Learn to sail a cruising keelboat. Cruising keelboats generally have inboard diesel engines, a steering wheel, are set up for multiple day trips and, also, most cruising vessels and include hot and cold water, cooking facilities, sleeping quarters, and private bathrooms with showers. The larger size of the vessel is more comfortable for day sailing, as they can accommodate more passengers.
US Sailing’s Basic Cruising certification is the most comprehensive certification in the market and will give you the confidence to safely sail anywhere in the world and in a variety of weather conditions. The certification is broken into three classes that must be taken in order:
- Basic Cruising Part 1 (BC1)
- Basic Cruising Part 2 (BC2)
- Basic Cruising Part 3 (BC3)
Successful completion prepares you to:
Basic Keelboat Part 3 (BK3) or equivalent