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The Treasure Island Sailing Center is a US Sailing certified sailing center. TISC's keelboat classes provide a fun, structured learning environment in which students can learn and excel. The San Francisco Bay is an exhilarating place to sail. The Bay is renowned for it's fun challenging weather conditions. TISC offers a two weekend  US Sailing basic keelboat certification course. It is highly recommended that students plan to take the course on consecutive weekends, however students can choose which weekends they would like to complete their course..  If this is not possible accommodation can be made. TISC does allow students to take only Keelboat Weekend 1 however no US Sailing course materials will be issued.



Please sign up for both weekend 1 & 2 at the same time! You can split up your weekends if you like, however we recommend you try to schedule consecutively. TISC can only issue you your US Sailing books and certificate if you plan to complete the certification.

What you get:

Upon successfully completing both weekends of instruction and the written exam students will be issued a US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification sticker, Log Book, and 1 Year US Sailing Membership.


 Basic Keelboat Weekend 1
d During the first weekend of our Basic Keelboat series students will work on building a solid foundation of sailing techniques.  They will learn water safety, sailing terminology, sail trim, boat handling, and will get an introduction to the physics of sailing. Classroom time is devoted to understanding how a sailboat is propelled upwind. Other classroom topics include terminology, points of sail, and efficient sailing. Our goal is to get you out on the water as soon as possible. Once you've set sail, our US Sailing certified instructor will work with you on sail trim and boat balance as you sail over the incredible waters of the San Francisco Bay. Students are not expected to swim at any time during class, but there is a chance of getting splashed. TISC has spray gear available. Life jackets will be worn at all times.

Prerequisite: none
Dates: Weekend Session, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Pricing: $349

 Basic Keelboat Weekend 2
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Students will review techniques from weekend 1, but basic sailing experience is assumed. During Weekend 2 topics will begin to become more practical covering basic navigation, crew recovery, and seamanship. On the water students will refine the skills learned during Weekend 1 while practicing the concepts learned in the classroom. You'll return to the dock a bit early on your last day. It's test time! A written test will be administered. Once corrected your log book and certification stamp will be yours!  You're certified!  If for any reason you cannot pass the written or practical test, TISC allows you to join any other keelboat class until you are ready to pass the test at no additional charge.
Prerequisite: Basic Keelboat Weekend 1
Dates: Weekend Session, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Pricing: $350
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