Beginner/Crew Course

Obviously, starting out, one cannot expect to be fully competent after a small amount of training and experience. That's why we offer a comprehensive introductory / beginner / qualified crew course.


We make you feel comfortable by integrating our practical training with NauticEd’s nationally recognized theory courses and training standards.


Click here to learn more about NauticEd.


This training is for those wanting to learn the fundamentals of sailing and contribute as a crew member and perhaps eventually moving up to skippering a sailboat on their own. It is also ideal for spouses who want to be a helpful part of the sailing experience without necessarily learning the finer details but do have sufficient knowledge to act in an emergency situation.


The student can first pick the type of training; on a large keelboat 26 feet or greater or a smaller keelboat up to 25 feet.


For theory, the student has the option of doing the NauticEd qualified crew course OR diving right in and doing the NauticEd  Skipper Small Keelboat course or the Skipper Large Keelboat course.

Training Includes:


  • FREE Basic Sail Trim online course

  • Qualified Crew online course

  • Or Skipper Small Keelboat course

  • Or Skipper Large Keelboat course ($40 upgrade)

  • 16 hours of on-the-water practical instruction covering topics such as sailing, tacking, gybing, reefing, the set of the sails, maneuvering in close quarters, rules of right of way, sail trim, helming, docking



Upon successful demonstration of competence, you will receive the Qualified Crew Rank Level I, and be well set up to move on to an appropriate Skipper Rank.



At the end of this course, you will feel confident with your knowledge and abilities to contribute as a crew member on a keelboat or feel the beginnings of skippering competence.



  • $675 per person including online courses 

  • Class size is limited to two students


Click here to visit NauticEd sailing courses.


Click here to contact Applied Sailing to schedule your practical sailing training.

As one of our most popular offerings, we recommend signing up for this course as early as possible as it tends to fill up quickly. If you’re unsure about your level or have questions, simply reach out.

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