Private Sailing Lessons & Certifications

Combines Comprehensive On-Line Learning And Private On-The-Water Lessons

Research shows that on average, students retain 25-60% more material when learning online compared to only 8-10% in a classroom.

Typical weekend sailing courses have you sitting in a classroom for 50% of the time. The other 50% you are expected to take what you just heard and apply it so you can pass on Sunday. People do pass, but the number of people who feel confident in their skills or remember what they learned after the course, are few. So they sign up for the next course and the next course just to get to a basic competency.

As a major boat dealer on the West Coast we were shocked at how poorly trained people were when they came to buy boats. This is why we created our Private Lesson Program.

Why on-line learning?

  • Complete courses at your own pace
  • Eliminate scheduled classroom sessions that conflict with busy lives
  • Courses are available anytime on any device

Why NauticEd?

  • NauticEd offers the American National Standard for Sailing Training and Assessment
  • Approved by the American National Standards Institute
  • Approved by the United States Coast Guard
  • Earn internationally recognized Certifications for worldwide chartering
  • How does NauticEd compare with ASA, US Sailing or the RYA?

Getting Started

  1. The first thing to do is to take our short Lesson Experience Survey.  It will only take a few minutes and help us develop your plan. WIth private lessons you have the great luxury of moving at your pace and focusing on areas you need to improve or feel more confident in.
  2. Next, download our Student Guide  and see all the course offerings and benefits of the NauticEd system.
  3. Choose the level of competency or goal you have for your training and sign up for your on-line courses and Contact Us so we can guile you on your journey.

If you’re serious about fast tracking your learning and gaining valuable skills in a focused and intimate learning experience, private lessons are the way. We have a roster of highly trained and experienced teachers waiting to get you boating.

Lessons and Certifications

This course you get you confident in your ability to be a contributing and knowledgeable crew member on a keelboat from 25 ft to 55 ft . Learn the fundamentals to be behind the wheel, boating knots, sailing terminology, sail trim, rules of the road plus much more. The on-line portion of the course will take you abut 7 hours to complete. Your on-the-water training is 12 hours.

Learn the essentials to confidently and competently sail a small keelboat up to 25 ft. You will feel confident that you know the theory and have the on-the-water training to know what to do when in command of a sailboat. The on-line course will take approximately 15 hours for successful completion with 16 hours on-the-water training.

This course will give you extensive and essential knowledge for sailing at the intermediate level for keelboats 30 ft to 42 ft.  You will gain and strengthen core competencies. To gain the Skipper Rank, you’ll need to also complete the Maneuvering Under Power NauticEd Course and up to 4 days of on-the water practical training

The Bareboat Charter Master Certification prepares you for your sailing vacation anywhere in the world. This certificate bundles 6 courses to provide you comprehensive knowledge to gain an SLC, the International Sailing License and Credential, a recreational sailing license valid for all yacht charter companies worldwide. To gain an SLC, you must obtain the California Boaters Card. (NASBLA State Boater License).

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The Only Sailing Education Body Recognized by the US Coast Guard and NASBLA as meeting the American National Standards.

Contact us about getting started today!