Learn to Sail and Cruise With Nautical Ventures

Nautical Ventures is a NauticEd Sailing School, combining state of the art sail training, the highest certification standards in the business, and a guarantee of practical competency.

Whether your desire is to sail in local regatta’s or make the leap into long-distance, offshore cruising, we help build your competence and confidence to be the Adventurer you dream of.


What We Offer

State of the art online and practical sail training methodology
You will earn the confidence and competence to fulfill your sailing dreams


Sailing Certification Ranks recognized at Sunsail, The Moorings, and other charter companies around the world

The International SLC™ so you can charter in Europe & the Mediterranean

Practical Endorsements for skills such as Spinnaker, Anchoring, Catamaran, Maneuvering Under Power, Crew Overboard Rescue, and more

California training and certification venues include San Diego, Dana Point, Newport Beach,and Channel Islands. International sailing adventures include exciting destinations such as nearby Mexico on the Sea of Cortez, Croatia, Greece, France, Italy and Sicily.

2019 Sail Training Adventures – live aboard experiences on the stunning Sea of Cortez (January thru March), and  the Amalfi Coast of Italy (May).  Local excursions throughout the beautiful Channel Islands – Santa Catalina to Santa Cruz (various cruises and tailored workshops scheduled throughout the year)

Lifetime access to the NauticEd sail training curriculum

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State of The Art Training

Nautical Ventures is a NauticEd Sailing School. We extend your current skill set and expertise, at whatever level, with our practical on-the-water training methodology, which is combined with state of the art online knowledge training which meets the American National Standards (ANSI) for sailing training and assessment. Start checking it out with 2 Free NauticEd sailing courses right HERE.

Guaranteed Practical Competency

You’re here for the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to accomplish your sailing dream. And so, until and unless you decide that sailing just isn’t for you, you can keep coming back for additional practical instruction, on the water, at no additional charge until we can absolutely, positively, check off on your practical abilities according to the ANSI sailing training and assessment standards. More details HERE.

Get Tuned Up, Build Your Resume, and Go International

The certification ranks we offer, from Qualified Crew Member to Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master, Captain Rank, and the International SLC, are designed to help you get from where you are in the world of sailing to where you want to be. Your certifications, combined with your experience and sailing resume, are the keys.

Getting Tuned Up
Have you come part way up the certification ladder with US Sailing or ASA? Already have your Bareboat Certification but feel rusty? Want Catamaran experience and Certification?

Finish your sailing education and skill development here with the most rigorous standards, and the Bareboat Charter Master Certification and Catamaran endorsement that is accepted around the world. Get a refresher for your upcoming charter, or get your Bareboat Charter Master Certification in San Diego, Dana Point, Newport Beach or on one of our 2019 Sail Training Adventures.

Building Your Sailing Resume
Nautical Ventures will help you set up and leverage the free NauticEd online logbook, resume, and TrackLink app that will add to your online resume with a couple of taps on your iPhone. The certifications and endorsements you receive are posted in your online resume, and the link can be sent to anyone who needs it.

Getting Your International SLC
Are you planning to charter in Spain, Italy, Croatia or elsewhere in the Med? Get your Internationl SLC License by passing the exams online, and prep for and take the practical evaluation on the water.  And when you book your charter with NauticEd, they can pre-clear your license with the Yacht Charter Company for you.