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Catamaran Refresher and Endorsement Course OSS 114

For Experienced Sailors Desiring to Transition to Catamarans or Refresh Catamaran Skills

This advanced course OSS 114 is for sailors who have cruising experience on monohulls or catamarans and hold US Sailing Bareboat Cruising or equivalent certification obtained within the past five years. Fast-paced and comprehensive, OSS 114 is designed for those who want to:

  • Refresh skills learned on a 40’-50’ monohull
  • Transition from a monohull to a cruising catamaran
  • Refresh and enhance their skills aboard a catamaran
  • Prepare for chartering or purchasing their own big cruising boat

Monohull Refresher Course OSS 111

For Experienced Sailors Desiring to Refresh or Improve Monohull Skills

This advanced course OSS 111 is for sailors who have cruising experience on monohulls or catamarans and hold US Sailing Bareboat Cruising or equivalent certification within the past five years, and want to:

  • Refresh or improve skills learned on a 40’-50’ monohull
  • Transition from a catamaran to a cruising monohull
  • Prepare for chartering or purchasing their own big cruising monohull yacht

Prepare for Bareboat Chartering

To participate in either of these Refresher Courses, you must have the skills and ability to sail and maneuver 40’-50’ yachts with confidence. You should also be at ease with chart reading and navigation, anchor types and scope, among other skills that are taught in Offshore Sailing School Live Aboard or Bareboat Charter Cruising Courses.

21.5 Hours of Non-Stop Big Boat Instruction 

OSS 111 and OSS 114 Refresher Courses are both “stay-ashore” courses, with accommodations provided at the Westin Cape Coral Resort, or South Seas Island Resort, or Pink Shell Beach Resort, or St. Petersburg in Southwest Florida. For 2.5 days, you will be immersed in learning  aboard an Offshore Sailing School 40’ or larger yachts– Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You may depart for home late afternoon on Wednesday or add an extra night and leave the next day. When making travel plans and booking this Refresher Course with an Offshore Sailing School sales associate, arrival should be Sunday, departure late Wednesday or Thursday (with extra night).

Taught by US Sailing-Certified Instructors

The maximum number of students taught in this OSS 111 or OSS 114 Refresher Course is four students per session, per boat with a certified US Sailing instructor experienced in teaching on large monohulls and catamarans. All those participating in the course will rotate through the tasks and skills, covering these important skills to fully prepare for handling big yachts without hired crew.

  • Short introduction to the course and subjects to be covered
  • Weather as it relates to the area where the course takes place
  • Review boat parts and operations to provide familiarity with all aspects of the boat, including safety
  • Maneuvering under power
  • Pivot turns – forward one engine, reversing second aboard catamarans
  • Use of windward engine when power sailing with mainsail
  • Standard docking alongside
  • Anchoring – single bow, double box
  • Sailing and maneuvering under sail and power
  • Heaving-to
  • Reefing for heavy weather conditions
  • Crew overboard techniques

Book Your Refresher Course Package Now

All participants are required to complete a sailing resume before confirmation in the course – attesting to experience, knowledge and skills learned on a monohull or catamaran. Here’s what’s included in the OSS 111 OSS 114 course package:

  • 21.5 hours of instruction
  • Three nights’ accommodations at the Westin Cape Coral Resort , South Seas Island Resort, or Pink Shell Beach Resort, including tax and resort fee
  • Catamaran supplement book if you are taking refresher aboard catamaran
  • Box lunches each day
  • Course diploma
  • Test for US Sailing Catamaran Endorsement certification if in that course and you don’t already have this endorsement certification

Space is limited! For available dates and package rates, call or email today!

800-221-4326 or 239-454-1700

Sail@OffshoreSailing.com