Welcome to Community Boating’s Virtual Learning Center where you can find our eLearning content designed for self-guided distance learning when in-person class is not an option.
We know these are abstract concepts, and a little face-to-face time can be helpful. Adult and Junior Members may have questions answered in-person on their first day at the boathouse.
This class will teach you just about everything you need to know about our boats. We’ll also show you how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to start sailing. See full class description here. You may also want to check out supplemental learning materials on our Learning Resources page. Fast Track students will need to know the CBI- and Mercury-specific items in our Rigging class so they can help care for our equipment.
After completing the rigging class you may take a rigging test on a walk up basis anytime CBI is open.
Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing including the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. See full class description here. After completing Shore School, you may come down to the boathouse during our hours of operation and take your verbal test. You may also want to check out supplemental learning materials on our Learning Resources page. Fast Track sailors may be able to skim some parts of these presentations, but should be familiar with all of our CBI- and Mercury-specific safety protocols.
For intermediate virtual instruction and review material please see our Learning Resources Page: