Quad City Sailing School

        Sailing for all in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

2019 
"BASIC KEELBOAT certification course"


Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat in light to moderate winds and river conditions.

  • CLASSES WILL BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE; Most days, evenings and weekends are available. 
  • There are NO PREREQUISITES for this course 
  • MAXIMUM 3 STUDENTS IN EACH CLASS,
  • Cost options:   1) Single student $570     2) Couples $500/person      3) Lake Davenport Sailing Club Members can get a discount



You will learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

REGISTER NOW!! BASIC KEELBOAT COURSE

    • 07/22/2019
    • 08/03/2019
    • LDSC 1255 E. River Dr. Davenport IA 52803
    • 3
    Register

    The course includes:

    • Total of 20 hours of combined training both on the water and on land. You will learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards
    • A US Sailing "Basic Keelboat" textbook and study material is included. 
    • CLASSES WILL BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE; We will target July 22nd thru Aug 3rd but will adjust to suit your timing. Most days, evenings and weekends are available.
    • Upon completion of this course and a theory test, students will receive US Sailing's Basic Keelboat Certification which is accepted at many locations to rent a boat without a captain.



    • 08/01/2019
    • 08/15/2019
    • LDSC 1255 E. River Dr, Davenport Iowa 52803
    • 3
    Register

    The course includes:

    • Total of 20 hours of combined training both on the water and on land. You will learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards
    • A US Sailing "Basic Keelboat" textbook and study material is included. 
    • CLASSES WILL BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE; We will target Aug 1st thru Aug 15th but will adjust to suit your timing. Most days, evenings and weekends are available.
    • Upon completion of this course and a theory test, students will receive US Sailing's Basic Keelboat Certification which is accepted at many locations to rent a boat without a captain.

Need help with selecting  or scheduling a course? Contact Don Allebach to schedule your session today at school@ldsc.org 


The US Sailing Keelboat Certification System

Offers seven levels of adult education ranging from Basic Keelboat through Offshore Passagemaking. These certifications follow a building-block technique of combining learned skills with experience. New sailors gain knowledge and experience at each level and can take their sailing skills as far as they want to go at their own pace.You will need to join US Sailing to maintain your official certification papers

Click below for more information about the certification courses from US Sailing:

https://www.ussailing.org/education/adult/certification-courses-endorsements/basic-keelboat/


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