A comprehensive sailing lesson for beginner to intermediate sailors on keelboats 26 ft (8m) and above. If you’re wanting to learn to sail or improve your sailing skills then the Skipper Course is right for you.

Estimated time: 20 hours.

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  • 5-day practical training is included
  • Available immediately online
  • Extensive and essential knowledge for sailing at the beginner / intermediate levels
  • This theory Sailing Course takes approximately 120 – 25 hours of total time to complete
  • Take as long as you need to complete
  • Return as many times as you like to review
  • You may take the tests anytime and as many times as you like
  • Adds the INTERNATIONAL QUALIFIED SKIPPER course endorsement to your Sailing Resume

Course Overview
This course, when combined with practical on-the-water training and assessment at any of our qualified NauticEd schools, is officially approved as meeting the On-Water Recreational Boating Skills Standard – SAIL developed by the United States Coast Guard. It is the only course in the world approved to this high standard.

Course duration
20 – 25 hours of pre-online theory course work + 5 days on water practical

Course Prerequisites

Who should do this course?
The NauticEd International Qualified Skipper course is for those wishing to take sailing a step further. The course covers everything from the outboard engine and maneuvering skills to sail trim and understanding how to be a true leader on a keelboat. It focuses on competency and safety for those wanting to venture off-shore…

Course Outcome
All NauticEd qualifications are competency-based. On the successful completion of the online theory and the practical part of the course, you will receive an INTERNATIONAL QUALIFIED SKIPPER RANK.

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