Sailing Charter Certification It can be done in just 3 days. What will Sailing Charter Certification do for me? To captain a large cruising boat you need specific training, even if you already know how to sail. Our charter certification program has been perfected, since 1980, to train the weekend sailor who longs to experience deep water on larger yachts, as well as the person who has never sailed. You will be amazed at how many cruising skills you will learn in this systematic program of fast-paced instruction plus 22 hours of hands-on-the-helm practice! How We Rate with Our Students Upon successful completion of our Sailing Charter Certification Course, you will have the skills to: “The on-the-water sessions were far beyond our greatest • Captain up to a 32’ sailboat in light to moderate conditions, in familiar waters expectation. Our instructor was the finest gentleman, instructor, • Crew on similar sized yachts in open water and more challenging conditions Directly after the course, and entertainer that we have met in a long while.” receive a 15% discount Dr. Sheldon Ivers, Great Falls, MT • Captain or crew in the Caribbean when chartering at any of Sailboat Inc.’s “Sailboats, Inc. provided outstanding service, from arranging for The possibilities are endless and experience is the key! By practicing your newly learned five locations... an additional class to providing a top notch instructor. My wife and skills and building your sailing resume, you will have the experience to sail the world! I couldn’t have been more pleased.” Jeffrey Girard, Oneida, WI “…truly inspiring and life changing. I developed confidence that will stay with me for the rest of my life.” About Certification Shawn Brown, Sailing School Graduate If your goal is to bareboat charter, our 3-day program will give With over 10,000 graduates certified, our certification is “Thank you for a wonderful sailing instruction experience! Carol you the skills necessary to begin your sailing journey. Since 1980, recognized world wide. and I had an exceptional time and learned a lot! We definitely will $ave on ‘Groups of 2’ or more! be chartering a sailboat in the spring if not sooner in Florida. Capt. Caribbean, Mediterranean and Pacific Sailboats Inc. has taught a rigorous, highly refined program that When comparing sailing schools, please ask these key questions: Terry Anderson was awesome as an instructor too! Thanks to the gives each student precisely the For over 30 years, skills needed to safely bareboat • How long has the sailing school been around? whole team at Sailboats, Inc!” Dave Nicholson and Carol Weis, 5 Locations to Choose from 27 Affiliated Charter fleets: Sailboats Inc. has • How many students has it trained to date? Maple Lake, MN charter. No time is wasted aboard exceeded the standards wet, small or outboard-powered • Do they use full-sized, inboard engine cruising yachts? set by these associations. boats that do not teach big-boat “The material presented • How much time will it take to have the skills during my on the water 3 Day Sailing Class Superior, Wisconsin 54880 charter cruising. necessary to bareboat charter? instruction was clear, No association nor government agency regulates certification • Are all of the instructors USCG licensed? interesting and course content. The intent of some ‘certification’ associations is to obviously well 250 Marina Drive steer business to their paid members, many of whom are organized.I individuals with a few small boats and limited experience. Each Our Program Comes with a Guarantee absolutely feel more member of the association teaches their own sailing program and If you are not certified at the end of the confident about my must only meet minimum standards set by the association. three days, as determined by our USCG ability to handle a For over 30 years, Sailboats Inc. has exceeded the standards set cruising auxiliary, Instructor, you have the option to retake • • • without a doubt.” by these associations. Each charter company bases their decision on solid sailing resumes, proven instruction and sea-time. the course for no additional course fee. John Dakins, 800-826-7010 Hazelwood, MO sailing-instruction.com Only 2009 Dates & Locations Good to Know Sailing Charter Certification Sailing Charter Certification $895! • Four-to-one student-to-instructor ratio. • Our guarantee provides you with the peace of mind that if Tuition – $895 Any Additional Students in a Group Enrollment – $745 3 Day Sailing Class you are not certified at the end of the three days, as Any additional students $745 determined by our USCG instructor, you have the option to All Classes scheduled Friday – Sunday retake the course for no additional course fee. To Enroll unless noted otherwise. • When bareboat chartering, at least one experienced crew Tuition Includes member must be on board to assist you. Have fun learning • Complete the form on our website at Save $25.00 on Midweek sessions – sailing-instruction.com • 22 Hours On-the-Water Training on a 30’ Yacht to sail with family & friends and save! $895 for the 1st • Or Call 800-826-7010 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. enrollment, $745 for each additional. • All Text, Audio, Video and Online Home Study Presentation Materials Lake Superior Lake Michigan Manitowoc, WI Deposit & Cancellation Policies • Hands-on Training in Docking, Anchoring, Navigation, Sailing & More Interested in captaining a larger boat • Deposit - $150 (per student) is required to receive written confirmation • 30 United States Coast Guard Licensed Men and Women Instructors Superior, WI Manitowoc, WI or chartering unfamiliar waters? & materials ❑ May 29 - May 31 ❑ June 12 - June 14 • Balance - due 30 days prior to course date. • Discounts on Future Sailboats Inc. and Sunsail Charters Experience is the key! Your Sailing Charter Certification ❑ June 12 - June 14 ❑ June 26 - June 28 • Dates subject to change. ❑ course is designed to teach you the skills necessary to ❑ July 10 - July 12 July 17 - July 19 • Tuition does not include transportation or lodging. captain up to a 32’ yacht. Build your sailing resume by To Enroll Call 800-826-7010 • Visit our web site: sailing-instruction.com ❑ July 17 - July 19 ❑ Aug 7 - Aug 9 chartering a slightly larger yacht each time you go out or Date Change Cancellations ❑ Aug 7 - Aug 9 ❑ Aug 21 - Aug 23 prior to the course date: prior to the course date: ❑ Aug 28 - Aug 30 expand your sailing knowledge with an Advanced Course. Before you know it, you’ll have the experience necessary to 30 days or greater No fee 30 days or greater No fee Begin with Home Study On-the-Water Training Chicago, IL charter worldwide! 15-29 days $75 fee 15-29 days $150 fee Bayfield, WI ❑ May 29 - May 31 0-14 days $150 fee 0-14 days 100% of deposit To prepare for the 3 day sailing class, home-study materials at Any of Our 5 Locations ❑ May 23 - May 25 ❑ June 5 - June 7 All of Our Instructors are All home-study materials must be returned. are sent to you in advance of your class. You will also have After reviewing your home-study materials, you will attend ❑ May 29 - May 31 ❑ ❑ June 8 - June 10 U.S. Coast Guard Licensed access to our online home study presentation. These waterside ‘ground school’ orientation on the morning of the ❑ June 5 - June 7 June 19 - June 21 All Sailboats Inc. instructors must hold a captain’s license Convenient Course Locations materials provide a comprehensive introduction to the entire first day of your sailing class. You will then practice hands-on ❑ June 8 - June 10 ❑ July 10 - July 12 issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Their training entails a minimum program, and allow flexible study and review at your own ❑ June 12 - June 14 ❑ July 24 - July 26 of 2,880 hours on the water, an equivalent of more than 5 years boat handling that very first afternoon. Your instructor will ❑ June 26 - June 28 ❑ Aug 7 - Aug 9 of full-time study. After their ‘sea-service,’ each instructor must pace. demonstrate, and you will immediately practice, the ❑ July 10 - July 12 ❑ Aug 21 - Aug 23 pass rigorous USCG examinations in regulations, seamanship, If you know the fundamentals of sailing, you will move on techniques you just learned. ❑ ❑ July 17 - July 19 Sep 11 - Sep 13 first aid/CPR and then retest every 5 years. to core ‘ship-handling’ skills: docking, anchoring, engine use. During the next two days, a Coast Guard licensed ❑ July 31 - Aug 2 New sailors may want to devote extra time to terminology instructor will guide you through a series of carefully planned Our licensed instructors have been trained to teach a schedule ❑ Aug 3 - Aug 5 of carefully planned drills and exercises tailored to promote safety and sailing fundamentals. drills and exercises on board a 30’ yacht. Your skills will ❑ Aug 14 - Aug 16 Lake Pepin and build cruising skills. Many of our instructors are veterans of mature with this continual practice in safe, professional and ❑ Aug 21 - Aug 23 over 20 years. skillful boat handling. You will learn expert cruising ❑ Aug 28 - Aug 30 Lake City, MN techniques that would take years to discover on your own. ❑ Sep 11 - Sep 13 ❑ June 12 - June 14 Entertain yourself on your evening ‘shore-leave’– tour the ❑ July 10 - July 12 Mustang ❑ July 31 - Aug 2 waterfront, check out the fleet, linger over a lakeside dinner, ❑ Aug 21 - Aug 23 Inflatable and make new friends among your fellow sailors. Relax on this delightful, 3 day get-away, and take home two great Life Vests Sailboats Inc. promotes ‘safety souvenirs – wonderful memories and new lifetime skills! Sat, Sun, Mon Sessions first’, therefore all of our sailing Midweek Sessions: school locations provide a Upon successful completion, you will be comfortable Mustang Inflatable certified to charter, at a discount, Mon, Tues, Wed Life Vest for your use during from any of our charter fleet locations. the course.