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Learn To Sail – Basic Keelboat 101

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Learn To Sail Program 

Basic Keelboat 101

The Basic Keelboat class is a 4-day course, offered monthly.  You can schedule the weekend courses anytime they are offered.

  1. Purchase each 2-day course module individually or both at the same time.
  2. Check our calendar for the monthly scheduled classes. Sign up for the weekend class dates that fit your schedule.

Learn to sail on the new Beneteau  ASA 22

American Sailing Association First 22 built by Beneteau sailing in Annapolis MD.

American Sailing Association First 22 built by Beneteau

Start with the Basic Keelboat 101 (BK 101) which gives you proficiency to skipper a 20′ – 27′ sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, boat parts, and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship, and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

All our BK101 classes are taught on the new Beneteau First ASA 22, a lively but stable training boat. Her large cockpit makes it very comfortable to move around. It’s easy to sail and fun!

Our comprehensive BK 101 course consists of 4 days of training that includes both on the water time and classroom time.  Each module is offered at least one time a month. All classes include:

PROMO: Sign up with your partner, spouse, friend or child. Buy two (2) lesson modules at the same time and get 10% off. Use Promo Code 10for2