As the Skipper of the vessel, you’re in command.  The crew look to you to lead and guide them in whatever situation you encounter.  Whether it’s calling for another reef in building winds, gybing with 6-8 foot waves off the stern quarter, or returning home and docking at night … the next step is your call.

In the Basic Cruising course, with Skipper certification, you will learn to handle just such situations and lead your crew with confidence. This is where the dream becomes reality.

Prerequisites: NauticEd Skipper Small Keelboat (SSKB) certification,
Private, Semi-Private (small group) training, with discounts for couples
Guaranteed Practical Competency
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Basic Cruising Skipper Certification

Practical On The Water Training

Using the Skipper Certification rubrics, the Basic Cruising / Skipper Course builds on the knowledge and skill from the Basic Sailing Course. You’ll refine your tacking and gybing, get more comfortable with maneuvers under sail in close quarters, and become proficient in crew overboard rescue maneuvers. Practical navigation and anchoring skills, and more advanced maneuvering under power is all a part of your on the water training. You’ll be ready for day sail charters, and you’ll get the foundation you need for Bareboat Charter Master certification. Download the Skipper Rubrics Here so you can see exactly what the training focuses on.

Basic Cruising Skipper Certification

Pre-requisite –  Skipper Course bundle from NauticEd

This is a state-of-the-art online training course that you complete at your own pace.  Topics include Weather and Sea Conditions, Electrical Systems, Diesel Engine, Rigging and Sails, Rules and Safety, Slip Departure and Return, Sailing, Communications, Navigation, Anchoring and Mooring, and Safety and Emergencies, Maneuvering Under Power. Includes lifetime access to course materials.

Click HERE for information about this course through NauticEd

Once you’ve complete the Skipper Course bundle thru NauticEd, you’ll be ready to schedule your on-the-water (OTW) training.

OTW Training includes:

Free NauticEd TrackLink App – makes adding to your sailing resume automatic and easy
Private and Semi-Priviate (Small group) training, with discounts for couples
3 days of on the water training, 18 hours total
Guranteed Practical Competency

OTW Training Fees:

Private – $1295; 3 days of on-the-water trainings, 6 hour sessions
Semi private – $725; we’ll pair you with 2 or 3 other students
Couples – $1595; you and your partner learn together; each required to complete the NauticEd Skipper Bundle of online courses

American National Standard – Sail

Our training methodology meets the On-Water Recreational Boating Skills Standard – SAIL, the newly released 2017 American National Standard for on-water instruction in entry-level recreational sailboat operation.

Guaranteed Practical Competency

We really want you to have the skills – we know that you do too. That’s why our policy is that until we can absolutely, positively, check off on your practical abilities according to the ANSI sailing training and assessment standards, you can keep coming back for additional practical instruction, on the water, at no additional charge.