Ace Your 101, Basic Keelboat Written Sailing Exam

Convenient way to accelerate your sailing knowledge, add to your seamanship and safety and improve your 101 exam score

So you are new to sailing and you don’t know what you don’t know. What are ‘points of sail’, or ‘stand-on vessel’ or ‘leeward’ (pronounced lew-ard)? This is a good place to start!
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Are you facing the prospect of taking the 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing written test? After completing this course you will be able to pass the exam with flying colors.

What you’ll learn

  • Feel confident in your readiness to ace the 101 Basic Keelboat sailing knowledge exam.
  • Have the foundation of basic sailing concepts and terms you need to know for on-the-water sailing.
  • Be confident and knowledgeable crew.
  • Learn on-the-water sailing faster and saill with more familiarity.
  • Delve into Supplemental Content for an optional deeper understanding of any of several topics.

Course Content

  • Short Instructor Introduction –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Essence of Sailing –> 3 lectures • 50min.
  • Terminology “sailor-speak” –> 1 lecture • 20min.
  • Navigation Rules “Rules of the Road” –> 3 lectures • 27min.
  • Buoyage system and navigation aids (ATONS) –> 2 lectures • 21min.
  • Knots to Know –> 1 lecture • 5min.
  • Required and Good to Know –> 1 lecture • 11min.
  • Supplemental Content –> 2 lectures • 32min.

Ace Your 101, Basic Keelboat Written Sailing Exam

Requirements

  • If you are new to sailing, and if you want foundational sailing knowledge, such as points of sail and terminology, “Rules of the Road, etc. then this course is for you..
  • There is no recommended preparation and no book to read. Just organize your time to listen and watch, and to enjoy and learn..

So you are new to sailing and you don’t know what you don’t know. What are ‘points of sail’, or ‘stand-on vessel’ or ‘leeward’ (pronounced lew-ard)? This is a good place to start!
OR
Are you facing the prospect of taking the 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing written test? After completing this course you will be able to pass the exam with flying colors.

Additionally, you will have the knowledge that will bring you to a whole new level of understanding sailing: terminology that will become automatic, and concepts that make sense of your on-the-water experience.

  • Learn sailing basics – and be safe on the water
  • Ace your written knowledge exam – without test anxiety
  • Accelerate your learning – fast, easy and more efficient than reading

This course is patterned after the format of the American Sailing Association’s learn to sail programs. It does not take the place of an ASA instructor or on-the-water practice and experience. However it contains a body of essential knowledge to advance your skills and seamanship.

This course is over two hours of content – utilizing over 250 colorful pictures, graphics, narrations and tips to add to your experience of having “been there done that” (before you ever face the situation on the water for the first time). The content is divided into six modules: Poiints of Sail; Terminology (SailorSpeak); Rules of the Road; Basic Navigation; Knots to Know; and Required/Good to Know. Supplemental content covers several topics in detail… all essential foundational knowledge to keep you safe  in a sailboat during day in light to moderate sea conditions and winds.

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