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US Sailing Basic Keelboat - May 5-day

  • 17 May 2017
  • 21 May 2017
  • 5 sessions
  • 17 May 2017, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 18 May 2017, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 19 May 2017, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 20 May 2017, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 21 May 2017, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
  • 2

Registration

  • The cost of this course includes the cost your Basic Keelboat Textbook, Logbook, and a year membership to US Sailing.
  • Consider joining as a crew level member. Benefits include up to 25% discount and participation in member sailing events. The cost of this course includes the cost of your Basic Keelboat Textbook, Logbook, and a year membership with US Sailing.

9:00 - 5:00, Wed - Sun, May 17-21

Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five days of sailing instruction. Designed to help you progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J/22s. J/22s are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

Topics include:

  • advanced boat handling
  • reefing
  • anchoring and mooring

Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the BK Part 3 Course and BK Challenge more appealing.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Introduction to the DSC
  • Boat Control
  • Sail Trim
  • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
  • Weather
  • Tides and Currents
  • Navigation
  • Reefing
  • Anchoring

Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
410.727.0722 • lynn@downtownsailing.org

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