Cruising Skipper Development (CSD)

These educational events are structured to provide informal and free training opportunities for the cruising crew members interested in becoming a DSC skipper.  These-day-long events led by volunteer cruising skippers will emphasis basic skills and safety, and will allow participants to practice and improve their knowledge and skills, which are essential for an enjoyable and safe sailing experience.

Cruising Focused-Skill Courses

Throughout the year, the Cruising Program schedules focused educational events:

  • Specific classes on navigation, anchoring, reefing, engine repair, cruise planning, & towing.
  • On-the-Water practical’s to build knowledge and skills for taking advanced certification courses.

The education programs improve the cooperation for crew and skippers to increase their overall experience, skills and knowledge.

Email for more information about the DSC Cruising Education Programs.


DSC cruising skippers have the necessary sailing resume and skill level to sail the DSC cruising vessels.  DSC cruising skippers are expected to regularly volunteer as skippers for the scheduled cruising events, accessible-sailing program and for fleet-maintenance work parties throughout the year.

Email for more information about becoming a DSC Cruising Skipper.

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