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Learn to Sail maritime program at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend

Basic Keelboat Full Course

Jun 1-5, Jun 15-19, Jun 22-26, Jun 29-Jul 3, Jul 6-10, Jul 13-17, Jul 20-24, Aug 3-7, Aug 10-14, Aug 17-21, Aug 24-28
Women Only: Jul 6-10, Jul 13-17, Aug 3-7
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |  $800 Non-member  |  $720 Member 

This is the full US Sailing Basic Keelboat course taught over 5 consecutive days. See levels 1 and 2 descriptions below. Women Only classes are available—taught by women for women only. No prerequisite.

Level 1

This is the first half of the US Sailing Basic Keelboat course. Learn boating terminology, points of sail, sailing upwind and downwind, steering, basic knots, safety on the water, and practice crew overboard drills.

Level 2 

This is the second half of the US Sailing Basic Keelboat course. Learn advanced sail trim, tacking, gibing, rules of the road, basic navigation, knots, reefing, line handling, outboard engine basics, and docking.

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Jun 01 2020 - Jun 05 2020


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Northwest Maritime Center
431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
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431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.3628 x104
Fax: 360.385.4742


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The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.

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