US SAILING Basic Keelboat + Basic Cruising
Out of the San Diego or Long Beach location, our 5 day Liveaboard Learn to Sail Vacation for those new to sailing combines the US SAILING Basic Keelboat and Basic Cruising certification courses. At the end of your vacation, you will be qualified to sail boats up to 35 feet in length at the end of your trip. Students will live aboard a Catalina 320 in San Diego or a Beneteau 31 in Long Beach and receive 4 days of private sailing instruction. The first two days of your vacation consist of the Basic Keelboat training course aboard a Capri 22 both days. At the end of the second day of your trip, you will be certified to sail boats up to 25 feet in length. The second two days of your trip consist of the Basic Cruising course on your liveaboard yacht, which certfies you to sail boats up to 35 feet in length. The final day of your vacation is spent on your own sailing aboard your liveaboard yacht. This vacation is priced for 2 students and is scheduled on a Monday – Friday period according to your availability.
Monday & Tuesday
Check in at 9:00am. Keelboat instruction aboard a Capri 22.
Wednesday & Thursday
Basic Cruising instruction aboard a Catalina 290 on Wednesday and your liveaboard yacht on Thursday.
*If taking class out of Long Beach, you may elect to sail to Catalina on Thursday with your instructor, but would then need to pay instructor’s ferry ticket back to Long Beach and mooring fees in Avalon harbor.*
Your day to practice your new skills! Sail back to our marina on your own by 5:00pm.