Get Your SLC Mediterranean Sailing License

 

Going on a sailing vacation in Greece, Italy, Croatia, Spain, France, Turkey? You need the SLC. In the past you needed the ICC (International Certificate of Competence), something that was very difficult for North Americans to obtain, as there are very few RYA schools (1 in the USA and 3 in Canada) able to issue it.    

Now, the NauticEd SLC is accepted as a valid sailing license for bareboat chartering by all port authorities and yacht charter companies operating in the Mediterranean.  Santana Sailing is authorized to conduct the practical on-the-water sailing skills assessment for the SLC, a process which takes approximately 6 hours to complete. Marc Hughston, an accomplished sailor and experienced instructor, will be your assessor.


Qualifications and Process to Gain the SLC

Gaining the SLC is a straightforward process that requires completion of online courses and tests, a government issued boater license, practical sailing experience, an on-the-water assessment, an optional catamaran endorsement, and the payment of fees for all of the above.

NauticEd has published the detailed qualifications and process to follow in this blog, How to Gain Your SLC Mediterranean Sailing License. The assessment utilizes the Bareboat Charter Master (BBCM) and SLC Rubrics - a scoring guide. After you’ve read through the process, come back here for how to get it done with Santana Sailing in the LA / Long Beach / Newport Beach area, or on an upcoming Sail Training Adventure.


Completing Your SLC Assessment With Santana Sailing

The SLC assessment is a comprehensive 6-7 hour on-the-water pass / fail evaluation of your sailing skills. Preparatory training for the assessment is not required, and does not guarantee a pass, but most sailors find the preparatory training extremely valuable. If you are not sure you can back down to a Med-mooring while deploying your anchor in a cross wind, you should consider training with us. The training and assessment for the SLC can be completed several ways, as follows.

In Long Beach, 1 or 2 days

  • One Day Assessment: complete a one day on-the-water assessment in the LA/Long Beach harbor area by selecting one of our scheduled dates, or on a date we’ll arrange with you.

  • Two Day Training and Assessment: Complete back to back training and assessment days on-the-water, selecting dates from the schedule, or on dates we’ll work out with you.

    On Selected Sail Training Adventures

  • Join us on one of the selected multi-day Sail Training Adventures to receive on-the-water training and complete the assessment during a live-aboard experience. Locations include Catalina and the Channel Islands, and the Sea of Cortez.


Long Beach Training and Assessment Schedule

May be combined with 1 day skills refresher course on the water, immediately prior to assessment. You can book additional training days too, but let’s talk first. You may do this on your own boat if you have it in the LA-Orange County-San Diego area. Travel expenses may apply.
Assessor:  Marc Hughston

*PLEASE NOTE:  The 1-day assessment is a comprehensive practical evaluation in which you demonstrate the required skills and respond to questions underway, resulting in a pass or fail for the assessment.  This is not a day of instruction.  We like you and respect you but again, this is not a day of instruction.  On the water practice and preparation in advance is very highly recommended, and we offer that service, but you decide how you will get it done. 

Pricing for Training and Assessment - click the bold blue links below for more details

PICK A DATE BELOW, OR SET YOUR OWN SCHEDULE
Please Contact Us to arrange preparatory training and/or assessment days to fit your schedule. Or, sign up for one of the dates below

UPCOMING DATES - July - December, 2019

July 14, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC ASSESSMENT DAY
July 15, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC ASSESSMENT DAY

July 23, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC TRAINING DAY
July 24, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC ASSESSMENT DAY

August 3, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC TRAINING DAY
August 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC ASSESSMENT DAY

August 14, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC TRAINING DAY
August 15, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC ASSESSMENT DAY

September 24, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC TRAINING DAY
September 25, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC ASSESSMENT DAY

October 10, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC TRAINING DAY
October 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC ASSESSMENT DAY

November 7, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC TRAINING DAY
November 8, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC ASSESSMENT DAY

December 19, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC TRAINING DAY
December 20, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SLC ASSESSMENT DAY

 
 
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Available SLC Sail Training Adventures - Quick Links

What better way to get your SLC than by combining the training and practical assessment on a live-aboard Sail Training Adventure. Follow the links below for details, pricing, and schedule.

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Catalina Night Crossing and Circumnavigation - SLC Training & Assessment

A three and a half day voyage with a night time departure will have us rounding the East End, and arriving to anchor bow and stern at Little Harbor. From there we’ll progress clockwise around Catalina and anchor out 2 more nights as we train and ultimately complete the practical assessment for the SLC. Includes Bareboat Charter Master certification.

Planned route is subject to change depending on conditions to ensure safety of the vessel and crew. Limited to four persons max.

Follow this quick link for pricing, scheduling, and all the details. Then Scroll down!

 
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Channel Islands Cruise - SLC Training & Assessment

A five day voyage with the first full night underway. Itinerary typically includes Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara Island, and Catalina. They say if you can cruise the Northern Channel Islands, you can cruise anywhere. No moorings, no restaurants or stores, you’ll learn how to get there, anchor out, and navigate your way home, all in good style. And, get your SLC practical assessment along the way. Includes Bareboat Charter Master certification.

Planned route is subject to change depending on conditions to ensure safety of the vessel and crew. Limited to four persons max.

Follow this quick link for pricing, scheduling, and details!

 
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Sea of Cortez - SLC Training & Assessment

Eight days and seven nights in some of the most stunning cruising grounds in north America. Departs from and returns to La Paz, Mexico. Catamaran endorsement is available. Includes Bareboat Charter Master certification.

Planned route is subject to change depending on conditions to ensure safety of the vessel and crew. Limited to six persons max.

Follow this quick link for pricing, scheduling, and all the details.

Register / Ask a Question

Please use the form below to register for one of the above dates, for scheduling requests, and to learn more about the SLC.

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