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Important Notice - 4th of July - Due to the BMI's fundraising event, access to boats and docks will close at 3pm on July 4th.  All cars need to be out of the parking lot by 3PM, campers pick-up will be set-up at the pedestrian gate. Thank you.   Happy 4th of July to all!

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 US Sailing textbook, a DSC 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. 

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.

If the class you want to attend is fully booked, feel free to join the waitlist. We will send an email to the waitlist when a spot becomes available. It is then first come first serve.

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