Online Learn to Sail Course from Offshore Sailing School

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Online Learn to Sail Course

New Online Learn to Sail Course from Offshore Sailing School and BoatUS Foundation

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Learning to sail or renewing your skills just got easier! If you are a beginner just getting into sailing, this new and exclusive Online Learn to Sail course will help you understand the basics of sailing before you get out on the water. This course is also great if you want to refresh your sailing knowledge for easy transition back to taking the helm. 

This Online Learn to Sail course is a first of its kind, distilling best practices learned over the 50 years Offshore Sailing School has been providing comprehensive sailing instruction. Produced by Steve and Doris Colgate in conjunction with the BoatUS Foundation - the leading national boating safety organization - the Online Learn to Sail course is designed to enhance and streamline your learning process before you begin the hands-on Learn to Sail course.

Click on the screen to the right for a short video about the Online Learn to Sail course.
The Online Learn to Sail course is administered by BoatUS Foundation. To purchase the course, just click on this link.

Because it is totally managed by BoatUS, should you have any questions regarding how to take the course or printing your certificate of completion, please communicate directly with the BoatUS Foundation staff. 

Jump Start Your Sailing Education

The narrated curriculum includes vibrant video, animations, and interactive quizzes. Offshore Sailing School instructors teach throughout the course aboard award-winning Colgate 26 sailboats, giving you added understanding of the basics prior to taking an Offshore Sailing School course. The online course is divided in three sections - which parallel Offshore's three-day Learn to Sail course schedule and the Fast Track to Sailing textbook provided by Offshore for students in the hands-on Learn to Sail course. When you successfully pass the online course final exam, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Next Step - The Hands-on Learn to Sail Course

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Our three- and five-day Learn to Sail Certification Courses are held at all eight Offshore Sailing School campuses in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and the British Virgin Islands. While the online course gives you a great foundation for continuing your sailing education, nothing beats taking the helm and applying that knowledge with US Sailing certified instructors in our comprehensive on-water Learn to Sail Certification Course. About the BoatUS Foundation

The BoatUS Foundation offered the first free online boating safety course in 1997 and has since educated more than 500,000 boaters online. Funded primarily by members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), it offers the only free online, NASBLA-approved boating safety course recognized by 33 states. The Online Learn to Sail course is the first of many more advanced online learning courses the Foundation plans to offer. For more, go to