Training Courses

US Sailing offers a variety of courses at both the student and instructor level. In cases where we do not directly offer student level courses, we recommend you search our Where to Sail database to find a place offering courses near you.

If you are interested in hosting a course at your location, please visit the Host a Course request form.

Student Courses

To view dates and locations and register for a Student, Instructor or Counselor course, find the desired course on the appropriate calendar as listed below (instructor courses are located towards the bottom of the page). 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.

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.

US Sailing does not provide student level dinghy instruction directly, but rather relies on the nationwide network of  Certified windsurfing instructors 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.

Counselor, Instructor and Instructor Trainer Courses

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 register by selecting a Small Boat Instructor or Coach 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 an 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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