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Basic Keelboat Level 1

May 15–16, May 29–30, Jun 19–20, Jul 10–11, Jul 24–25, Jul 31–Aug 1 (women only), Aug 7–8, Aug 21–22
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |  $400 Non-member  |  $360 Member

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. This is step 1 toward your US Sailing Certification. 15 hours over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Women Only classes are available—taught by women for women only.  No prerequisite.

Tuition for this course includes the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Textbook, which may be picked up ahead of time at the Wooden Boat Chandlery, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, please view our store page for current opening hours. Simply tell the cashier at checkout your name and that you are registered for a Keelboat class. If you do not have a chance to get it ahead of time, we will have one in the classroom for you on your first day.

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May 15 - 16 2021


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 15 - 16 2021
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.3628 x100
Fax: 360.385.4742


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H.W. McCurdy Library
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 2 PM

Wooden Boat Chandlery
Open daily from 10 AM – 5 PM

Marine Thrift

Thursday – Sunday
9 AM – 4 PM

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