Adult Basic Sailing Course


Read our Learn to Sail Guide before beginning your course!

Thank you for a great 2021 season! We will see you in the spring of 2022!


-10 hours of hands-on lessons aboard a Flying Scot

-3:1 student to instructor ratio

-Topics covered include:

  • Rigging

  • The points of sail

  • Navigational markers

  • Right-of-way rules

  • Man overboard procedures

  • Mooring and docking


Weekend courses are offered every weekend through November, weather permitting. Weekday courses begin every Monday through November as well.

Weekend courses sail each day (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) with an hour break for lunch, allowing you to complete the course in one weekend. Weekday courses sail 2.5 hours Monday-Thursday in the mornings (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), afternoons (1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.), or evening (5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.).

Belle Haven is also an authorized US Sailing provider of Small Boat and Keelboat certifications. After completing your lessons, you will leave with either our Basic Sailing certificate or the optional US Sailing certificate.