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US Sailing Basic Keelboat Thursdays, May 23 - July 11
Basic Keelboat will include Preparation to Sail, Crew Operations and Skills, Sailing Theory, Leaving the Dock or Mooring, Navigation, Navigation Rules, International-Inland, Heavy Weather Sailing, Overboard Rescue Methods, Safety and Emergency Procedures, Anchoring Techniques, Returning to the Dock or Mooring. The course will use the "Basic Keelboat" textbook published by the United States Sailing Association. The class will be taught primarily on the water aboard the Riverport Sailing and Rowing School's keel boats. Students will practice their on the water skills to gain confidence in operating their vessels. At the end of the course, qualified students will have the option of taking the test to qualify for the US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.
This course has a 4:1 student to instructor ratio. Three students are usually required to run the course. If the section has to be cancelled, students will be notified as soon as possible before the start date of the course, and they will have the option of signing up for another section or asking for a refund.
Dates: Thursday evenings beginning May 23-July 11, 2019; 5:00PM to 8:00PM. NO Class JULY 4.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 16, 2019
Early Registration (Before February 1, 2019): Non HRMM Member Tuition $475; Individual HRMM Member Tuition: $425; Household HRMM Member Tuition: $400 (Plus Required US Sailing Materials Fee- Aprox. $50, includes textbook, testing materials, one-year US Sailing Membership)
On-Time Registration: (Must register at least two weeks before start date.) Non HRMM Member Tuition: $500; Individual Member Tuition: $450; Household Member Tuition: $425. (Plus Required US Sailing Materials Fee- Aprox. $50, includes textbook, testing materials, one-year US Sailing Membership)
Late Registration: (If space is available, thirteen days to seven days before start date). Non HRMM Member Tuition $550; Individual Member Tuition $495; Household member Tuition $467.50. (Plus Required US Sailing Materials Fee- Aprox. $50, includes textbook, testing materials, one-year US Sailing Membership)
Cancellation policy. Full refunds will be offered for cancellations that occur 30 days or more before a program's registration deadline (if no deadline, the first day of the program). Cancellations between 30 and 7 days will be offered a 50% refund or credit toward another class. Cancellations after the registration deadline or within 7 days of the first day of class (whichever comes first) will not be refunded.
Weather Cancellation: Generally, Riverport Sailing School does not cancel classes. We sail in light rain and a variety of wind and weather conditions. We stay ashore only if conditions are dangerous, i.e. squall or thunder and lightning. In the event we cannot sail, we will present relevant topics and activities on land until the weather conditions improve.
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