Private Sailing Lessons & Certifications

Combines Comprehensive On-Line Learning with Private On-The-Water Sailing Lessons

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

Why we only do private sailing lessons: Typical weekend sailing courses have you sitting in a classroom for 50% of the time. The other 50% you’re on the water, taking what you just heard and applying 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.

Lack of confidence is the biggest obstacle to feeling secure sailing your own boat We often see new buyers who have taken traditional sailing classes requiring more confidence building and fine tuning of basic skills like docking and maneuvering under power. We developed our private sailing lesson offerings so you can work at your own speed and focus on the areas you need to refine.

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 and 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 luxury of moving at your pace and focusing on areas you want to improve in and build your confidence quickly.
  2. Choose the level of competency or goal you have for your training and Contact Us so we can get you started on your sailing competency.

NauticEd 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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If you’re moving to a catamaran or chartering a catamaran, this is the course for you. Learn the essential differences between sailing a monohull and a catamaran. This lesson will help build your  confidence and skill set. It includes an interactive experiential online game to practice maneuvering in a marina.

The International Sailing License and Credentials (SLC) is a recreational license valid for yacht charter companies worldwide including Europe and the Seychelles. To gain an SLC, you need to pass the online theory courses for bareboat chartering. You will be required to demonstrate sailing skills according to established standards.

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

A large selection of multimedia online and mobile device sailing courses designed for complete beginners through advanced training. All of the NauticEd courses surpass international standards for instruction.

Contact us about getting started today!