Enroll in this course to learn how to sail small sailboats (keelboats) up to 25ft. This comprehensive Skipper Small Sailboat online sailing course is designed to teach you all the theory, knowledge, and strategies necessary to safely and competently sail small sailboats (keelboats). Optional practical training is available through our international instructor network. If you are a beginner sailor, or new to small keelboats, then simply you should learn the theory and knowledge to sail small keelboats; including sail trim, basic navigation, electronics, outboard motor operation, docking, and emergency procedures.
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate sailor, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to confidently handle a small keelboat in moderate conditions. By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently navigate inshore, maneuver, and dock your boat, as well as respond to any emergencies that may arise.
This course is recognized by the US Coast Guard as meeting the American National Standards for sailing training - theory portion.
Topics covered in the Skipper Small Sailboat (Keelboat) Course
- Weather and Sea Conditions
- Electrical and Mechanical Systems
- Rules of the Nautical Road
- Maneuvering in the Marina
- Navigation Introduction
- Anchoring and Mooring
- Coping with Emergencies
We guarantee both your satisfaction AND Lifetime access to any sailing course you buy from us
This course, when combined with practical on-the-water training and assessment at any of our qualified NauticEd schools, is officially approved as meeting the On-Water Recreational Boating Skills Standard - SAIL developed by the United States Coast Guard. It is the only course in the world approved to this high standard.
The NauticEd Skipper Small Keelboat course is for those wishing to successfully master the skills needed to sail a boat in the 18 to 25-foot range. The course covers everything from the outboard engine and maneuvering skills to sail trim and understanding how to be a true leader on a small keelboat.