Small boat sailing
Learn to Sail - Small Boat Sailing
Small boats, for many, are a simple and inexpensive way to get started in sailing. Here the basics of sailing are most easily learned. Some small boats are designed specifically for youth, but most provide a lifetime of enjoyment for adults, too.
Because of their size and simplicity, many small sailboats can be sailed single-handed or with a single crewmember. Their performance, depending on their design, may range from 'stable and relaxing' to 'wet and wild'!
You may become a certified Small Boat Sailor by completing the requirements in the Small Boat Sailor Certification Record Book, supplied and validated by your US Sailing instructor.
Preparing for sailing
Rigging your boat
Points of sail
Seamanship and safety