Sailing on Lake Michigan

Basic Keelboat Certification

As a U.S. Sailing Accredited Keelboat Sailing School, we host a multi-day course that gives students the skills needed to confidently skipper and crew a day sailing keelboat. Students who pass the course are issued a U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification. All classes are taught by U.S. Sailing Certified Keelboat Instructors and the maximum class size is 4 students per boat. No prior sailing experience is necessary to enroll. Each course covers sailing theory, boat handling skills, safety and emergency techniques, anchoring and docking, heavy weather sailing, and navigation. The U.S. Sailing Keelboat Certification Course is a 4 day requirement held between May and July at our Belmont Avenue Station. 

Basic Keelboat Certification


Member - $600 / Non-member - $690

2019 Schedule

Session   Date   Time
Basic Keelboat A       May 25 & 26 and June 1 & 2       8am - 1pm
Basic Keelboat  B
  June 22 & 23 and June 29 & 30   8am - 1pm
 Basic Keelboat C   July 20 & 21 and July 27 & 28    8am - 1pm