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U.S. Sailing and NauticEd certified sailing school located in Massachusetts

LEARN TO SAIL
BASIC KEELBOAT

U.S. Sailing and NauticEd certified sailing school located in Massachusetts

Basic Sailing Fundamentals Course  
with US Sailing Certification (Optional)

Learn to Sail on Salem Sound!

Open to adults and teens, this is a comprehensive basic sailing course that includes three days on the water with an optional online-based instruction of sailing theory.  In addition, students will have the option of receiving a US Coast Guard-backed certification.  Your sailing class will be based out of the West Shore in Marblehead with easy access to the beautiful Salem Sound!

Whether you have never sailed before, or sailed quite a bit and feel you could use more instruction, this extensive curriculum provides a strong foundation for wherever your sailing dreams may take you.

Curriculum Includes:

  • Sailing Terminology

  • Sailing Theory – How a boat sails

  • Basic Boathandling 

  • Basic Sail Trim

  • Rules of the Road

  • Basic Navigation Rules

  • Essential Sailing Knots

  • Preparation and Safety

  • Mooring/Anchoring Maneuvers

  • Crew Overboard Drill (Don't worry, no one goes in the water)

The Vessel:  The primary vessel for the course is Satori, our safe and comfortable Capri 22' sailboat, shown in above image. This same design is used by many sailing schools since ideal for teaching.  More info click here

OPTION FOR LARGER VESSEL:  For those students looking to take the class on a larger boat (inboard, auxiliary), we offer this same course on a Hunter 33.   If you have no preference, we recommend the course on our Capri 22, as smaller boats with more basic steering (using a tiller) are better to learn the basics of sailing.  

More about our Hunter 33, Mashauwomuke here

DAILY SCHEDULE:

  • Friday - Saturday - Sunday  

  • 10am - 1130pm - Morning Land-Based Classroom

  • 12:00- 5:00pm - On-the-water - Salem Sound - Meet at Village Street Pier Marblehead

COST PER STUDENT:  Starting at $799 for Monday - Wednesday Classes / $899 for Friday - Sunday Class  (Includes launch transport fees)

NOTE: Our booking partner charges a 6% fee at checkout - if you prefer not to pay this fee - call us at 781-797-0433 to book your class or email us here and we'll reach out to you.

A maximum of 3 students per class for maximum attention!*

4 Students Maximum for the larger Hunter 33. 

US Sailing Certification: You have the option of gaining a US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification with this weekend.  For US Sailing Certification it is an additional $49 for book and US Sailing membership.  We will bill this to you separately.

Additional Details:

Instructors are fully licensed and insured to operate as sailing charter and school. Read other qualifications here.

U.S. Sailing and NauticEd certified sailing school located in Massachusetts
U.S. Sailing and NauticEd certified sailing school located in Massachusetts

Gain your Basic Keelboat Certification in one weekend! Your weekend class will include a written test and practical assessment.

Why choose this option?

  • Gaining certification will enhance your competence and will provide you with a roadmap to achieve your sailing goals..

$50 additional cost per person to class fee

U.S. Sailing and NauticEd certified sailing school located in Massachusetts

Private Lessons

Get maximum attention with private lessons aboard Satori, our Capri. We'll cover tacking, gybing, rules of the road, sail trim, safety and much more! We will customize the training just for you.

 Inquire for Pricing - 2 Hour Minimum for private instruction
 

Optional Online Learning 

U.S. Sailing and NauticEd certified sailing school located in Massachusetts

Introduction to Sailing Course

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Begin your Learn To Sail training now!

A great preparation to your Basic Keelboat Sailing class with Satori Sailing is the Nauticed Introduction to Sailing Course with our partner Nauticed.

Sail Satori’s on-the-water sailing courses, when combined with NauticEd's ranking and licensure program is a powerful combination that will ensure you gain the sailing skills to make your dreams come true!

Why Nauticed?

  • Enhance your learning and competence with comprehensive online lessons

  • Verify your competence with USCG approved certifications

  • Gain an international sailing license to charter your own boat anywhere in the world

  • Whatever you sailing dreams, this curriculum can get you there

U.S. Sailing and NauticEd certified sailing school located in Massachusetts
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