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August US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification Course

  • 06 Aug 2022
  • 14 Aug 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 06 Aug 2022, 8:30 AM (EDT) 07 Aug 2022, 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 13 Aug 2022, 8:30 AM (EDT) 14 Aug 2022, 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Markley's Marina 233 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221
  • 3


  • Please register here if you are crew or skipper-level member of the Downtown Sailing Center
  • Please register here if you are not a member of the DSC

Summer Basic Cruising Course -

August 6 & 7,  13 & 14

8:30AM - 5PM each day for class

Ever dreamed of chartering or owning your own cruising sailboat?
The US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification Course is a 4-day intensive sailing course in which you will learn to responsibly skipper and crew an auxiliary powered cruising sailboat during daylight hours, within sight of land in moderate wind and sea conditions. 

Participants need to have successfully completed the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification in order to qualify for the Basic Cruising Certification.

The cost for the course includes all study and testing materials; the cost does not include Basic Keelboat Certification costs. A participant may challenge the Basic Keelboat Certification before taking the Basic Cruising Course, but all students should be proficient small-keelboat sailors under normal conditions and come into the course with the prerequisite skills linked HERE. Participants born on or after July 1, 1972 must also provide proof of valid Maryland Safe Boater Certification (or equivalent). Please see the cruising education webpage for further prerequisite information.

If you need to challenge the Basic Keelboat Course, please contact the office at info@downtownsailing.org or 410-727-0722.


The Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org