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(CANCELLED) US Sailing Basic Keelboat - September Weekends

  • 10 Sep 2022
  • 25 Sep 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 10 Sep 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) 11 Sep 2022, 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 17 Sep 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) 18 Sep 2022, 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 24 Sep 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) 25 Sep 2022, 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
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  • 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,  Weekends, Saturdays & Sundays, September 10-11; 17-18 and 24-25

Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to 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 J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

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." 

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 Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Close-Quarters maneuvering
  • Sail Trim
  • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
  • Weather
  • Tides and Currents
  • Chart Basics
  • Reefing
  • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
  • Tiller extension use

Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, 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.



The Downtown Sailing Center

Est 1994
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 •