As the National Governing Body for Sailing in the US, US Sailing does not extend accreditation lightly. All schools in our Keelboat Certification Network undergo a full evaluation to ensure that they meet the high standards of US Sailing. Taking lessons from a US Sailing school will prepare you to meet your goals, regardless if you’re just starting out or have dreams of cruising offshore.

While the level of education, and skills learned, are consistent across the Network, schools offer a variety of scheduling opportunities to meet your needs so please be sure to connect with schools in your area directly.  Our schools are independently owned and operated.  Please contact the school of your choice for price and availability.

All the schools in our network offer Basic Keelboat, but many offer higher level US Sailing courses as well.

If you are an experienced sailor, you may also challenge a course to achieve the desired level.