Ondeck Sailing - Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Charleston, USA


Ondeck Ocean Sailing Academy - Charleston, South Carolina, 29464


US Sailing Certification Courses

At Ondeck Charleston, we teach the entire progression of US Sailing Certification Courses. These sailing lessons are formatted to turn an absolute novice into a competent ocean sailor. If you follow the courses in order, taking your time where necessary to practice and hone certain skills, you will become a competent sailor.


The US Sailing Association is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States since 1897. US Sailing Certification is the pinnacle of sailing instruction preparedness. US Sailing instruction offers better course work, more time on the water, and thoroughly trained instructors. U.S. Sailing certified instructors undergo rigorous training and they are the top professionals in the field. Their Keelboat training and certification program is the best available in the United States. Compared to other sailing certifications, US Sailing Certification is recognized at charter boat centers around the world.


Each 2 to 7 day sailing class in this 6-level progression builds upon the previous course.


Course progression:


Basic Keelboat 1 & 2


Basic Cruising & Bareboat Cruising


Coastal Navigation


Coastal Passage Making


Ocean Passage Making


Refresher Courses:


Students with existing sailing backgrounds may opt to enter the progression mid-way by taking a challenge exam which consists of a practical and written portion and takes about 3 hours.


"Mostly, I felt a benign sense of confidence during and after the fantastic weekend class taught by Greg. This of course is especially important given our upcoming trip to Greece."

Kelly D., Charleston, SC



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