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Online Instruction
  
"US SAILING" has posted a FREE online comprehensive educational training site for student sailors at www.sailingcourse.com . Housed on this website are four boating courses (Sailing Primer, Keelboat Course, Cruising Course and Power- boat Course.) 

Contained in these courses are 26 high quality videos on basic sailing maneuvers and knot tying, 19 animated gifs on sailboat docking and powerboat maneuvering, 15 JavaScript calculators on sail boat characteristics and navigation along with 18 narrative sections with illustrations. 

There are also 6 online boating tests which the student can take. The computer will grade each test and if passed print a certificate with the student's name on it.

It is suggested that beginning students refer to www.sailingcourse.com to watch the sailing primer movie and to pass the primer sailing test before their on-the-water sailing instruction.