Education Resources

Course Calendars


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 instruction directly, but rather relies on the nationwide network of  Certified 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 Counselor.  You must use your individual membership to register, not your organizations. 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 education@ussailing.org or 401.342.7900

If you are interested in hosting a course at your location, please complete a Host a course request form below.

HOST A COURSE FORM

For information about the Small Boat Level 1 Instructor Course in-person sessions, click the box below.   Online course completion is mandatory prior to selecting an in-person session. Small Boat Level 1 Instructor Course in-Person Session information 

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Sailing Counselor

Small Boat Level 1

All Level 1 registrations are for the online section of the course. Access to the in-person portion will be provided after completion of the online section.

Small Boat Level 2

Small Boat Level 3 Coach

Small Boat Level 3 Head Instructor

Adaptive Sailing Instructor

Performance Keelboat Instructor

Basic Keelboat or Cruising Instructor

Safety at Sea Seminars

Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor

***Attendance at this course requires completion of a Safe Powerboat Handling student level course first.***

Basic & Advanced Race Officer Seminars

  • The Race Management seminars below are listed in chronological order.
  • For more information about the offering, please click Enroll Now.
  • For information about scheduling a seminar, please visit Host a Seminar.
  • For further assistance, please contact your Area Race Officer or the Race Administration office.

FIRST TIME PARTICIPANTS: Attendance at a seminar and successful completion of the online test alone do not lead to certification. If you are interested in becoming a Race Officer, please review our Certification Program for the complete list of requirements. With the assistance of your Area Race Officer, you will be guided through the certification process. Thank you for  your interest in and support of racing.


Note for those rescheduling a postponed seminar: If you were enrolled in a One Day Race Management Seminar that was postponed due to COVID-19, please go to the Rescheduling a Seminar form to choose a new seminar. Please do not enroll in a new seminar below, as you will be required to pay for the seminar again if you do so.


Judge Seminars

  • The Judge seminars below are listed in chronological order.
  • For more information about the offering, please click "Enroll Now" on the calendar below.
  • For information about scheduling a seminar, please visit Host a Seminar.
  • For further assistance, please contact your Regional Administrative Judge (RAJ) or the Race Administration office.

FIRST TIME PARTICIPANTS:

Attendance at a seminar and successful completion of the online test alone do not lead to certification. If you are interested in becoming a Judge, please review our Certification Program for the complete list of requirements. With the assistance of your RAJ, you will be guided through the certification process.


Note for those rescheduling a postponed seminar: If you were enrolled in a Club Judge Seminar that was postponed due to COVID-19, please go to the Rescheduling a Seminar form to choose a new seminar. Please do not enroll in a new seminar below, as you will be required to pay for the seminar again if you do so.


Umpire Seminars

    Umpires apply the Rules to situations on the water at team and match racing events. The Umpire seminars below are listed in chronological order. For more information about the offering, please click Enroll Now.

    For information about scheduling a seminar, visit Host a Seminar.

    For further assistance, please contact the Chair of the Umpires Committee or the Race Administration office.