Basic Cruising / Skipper Certification
It's your call Skipper. We're down to the first reef on the main and headsail. The wind is building, and she has her shoulder down waiting for more. What's the next step?
In the Basic Cruising course, with Skipper certification, you will learn to handle just this kind of situation with confidence. This is where the magic starts to happen.
Prerequisites: SSKB certification, ASA 101, US Sailing Basic Keelboat, or equivalent experience
Small group training, with discounts for 2-together / couples
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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.
Includes Skipper Course bundle from NauticEd
State of the art online training 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. Complete this course prior to beginning your on the water training.
NauticEd membership, and lifetime access to courses purchased
NauticEd Skipper Course
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
Small group training, with discounts for couples
3 days of on the water training, 18 hours total
Guranteed Practical Competency
Semi private - $775; we'll pair you with 1 or 2 other students; 3 days of on the water training, 6 hour sessions
2-Together / Couples - $1395; you and your buddy / partner learn together; 3 days of on the water training, 6 hour sessions
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. 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!