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Live Aboard Cruising

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Alameda, CA, Pier 39 - San Francisco, CA

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  • If you are interested in progressing your sailing into offshore or coastal cruising, this is the course for you!
    • Your U.S. Sailing Certified School has been providing sailing instruction for over 27 years
    • Enjoy a 3-day course aboard a J/120 or similar sailboat
    • Course designed for sailors comfortable sailing an auxiliary powered sailboat with knowledge of sailing, seamanship, basic navigation, and boat handling
    • Receive personalized instruction with a maximum of only 4 participants per class!
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  • This class is for the more advanced sailor. If you are moving up to a larger boat, interested in the shipboard life of passage-making and adventure sailing, or if you are wanting to bareboat charter, this course is for you.

    During your 3 days aboard a J/120 or similar sailboat you will gain the confidence you need for offshore cruising and/or coastal cruising. You will create a float as a group on the first day, taking into consideration group and individual goals and current weather conditions.

    Through this course, you will learn skills including:

    • Advanced sail trim
    • Advanced and electronic navigation
    • Passage planning
    • Provisioning
    • Weather analysis
    • Night sailing
    • Offshore safety gear
    • Heavy weather tactics
    • Seamanship skills
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  • Essential Information

    • The ability to comfortably sail an auxiliary powered sail boat is required
    • Must possess knowledge of sailing, seamanship, basic navigation, and boat handling
    • In order to obtain certifications you must already have the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification and a current US Sailing membership
    • Course includes 1 certification


    3 days and 2 nights: Typically Friday through Sunday

    Maximum Participants

    This class can hold a maximum of 4 sailors.


    This experience is only for those on board.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

    What To Wear

    Wear layered clothing, bring rain gear, and wear light, soft-soled shoes. In addition, it is recommended to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and sailing gloves.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 30 days in advance.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 30 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 30 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

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