Ondeck Sailing - Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Charleston, USA

 

Ondeck Ocean Sailing Academy - Charleston, South Carolina, 29464

 

Basic and Bareboat Cruising Certification

Many students desire the competency to sail cruising boats or bareboat charter in the Caribbean or elsewhere. Ondeck has a series of specialized classes specifically designed to help students gain the skills to safely and confidently maneuver cruising boats without the assistance of a hired captain.

 

Basic Cruising

 

This comprehensive 3-day sailing class introduces managing and operating a live-aboard cruising vessel for day sails within sight of land. Students sail to a new destination every day and anchor overnight. In port, the course emphasizes close-quarter maneuvering and docking.

 

"I wanted to send you a short note letting you know how much the cruising course helped me on a recent trip. I FELT CONFIDENT in my planning, checking the boat out, handling it in a marine, calculating distance, speed and time. It made this short trip a lot of fun. I LOOK FORWARD TO MANY CRUISING ADVENTURES." - David F., Newport, N.C.

 

Length of Class: 3 days Prerequisite: Basic Keelboat 1 & 2 or equivalent
Certification: US Sailing Basic Cruising

Skills covered:

 

Trip Planning: Advanced forecasting of the day's prevailing weather conditions and creating a sail plan accordingly. Executing the processes necessary for departure, and coordinating an inexperienced crew.

 

Checks and Inspections: Identifying and inspecting all systems of a cruising vessel including safety equipment, auxiliary power, electrical systems, electronics, cooling fluids, bilge pump, head, fresh water, ventilation and anchoring. Thoroughly checking rigging and hull integrity.

 

Sailing operation and skills: Use of proper knots, sail controls and deck hardware for larger vessels.

 

Close Quarters Boat Handling: Mastery of close-quarter boat handling under power with an inboard engine and a shaft-driven propeller within adverse current and wind conditions.

 

Docking Under Sail: Emergency docking procedures and recovery methods.

 

Anchoring: Proper anchoring and weighing anchor procedures.

 

VHF Radio: and fine-tuning knowledge of inland/international navigation rules.

 

Navigation Skills: Identifying chart symbols, plotting course and position, proper use of a VHF radio and fine-tuning knowledge of inland/international navigation rules.

 

Sail Reefing: Executing proper reefing procedure and mastering sailing skills within heavy weather.

 

Overboard Recovery Methods: Determining and executing the best recovery procedures based on the situation and conditions.

 

De-rigging: Securing the boat properly and shutting down all systems.

 

 

Cost: Basic Cruising Only: $880 - [Ondeck Graduate Rate: $835]
 
Combine Basic and Bareboat cruising for just $1,780 - [Ondeck Graduate Rate: $1,690]

 

Course Dates:

 

Venue Date Start Time Spaces Price
Charleston, SC2012-08-2109:00:00Yes$ 880.00Call us now to book
Charleston, SC2012-09-0709:00:00Yes$ 880.00Call us now to book
Charleston, SC2012-09-2109:00:00Yes$ 880.00Call us now to book
Charleston, SC2012-10-1209:00:00Yes$ 880.00Call us now to book
Charleston, SC2012-10-1609:00:00Yes$ 880.00Call us now to book
Charleston, SC2012-11-1609:00:00Yes$ 880.00Call us now to book


 

"The class really gave me confidence to move forward and I'm still having a blast. Ondeck Charleston certainly got me well on my way to a lifetime of cruising." Harvey P, Charleston

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

Bareboat Cruising

 

Bareboat Cruising is the ideal course for people who want to bareboat charter their own sailboat in the Caribbean and elsewhere around the world. Students live aboard a modern cruising vessel during 3 days of instruction. The class explores offshore and inshore sailing grounds, experiencing both anchorages and marinas for evening layovers. After certification completion, students have all the skills necessary to enjoy that extended Bareboat charter with family and friends.

 

"Having taken the bareboating class in the early wacky-weather Charleston spring PREPARED ME well for the mild summer in my native New England. Twenty-five knot sustained winds gusting up to 35 is A GREAT WAY TO BUILD CONFIDENCE in my ability to MANAGE WHATEVER THE SEA BRINGS in unfamiliar waters, a typical bare boating scenario for me. Great course, great instructor."

 

Cathy L., Boston, MA

 

SKILLS COVERED:

 

Length of Class: 3 days Prerequisite: Basic Cruising skill and knowledge required.
Certification: US Sailing Bareboat Cruising certification available

Skills covered:

 

Sail Planning: Weather forecasting for a charter and creating a charter plan accordingly.

 

Safety Checks: Performing checks and preparation required for safety equipment, engine fluids and parts, bilge systems, fresh water systems, electrical systems, head systems, hatches, ports, tools and spare parts. Proper inventory of sails, charts, guides and provisioning supplies. Students develop a provisioning list on the first day of class in accordance with individual needs.

 

Navigation and Piloting: Proper use of electronic fixing devices for charting and plotting positions. The use of sight bearings to confirm electronic fixing information. Fine-tuning skills
and knowledge surrounding inland/international navigation rules, practical VHF communication and making landfall in unfamiliar waters.

 

Heavy Weather Sailing: Executing reefing procedures with proper crew coordination as well as preferred storm tactics for foul weather events.

 

Overboard Recovery Methods: Single-handed recovery skills and proper decision-making processes for recovery under severe weather conditions.


Certification: US Sailing Bareboat Cruising certification available.

 

Cost: Bareboat Cruising Only: $990 - [Ondeck Graduate Rate: $940]
 
Combine Basic and Bareboat cruising for just $1,780 - [Ondeck Graduate Rate: $1,690]

 

Course Dates:

 

Venue Date Start Time Spaces Price
Charleston, SC2012-08-2409:00:00Yes$ 990.00Call us now to book
Charleston, SC2012-09-1409:00:00Yes$ 990.00Call us now to book
Charleston, SC2012-09-2809:00:00Yes$ 990.00Call us now to book
Charleston, SC2012-10-1909:00:00Yes$ 990.00Call us now to book
Charleston, SC2012-11-2309:00:00Yes$ 990.00Call us now to book


 

 

 


 

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