Sailing Vessels




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Wellfleet Harbor-US Sailing Certified Instructors

First Sail-Introduction to sailing-
2 hours per day
Introductory class is 1 hr onshore, 1 hour sailing
Schedule-Daily 8:30-10:30AM, June 15-Labor Day
Book Online below!

US Sailing Basic Keelboat
Certification-21 hrs-3 Days: Fri-Sat-Sun Schedule: 8:30AM-4:30PM, , June 15-Labor Day
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Small Boat Level One Certification-16 hrs
A complete 16 hr sailing course leading to the US Sailing certificate.
Call to Schedule!

Introductory 2 Hour Sailing Lesson (First Sail) daily

Public Family/Friends/Singles: First person in your party is $100 ($50/hr), additional people 1/2 price-$50 per person ($25/hr) for introductory sail only. Best deal for individuals and couples who don't mind being paired with other parties.
Book public lesson

Private lesson: $200 Flat Rate.  Best deal for groups of 3-4 people.  Fourth person is free!
Book private lesson

US Sailing Basic Keelboat Course-3 Days
The course is $699 for 21 hrs.
Book Keelboat Course

Or call

16 Hour Small Boat certification Course
The course is $650 for 16 hours. Over 16 hours are extra.

To book call (508)-237-4012
We have the best rates for lessons on all of Cape Cod.  Compare at $65-$95/hour.

Boat: O'Day Mariner 19' swing-keel


US Sailing Association-Basic Keelboat Skills:
  • Sailing Theory
  • Preparation to Sail
  • Crew Operations and Skills
  • Leaving the Dock or Mooring
  • Boat Control in Confined Waters
  • Navigation
  • Navigation Rules, International-Inland
  • Boat Control in Open Water
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Overboard Rescue Methods
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • Returning to the Dock or Mooring

Upon demonstration of these skills, you receive a US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certificate
Note: Basic Keelboat is the prerequisite for every other US Sailing course including Basic Cruising,
Bareboat Cruising, Coastal Navigation, etc.

US Sailing Association-Small Boat Level One skills:

  1. Wind direction
  2. Rigging/unrigging
  3. Knots/lines
  4. Rules of the road
  5. Departure/landing
  6. Steering
  7. Safety position
  8. Tacking
  9. Points of sail
  10. Jibing
  11. Capsize recovery
  12. Overboard recovery (Link to special double-secret instructions)
  13. Getting out of irons
  14. Upwind Sailing

Upon demonstration of these skills, you receive a US Sailing Small Boat Level One Certificate

US Sailing Certification System

Light air + Heavy air
Small Boat Level 1-Recreation*
Small Boat Level 2-Performance Sailor
Small Boat Level 3-Racing Coach
Keelboat Sailor:

Basic Keelboat*
Basic Cruising*
Bareboat Cruising*
Coastal Navigation*
Coastal Passage Making
Celestial Navigation
Offshore Passage Making

*US Sailing Certificated Instructor Available

For larger boat skills advanced training is available on your vessel
  Outer Cape Sailing, PO Box 1936, Wellfleet, MA 02667
508-237-4012    June 15-Labor Day