery, coastal navigation and more! After completing this course, you will have the skills and confidence to skipper a similar sized boat in moderate conditions in protected coastal waters.
US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification
This course is the second certification in the US Sailing certification series. The pre-requisite to earn a Basic Cruising certification is the Basic Keelboat certification, but sailors with comparable experience are welcome to enroll as well.
Schedule & Curriculum
The course is typically scheduled Friday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. The tuition includes the US Sailing Basic Cruising textbook and certification fees. We teach this course using multiple platforms, including our J 32s and J 105s to show different styles of boats and systems.