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 held seven times between May and September at our Belmont Avenue Station. 

Basic Keelboat Certification

Cost

Member - $675 / Non-member - $800

Schedule

Session   Date   Time
Basic Keelboat A       May 20, 21,27,28       8am - 1pm
Basic Keelboat  B
  June 17th, 18th, - 24th, 25th   8am - 1pm
Basic Keelboat C

July 1st, 2nd, - 8th, 9th   8am - 1pm
Basic Keelboat D
  July 29th, 30th, -  Aug 5th, 6th   8am - 1pm

 
 

 
 


Basic Keelboat Extension Class

 For those students who want to spend some more time on the water perfecting what they learned in their Basic Keelboat Course, they can enroll in one of the Basic Extension classes.  These classes are a bargain and give you two extra nights on the water to practice what you have learned and gain the confidence to continue on to the next class or sailing endeavor.

Cost

Member - $150 / Non-member - $200

Schedule

Session Date Time
BK Extension A
     June 28th & 29th      6pm - 9pm
BK Extension B
July 19th & 20th 6pm - 9pm
BK Extension C   August  23th & 24th   6pm - 9pm