The Community Boating Center at SBJSA offers US Sailing (USSA) Instructor certification courses on an almost annual basis. In order for our instructors to be nationally certified and insured for sailing instruction, we require US Sailing Level 1 certification in order to be employed as a paid staff member. Because of our facilities and fleet, we often host the Level 1 certification course in our area, which is attended by many regional instructors and camp counselors and taught by a certified US Sailing Instructor-Trainor. Courses are usually held in the spring and can be presented over either one or two weekends for student flexibility. Total course length is typically 3-4 days.


As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the health and safety of participants, the US Sailing Level 1 course hosted by SBJSA, June 5-7, has been cancelled. US Sailing is conducting the classroom portion of the course via virtual learning on their website and it’s available now for anyone that registered for a Level 1 course. The on-water portion must be completed within 1 year after the classroom portion is completed in order to receive Level 1 certification, so SBJSA will keep in close touch the US Sailing Instructor-Trainor in our area to determine whether we can offer the on-water portion sometime later in August or September 2020. If so, we’ll be in touch with all registrants. If that’s ultimately not possible, a date in early June 2021 will be determined and announced later this fall.  


Go to the US Sailing website ( to see the courses available and register on-line. The USSA website is the only way to register and pay for the course.