There is no 'wrong' answer to this question. Each course is tailored to the meet a student's sailing goals. It is better to take the course that is right for you, than to jump into the most comprehensive course and find yourself overwhelmed.
If you are looking to buy or charter a boat, the first step is the Skipper Large Keelboat.
Boat insurance companies and charter companies require that new skippers meet certain provisions before taking out a vessel for any length of time.
In this course, students learn to handle the boat under power and under sail with a focus on the basic tenets of being a skipper:
How to communicate clearly
How to prepare for eventualities
How and when to ask for help
How to support their crew
This course is designed to give students the opportunity of learning boat handling skills under power and under sail. Additionally, students gain an understanding of being a skipper and what that means with regard to communication, preparation,
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Training as a crew member is an excellent way to get into sailing. Learn the necessary skills in Qualified Crew to join a racing club or aboard a charter yacht. $425.00
The Small Keelboat course is a great introductory course for sailboat cruising. Learn the skills and knowledge to take family and friends out for day sails and begin your sailing adventures! $675.00
Learn how to use your strengths, harness responsibility and create a positive working environment where you inspire trust and confidence with your crew.