Learn to Sail Part 2


  • 2-day, 12-hour course
  • US Sailing certification available
  • Build comfort with sail trim,
    docking, & more
  • Build on the basics from Part 1
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In Part 2, we review the basics like tacking and gybing and practice more advanced techniques like docking under sail, crew overboard recovery, and boat handling skills.

By the end of the 12 hours, you will be eligible for a Courageous skipper rating and US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification. Please refer to the Learn to Sail Complete course description for more information.

Skills and Concepts Covered

  • How to depower sails 
  • Reefing, heaving to, and anchoring
  • How to recover a crew overboard
  • Basic navigation

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Course Structure

3-to-1 Instruction: In our traditional format, 3 students and 1 instructor sail together, allowing for plenty of personalized attention and teamwork. LTS Part 2 is held over the course of 12 hours, consisting of 2 six-hour, back-to-back weekend days.  Our weekday variation instead consists of 2 four-hour weekday afternoons, with 2 students to 1 instructor.

Get your US Sailing Certification

Our Learn to Sail curriculum aligns with the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Curriculum. We make it convenient to take the Basic Keelboat certification test as part of Learn to Sail. You’ll be well prepared for the certification test after taking Learn to Sail Part 1 and Learn to Sail Part 2 (this course). The US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification is widely recognized by sailing centers.

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