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Bareboat/Cruising Course
Sailing Lessons Basic Keelboat Intermediate Sailing Intro to Cruising Bareboat/Crusing

We have designed this course for those who have completed a Basic Keelboat Course or can demonstrate basic sailing skills and are seeking to master a higher degree of sailing skill level. This program accelerates the learning process while keeping costs manageable.

The objectives of the Bareboat/Cruising Course are to improve and enhance;
  • Boat management of house systems (12 volt electrical and plumbing, galley, and engine)
  • Navigation, destination planning
  • Close maneuvering skills while under power and sail
  • Docking, anchoring, and mooring departures and approaches
  • Crew co-ordination
  • Sail handling
  • Navigation Rules, weather, tides and current issues
All course materials are provided and conform to the US SAILING certification process. All testing and skills achievement certification are based on instructor observation and written testing.

The course is conducted out of our Rock Hall location ( and is designed to accommodate only your crew (up to four people). This provides for maximum hands-on time with the instructor insuring greater skills retention while reducing the overcrowding that comes with large schools.

Successful completion of this course provides the student(s) with
  • A Haven Charters/North Bay Yacht Bareboat/Cruising certification.
  • A Sailing Log with updated resume
  • Discount on future charters (Inquire at
  • Enrollment in the Advanced Charter Captain's (ACC) program (Call for details)
  • Caribbean Fleet Charter discount (call for details)
This course is structured for three days (if a current basic sailing certification or equivalent sailing resume is held) or four days when combined with our Basic Keelboat Course. Pricing is structured based on the number people (four maximum), the boat selected for the course ( and the number of days designed into the course. Please call to discuss the details and pricing. You will find we are priced attractively while providing the highest level of skill instruction.

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