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Get started with our Basic Keelboat class for individuals who have no sailing experience to those who do, but want to be sure they learn to all the skills from the ground up.

The course begins online with the basics of sailing and concludes with skippering ability and crew coordination with two full days on the water instruction. Graduates of OSA's Basic Keelboat courses are confident, highly skilled keelboat sailors, prepared to enjoy day-sailing on boats up to 30 feet.

Basic Keelboat Days 1-3
3 full days on a tiller-steered Colgate 26'

Basic Keelboat Part 1 Includes:

  • Parts of the Boat
  • Parts of the Rig
  • Knot Tying
  • Line Management
  • Sail Bending and Flaking
  • Points of Sail
  • Tacking and Jibing
  • Reefing (Shortening Sail)
  • Docking under Power
  • Crew Overboard Recovery

Upon completion of the Basic Keelboat Class, the student is eligible to receive the U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification. To learn more about U.S. Sailings Requirements, please click here.


Online Instruction + 2 full days of class

Course Schedule

February 6, 2021

February 13, 2021

US Sailing Accredited School

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