US Sailing offers a variety of courses at both the student and instructor level. To view dates and locations and register for an Instructor or Counselor course please find the desired course on the appropriate calendar as listed below.

US Sailing does not provide student level dinghy instruction directly, but rather relies on the nationwide network of  Certified smallboat instructors and coaches that work at community sailing programs, yacht clubs and commercial centers. Please look at the Where to Sail database to find a location near you if you are seeking to begin sailing. If you are looking for a student level Powerboat course, please visit USPowerboating.com .

US Sailing adult-level membership is required for registration in all instructor/counselor courses except Sailing and Windsurfing Counselor. Course fees are not refundable except in situations when a course is cancelled due to under-enrollment.

If you have any questions regarding course requirements, eligibility or registration, please contact training@ussailing.org or 401.683.0800. If you are interested in hosting a course at your location, please complete a Host a Course request form.

Course Calendars

The Sailing Counselor course is a non-certification level course. Please register by selecting a Sailing Counselor course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration.

**Please note that the courses listed are not guaranteed to run. Courses are sometimes cancelled due to a lack of registration. If you are booking flights to attend a course, please contact the office before doing so to confirm the course will run.**

Please register by selecting a Small Boat Level 1 Instructor course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration. Please note: In order to enroll in a Small Boat Instructor Course (all Levels) you must be an US Sailing Individual Member. Youth memberships are not applicable for Small Boat Instructor Courses.

Please register by selecting a Small Boat Level 2 Instructor course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration. Please note: In order to enroll in a Small Boat Instructor Course (all Levels) you must be an US Sailing Individual Member. Youth memberships are not applicable for Small Boat Instructor Courses.

Attendance at a Level 2 Instructor course requires a current Smallboat Level 1 Instructor Certification.

Please register by selecting a Small Boat Level 3Instructor course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration. Please note: In order to enroll in a Small Boat Instructor Course (all Levels) you must be an US Sailing Individual Member. Youth memberships are not applicable for Small Boat Instructor Courses.

Please note that for the Level 3 Head Instructor course, attendance does not require an existing certification at any level.

Please register by selecting a Small Boat Level 3 course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration. Please note: In order to enroll in a Small Boat Instructor Course (all Levels) you must be an US Sailing Individual Member. Youth memberships are not applicable for Small Boat Instructor Courses.

Attendance at a Smallboat Level 3 Coach course requires either a current Smallboat Level 3 Instructor Certification or enrollment in a Level 2 course which will occur prior to the Level 3 course.

Please register by selecting a Adaptive Sailing Instructor course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration. Please note: In order to enroll in a Small Boat Instructor Course (all Levels) you must be an US Sailing Individual Member. Youth memberships are not applicable for Small Boat Instructor Courses.

Attendance at an Adaptive Sailing Instructor Workshop requires either a current Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification or Smallboat Level 1 Certification.

Please register by selecting a Powerboat Instructor course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration.

Please register by selecting a Basic Keelboat or Cruising Instructor course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration.

Please register by selecting an Advanced Keelboat Sail Trim Instructor course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration.

Attendance at an Advanced Keelboat Sail Trim Instructor requires a current Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification

Reach Educator Course

Please register by selecting a Reach Educator course from the list. For more information about the program, please visit http://reach.ussailing.org

Windsurfing Counselor & Instructor

Please register by selecting a Windsurfing Instructor or Counselor course from the list. Available spots are not necessarily guaranteed, as course registrations arriving via mail and fax may not yet be added. Full courses are no longer open for registration.

Instructor Trainer Courses

Thank you for your interest in becoming a US Sailing Instructor Trainer! Please submit your application for consideration. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of staff and Master Instructor Trainers, and you will be notified of the status of your application well in advance of the course. If a course is not currently scheduled, you are still welcome to submit an application for future consideration.

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