Bareboat Charter Master / BBCM

 
The Esperanza waterfront, on the Island of Vieques in the Spanish Virgin Islands

The Esperanza waterfront, on the Island of Vieques in the Spanish Virgin Islands

Why Bareboat Charter Master?

For many sailors, the prime motivation for pursuing the sport of sailing is to take a sailing vacation in an exotic location - Tonga, the Seychelles, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, just to name a few.  With the Bareboat Charter Master Course and Certification, you'll gain the confidence, competence, and the credentials to do just that.

How to Gain the BBCM Rank

Prerequisite: NauticEd Skipper Rank, or ASA 103, US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification, or equivalent experience. Please contact us to discuss your level of experience prior to registering for this course.

  1. Complete the NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master bundle of courses.

  2. Get training and get your practical competency verified. Join one of our Sail Training Adventures to complete the training and assessment for the BBCM rank. See this link, BBCM Rubrics, to see exactly what the training and assessment covers. If you have experience and can execute the skills in the rubrics, get your practical competency verified with a one-day assessment - contact us for details.

  3. Log 50 days sailing in the free online sailing logbook, and you'll receive the Bareboat Charter Master Rank Level III, accepted by Dream Yacht Charter, The Moorings, Sunsail, and charter companies around the world.

The beach bar at Petite St. Vincent, The Grenadines

The beach bar at Petite St. Vincent, The Grenadines

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island

Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island

Culebrita, Spanish Virgin Islands

Culebrita, Spanish Virgin Islands

Sunrise at Bahia Agua Verde, Sea of Cortez

Sunrise at Bahia Agua Verde, Sea of Cortez

Practical On The Water Training and Evaluation

This course is all about multi-day voyages, the kind you'll want to do on your own.  You'll learn passage planning and provisioning, navigation, anchoring and mooring, and how to handle systems and maneuvers under sail and power, on a large sailboat, on multi-day voyages.  

Course Options Include:

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Includes Bareboat Charter Master bundle of Courses from NauticEd

State of the art online training includes the Skipper Course bundle plus Bareboat Charter, Coastal Navigation, Anchoring a Sailboatr, and Electronic Navigation.  Includes lifetime access to course materials.  Complete the online course materials prior to beginning your on the water training.

Includes:

  • NauticEd membership, and lifetime access to courses purchased

  • NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master bundle of Courses

  • Free online Logbook and Resume - you need this for that BVI charter you're thinking of...

  • Free TrackLink App - makes adding to your sailing resume automatic and easy

  • 3 days of on the water training, 18 hours total

  • Introduction to Newport Beach charter companies

  • Guranteed Practical Competency

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.  

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Guaranteed Practical Competency

We really want you to have the skills - we know that you do too.  And we have high standards - actually, the highest standards.

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 (we hope that happens the first time), you can keep coming back for additional practical instruction, on the water, at no additional charge.  See all the fine print at this link: Guaranteed Practical Competency.

Here's what this guarantee means:  when you get the certification, it'll be because you've shown us you that you have the knowledge, you can apply it on the water, and you can really sail the boat!