Sailing Skill Endorsements

Wing and wing with the asymmetrical cruising spinnaker

 

Focused Sailing Skill Training

Here we offer focused skill training in special areas for more experienced sailors. This is an opportunity to get really good at Docking (Maneuvering Under Power), Crew Overboard Rescue Maneuvers, Anchoring and many other skill sets. You’ll work on new and innovative methods that most sailors don’t learn for years and might never learn at all through their own trial and error. Scroll down for more about the How and Why of these Sailing Skill Endorsements

Sailing Skill Endorsements are available both locally, in the LA/Long Beach Harbor area, and on our off-shore Sailing Adventures. See below for more.

Sailing Skill Endorsements Available in LA/Long Beach, CA:

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Sailing Skill Endorsements Available on Sail Training Adventures:

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  • Cruising Catamaran Operations - available on Sail Training Adventures

  • Dinghy Operation - available on Sail Training Adventures

  • Heavy Weather Experience - available on Sail Training Adventures, depending on conditions

  • Night Time Sailing Operations - available on some Sail Training Adventures

  • Offshore Passage making (60 miles in one go) - available on some Sail Training Adventures

  • Offshore Passage making (200 miles + full overnight sailing) - in development

  • On Board Chef - in development

Skill Endorsements - How and Why

First off, it is your practical skills and your resume that will get you wherever you want to go in the world of sailing. These endorsements, completed at Santana Sailing, show on your on-line resume with NauticEd. That’s how you complete the charter company’s request for your resume, or impress the yacht captain you want to do that delivery with.

This is sail training to the third power: you’ll get coaching, powerful short cuts, and gain proficiency from an expert sailor who is also an expert trainer. Your growth in sailing skills will be exponential. Over two decades of instruction we’ve been able to determine the best methods to perform these skills and the best ways to teach them - because we’ve seen everything you can imagine go wrong a hundred different ways. And you know what? We still love doing it!

As a result, we can show you the tricks of the trade, teach you what works, AND, let you make the mistakes you need to make in order to really learn - with the instructor right there to catch you.

Learn to Sail and Cruise Classes Available in Long Beach, CA:

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  Anchoring 1

Anchoring 1

 
  Night sailing and navigation on the way to Catalina

Night sailing and navigation on the way to Catalina

Backing in to the quay