Skipper Small Keelboat Course

Learning to sail small sailboats (less than 26ft) is easy and fun! No prior experience is required to get started. Learn the essentials to competently and safely skipper sailboats up to 25ft. The Skipper Small Keelboat Course covers everything you need to get started: learning to set the sails, steering and maneuvering skills, outboard engines, understanding how to be a true leader on a sailboat, and much more. Become a Skipper and confidently take friends and family day sailing.  Get started here for small keelboats ›

Learn to sail small Sailboats. NauticEd Skipper Small Keelboat Course.

Sailing boats under 25ft is fun for beginners and accomplished sailors. When sailing smaller keelboats you gain an excellent tactile “feel” with a tiller, which translates into more nimble and responsive maneuverability. They’re easier to “single hand” and manage because the loads (on sails and lines) are less than larger sailboats. The list of advantages goes on, including small keelboats are just fun and easy to sail.

The knowledge online + your school’s on-the-water training is designed to provide you with the most comprehensive training available. Learn at your own pace and test knowledge online, and when on-the-water you’ll be fully immersed in learning skills and gaining experience with qualified and experienced instructors. Why we chose to partner with NauticEd ›

Skipper Small Keelboat Certification:

Upon successfully passing the online knowledge testing and practical training assessment, you’ll earn the NauticEd Skipper Small Keelboat Rank certification. Learn more about certification ›

Your practical on-the-water training and assessment with our qualified NauticEd schools is officially approved as meeting the on-the-water Recreational Boating Skills Standard – SAIL developed by the United States Coast Guard. NauticEd Affiliate Schools offer the only course system in the world approved to the U.S. standard.

NauticEd Skipper Small Keelboat Rank CertificationNauticEd American National Standards - SAIL approval and verified sailing course

  • What you’ll learn:

  • Navigation Rules

  • Basic Sail Trim

  • Sailing Theory & Principles

  • Standing & Running Rigging

  • Docking

  • Maneuvering Under Sail

  • Anchoring

  • Weather & Sea Conditions

  • Coping with Emergencies

  • Auxiliary Power

  • Basic Navigation

  • Small Keelboat Goals:

  • Sail with confidence with training by USCG American National Standards – SAIL.

  • Learn to sail & skipper small keelboats

  • Day sailing in local waters

  • Take friends & family sailing

  • Buy your own boat, rent or join social sailing clubs

  • Race in sailing regattas

Included in your course:

Free weather, GPS and course apps are included in your course. More information ›

NauticEd IOS and Android nd testing app

Predict Wind 3 month free subscription with sailing class

NauticEd Tracklink IOS application for Sailors