Cruising to Bareboat combines US Sailing Basic Cruising, Bareboat Cruising, and Windworks Navigation and Piloting into a fun-filled 5-day cruise-and-learn adventure. When complete, you’ll be ready to skipper sailboats, up to 42 feet in length for multiple day trips to destinations in the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and more.
This course is designed for students who have completed the Basic Keelboat series (BK1, 2, and 3) and want to learn how to skipper larger cruising sailboats for multiple days.
US Sailing’s Bareboat certification is the most comprehensive certification in the market and will give you the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a cruising sailboat, up to 42 feet in length in a variety of weather conditions. The Navigation & Piloting (N & P) graduate will have demonstrated the traditional, non-electronic knowledge aids to navigation (ATONs) and the art of traditional navigation techniques using hard copy navigational charts and tools such as tide and current tables, phases of the moon, compass, dividers, and parallel plotters. Over 5 days, you will be taken through the following by a knowledgeable captain:
Successful completion prepares you to:
US Sailing Basic Keelboat Series (BK1, 2 and 3)
5-Day Cruising to Bareboat Package
- WWSC Members: $2,995 (text books included)
- Non-members: $4,995 (text books not included)