Courses

East Carolina Sailing School offers a wide variety of classes, combo’s and packages to meet your needs either with US Sailing Certifications or with an in house Boat Bumz Certification that most of the military bases in eastern North Carolina will accept to rent their boats. Our pricing structure saves you money in a variety of ways depending upon your intentions. We offer discounted combo’s and packages for individuals, couple’s and sailing buddies. We also offer Active Duty Military discounts as well. All classes are limited to a maximum of 4 students per boat. Classes during the week however require at least two students. If one of our standard offerings does not fit your needs please feel free to call us (252) 557-9783 and work out the details. We have done several 5 and 7 day custom courses for students who have traveled from Russia, Norway, Netherlands, South Africa and all over the US. We also do private classes on your boat or ours.

Our classes require “tiller time” and you will spend several hours per day on the water, because of this, we are somewhat regulated by weather. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes due to severe weather such as lightning and named storms. We also take into consideration the experience level of our students and the amount of wind and the sea state at the time of classes.  We try hard to work with Mother Nature (she keeps us on our toes), so we may have to rearrange the course material during your course to maximize your time on the water.

If we have to postpone or cancel a class and you are unable to reschedule your class to a later date we will refund any tuition you have paid, less the cost of materials you have received.  You will find more information on our Policies page.

All prices are per person, per class.

Call (252) 557-9783 for Package and Private Course Pricing.

 2018 Pricing!

US Sailing Certification Classes

US Sailing Basic Keelboat – $795

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4 Days. Prerequisites: None. Learn how to sail in light to moderate winds and sea conditions and learn the basics of sailing on a 22′ to 28′ keelboat.  Includes Basic Terminology, Safety, Points of Sail, Tacking, Jibing, Crew Overboard, Basic Navigation and Charts, Weather, Terminology, Safety, Reefing, Anchoring, Heaving to, Crew Overboard, Docking and more.

Offered Saturday through Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm Classes are located at the New Bern Grand Marina, New Bern, NC.

NO ADDITIONAL FEES!

No Minimum, Maximum of 4 students.

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Additional US Sailing Courses Coming Soon!

Boat Bumz Certifications

Intro to Sailing – $150.00

1 day. Prerequisites: None. Learn the basics of sailing with this introduction to sailboats and sailing, safety, points of sail, tacking, jibing, man overboard and docking. Get out on the water and find out what sailing is about. Offered 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m or 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Classes are located at the New Bern Grand Marina, New Bern, NC.

NO ADDITIONAL FEES!

No Minimum, Maximum of 4 students.

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Day Sailor  – $295.00

2 Days. Prerequisites: None. Learn how to sail in light to moderate winds and sea conditions and learn the basics of sailing on a 22′ to 28′ keelboat. Designed for those who only want to sail during the day and return to land/dock the same day.  Includes Basic Terminology, Safety, Points of Sail, Tacking, Jibing, Crew Overboard, Docking and more. No previous experience necessary. 7 days a week 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Classes are located at the New Bern Grand Marina, New Bern, NC.

NO ADDITIONAL FEES!

No Minimum, Maximum of 4 students.

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Weekend Sailor- $295.00

2 Days. Prerequisite: Day Sailor. This is an intermediate course designed for those who might like to anchor out over the weekend on board. Students will learn to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew in light to moderate conditions on a 27′ to 30′ keelboat. It covers Basic Navigation and Charts, Weather, Terminology, Safety, Reefing, Anchoring, Heaving to, Crew Overboard, Docking and more. 7 days a week 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Classes are located at the New Bern Grand Marina, New Bern, NC.

NO ADDITIONAL FEES!

No Minimum, Maximum of 4 students.

Minimum Requirement to Rent one of Our Boats for Multiple Days.

Classroom Coastal Navigation  – $595.00

 $150.00 deposit reserves your class!

3 Days. Prerequisites: None. Able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. There is no Sailing Skills part to this Standard and practical application of this sailing knowledge is found in the Advanced Cruiser . Includes navigation tools (Dividers, Parallel Rule, Calculator) training materials. .

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Docking – $295.00

1 Day. Prerequisites: Day Sailor. An advanced standard for individuals with sailing experience. This hands-on course allows students to learn theory and practice repetitive docking and casting-off maneuvers to reinforce understanding of theory, methods and skills. Both novice and experienced sailors will benefit from this course as the techniques apply to small outboard powered boats in the 15- to 20-foot range on up to 50-foot inboard single-screw cruising yachts.

NO ADDITIONAL FEES!

No Minimum, Maximum of 4 students.

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