USCG Captain's License Course Schedule | Modern Sailing

USCG Captain's License Course Schedule

Modern Sailing School & Club offers four different training courses to meet your needs and fit your experience and goals: OUPV, 100 Ton Master License, 100 Ton Master Upgrade, and the USCG Sailing Endorsement. We hold courses two to three times yearly. Typically, spring courses are on weekdays and fall classes are on weekday evenings and weekends.

Learn about the benefits of taking USCG Captain's License courses at Modern Sailing and the requirements for each type of license here: US Coast Guard Courses for Captain's License.


OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel)

The OUPV course (also known as the Six Pack License) prepares you to meet the qualification requirements for a US Coast Guard OUPV License.  The OUPV License allows you to take up to 6 passengers for hire on an uninspected vessel.

Members $1095 / Non-members $1295


100 Ton Master License

This course prepares you to meet the qualification requirements for a US Coast Guard Masters License in Near Coastal waters. The Master License is awarded in 3 different tonnage categories: 25, 50 and 100 tons. The 100 Ton credential allows you to operate USCG-inspected commercial vessels.

Members $1295 / Non-Members $1495


100 Ton Master Upgrade

This course prepares licensed captains to meet the qualification requirements for a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License in Near Coastal waters. The Master License is awarded in 3 different tonnage categories: 25, 50 and 100 tons. The 100 Ton credential allows you to operate USCG-inspected commercial vessels.

Members $895 / Non-Members $995


USCG Sailing Endorsement

This one-day course will review your sailing skills and administer the exam to receive your Sailing Endorsement.

Members $225 / Non-Members $295


Required Textbooks and Tools

The following textbooks and tools are required and are not included with the purchase of your course. All are available on Amazon, most other online booksellers, and/or your local marine supply store.

  • Chapman Piloting and Seamanship (68th Edition) - please review before class.
  • Homeland Security / US Coast Guard Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook - please review before class.
  • Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere - not required by highly recommended reading.
  • Please be sure to bring your navigation tools with you to class i.e., divider, parallel ruler and/or rolling plotter, pencil(s), eraser, and magnifying glass, if needed.
     

The 100 Ton Masters course material and class dates overlap both the OUPV and 100 Ton Upgrade. They are combined and taught concurrently in a single classroom. 


UPCOMING CLASS DATES
(Weekday Daytime Classes)
 

OUPV & 100 Ton Master Students Combined (12-day course, 9:00am - 5:00pm)

  • Monday, January 30 - Friday, February 3 
  • Monday, February 6 - Friday, February 10
  • Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14

100 Ton Master Upgrade Students (5-day course, 9:00am - 5:00pm)

  • Wednesday, February 8 - Friday, February 10
  • Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14

Sailing Endorsement (1-day course, 9:00am -5:00pm)

  • Wednesday, February 15

Ready to sign up? To get started, call our friendly office team at (415) 331-8250 or send us an email

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  • Alisa Driscoll, Dual Site Member

    Here are some snaps of Our Saturday, August 20, 2022 Modern Sailing Expedition with Captain Robert Bivin, who was outstanding. Please convey photos and thanks to him. He is an outstanding individual, leader and sailing instructor. His knowledge and experience made us all feel safe and our Farallones Day Trip educational and just amazing. 

     
  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

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