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       June 16th, 17th, - 23rd, 24th       8am - 1pm
Basic Keelboat  B
  June 30th, July 1, - 7th, 8th   8am - 1pm
Basic Keelboat C

August 4th, 5th, - 11th, 12th   8am - 1pm
Basic Keelboat D
  September 1st, 2nd, -  8th, 9th   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
     TBA      6pm - 9pm
BK Extension B
TBA 6pm - 9pm
BK Extension C   TBA   6pm - 9pm