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The DSC is booking Basic Keelboat classes for this season.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, courses are limited to 2 students with an instructor. Classes must be full to run. 

Basic keelboat certification course


For those interested in completing the nationally recognized certification course, we offer the US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course as a 32 hour intensive course. The BK Certification course covers basic and advanced sailing techniques, including reefing and anchoring. The course fee includes a one-year membership with US Sailing, a course book, a 50+ page student packet designed specifically for our program, and an official log book. If you have always wanted to learn how to sail, this is the most time- and cost-effective way to do so!

Our Basic Keelboat Program is more thorough, more affordable, and a better value than our competitors. There is no other program on the Bay that offers 5 days of instruction - at any cost.  

The BK Certification course covers the material in the DSC's Intro and Beyond Intro Courses and includes a comprehensive test that is to be taken at the end of the course. Students who receive this certification will be eligible to be DSC skippers

The 32 hour BK Certification course includes the skills-evaluation, test, and certification opportunity. For those who would like additional preparation or materials, consider US Sailing's Basic Keelboat ONLINE.

For complete session dates and/or to register, please click on the session below that fits your schedule.

Basic Keelboat Schedule



The Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org