Quad City Sailing School

Quad City Sailing School

        Sailing for all in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

"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 
  • 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.


    • 07/03/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • LDSC Club House

    Red White & Boom 2020

    July 3rd RED, WHITE & BOOM viewing party

    Start your 4th of July celebration early with a gathering at the Lake Davenport Sailing Club, Clubhouse, 6:30 pm        save the date.... details coming soon

    • 09/06/2020
    • 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • LDSC Club house

    Labor Day party hosted by MC Fleet, start at 6 pm at the LDSC Clubhouse

    Save the date... details coming soon

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:


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