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Basic Keelboat3 full days of on-water learning. Designed to get non-sailors started and those returning to sailing a refresher. Graduates are certified to sail tiller-steered vessels up to 27 feet. BOOK NOW Members $995; Non-Members $1395 (includes $400 credit towards membership initiation fee valid for 30 days following course completion)  BOOK NOW

Basic Cruising- Build on Basic Keelboat with this 3-day course and learn how to handle larger boats- up to 42 feet in length with wheel steering and inboard engines. Learn the essentials of navigation, anchoring, docking and more... BOOK NOW Members $995; Non-Members $1395

Bareboat Cruising- get certified as a skipper for multi-day charters. Build the knowledge and confidence to safely charter a vessel anywhere in the world on this 2-day overnight course. BOOK NOW Members $995; Non-Members $1395

Coastal Navigation- five evening classes spread throughout the month where students learn in-depth navigation and chartwork BOOK NOW Members $995; Non-Members $1395

Coastal Passage Making- 4 days aboard one of our larger vessels, cruising coastal waters in a variety of weather conditions both during the day and at night.       BOOK NOW Members $1995; Non-Members $2695

Private Lessons- available with a 2-hour minimum. Members $120/hour; Non-Members $145/hour

Plus KSC's in-house selection of classes to help you continue your learning....

Our mission is to get more people sailing out on Lake Washington. We want to help you build your skills and knowledge so we have more friends to sail with!

The US Sailing Keelboat Certification System offers seven levels of adult education ranging from Basic Keelboat through Offshore Passage Making. These certifications follow a building-block technique of combining learned skills with experience. New sailors gain knowledge and experience at each level and can take their sailing skills as far as they want to go at their own pace.

  • US Sailing is the governing body of sailing in the USA and the only sailing organization recognized by Congress
  • Our instructors are US Sailing Certified and USCG Captains
  • Kirkland Sailing Club owns and maintains a fleet of Catalina Capri 22's, J/22's, J/80's and a Catalina 30 
  • KSC offers a low student to teacher ratio- just 3 students on Basic Keelboat and also spread over 3 days. This maximizes your time to learn and build skills.

Already know how to sail but want to get the certificate? Take the US SAILING Basic Keelboat Challenge- contact us for more detail


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