Basic to Bareboat is our most popular course and combines all courses, starting with Basic Keelboat 2 through Bareboat Cruising, 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 taken basic Keelboat 1 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. Over 5 days, you will be taken through the following by a knowledgable captain:
Successful completion prepares you to:
Basic Keelboat Crew (BK1) is required. Students must be 18 years or older. Please call the office for the schedule. (206) 784-9386.