View the full course description at the Additional Info link above, including available dates that extend into future months.
Sites in Long Island Sound typically appear in the spring, early and late summer, and fall and may be seen through the Additional Info link above). In the late fall and winter, the in-person courses are given only at warm venues. If an upcoming course date does not appear on the above link, that course is sold out. Contact US Sailing at the above email with any questions.
The US Sailing Level 1 Instructor course is divided into two sections.
- An In-person, 2-day, evaluation is scheduled after completion of the online section that is described below. The total time commitment for the in-person evaluation is approximately 18-20 hours. Students will be evaluated on their teaching ability, sailing skills, powerboat handling skills and on-water class management, among other topics.
- An Online, 10-day, guided section is a prerequisite for the In-person Evaluation. The total time commitment is approximately 10-12 hours. During this section candidates must complete video modules with assessment questions, online testing and attend multiple webinars. Instructor Trainers (ITs) will present material to Instructor Candidates (ICs) during some of the webinars, and ICs will be expected to present to the IT, and the rest of the class, during the other webinar.