To be a confident and competent sailor, you need theoretical knowledge and practical skills. A valid and organized resume/certificate enables you to document these accomplishments. NauticEd provides it all automatically with high-tech software.

Theory
With over a dozen multimedia online and mobile friendly sailing courses for complete beginners to advance training—all surpassing international standards, NauticEd provides interactive theoretical training and online testing to ensure you gain the appropriate knowledge.

Practical
NauticEd utilizes a global network of practical training sailing schools such as Parasailor USA in St Petersburg, FL to help you obtain and document on-the-water practical skills.

Resume/Certification
It is well known that you don’t need a certification to charter a yacht, you need a properly documented resume that makes the insurance company and the yacht charter company comfortable that you will not cause harm the boat, people, or property.

With proprietary software, NauticEd combines your theoretical sailing courses with your logged practical experience and all your other sailing accomplishments into a globally recognized sailing resume which automatically grows as you learn and sail. As you reach milestones, certificates of accomplishment are awarded that indicate to you and demonstrate to others that you are competent to a particular level. Every yacht charter company world-wide accepts the NauticEd sailing resume and certification.

International Sailing License - Contact Parasailor to get your SLC
In addition to an acceptable sailing resume, European countries require a sailing license that has been endorsed by the home country of the sailor. A sailing license is NOT a certification. NauticEd’s SLC is a recognized and accepted sailing license for Europe and the Mediterranean. The SLC has strict requirements and high standards. Students must complete the Bareboat Charter Master bundle of courses and pass a strict on-the-water assessment of their advanced bareboat worthy skills.

Parasailor USA Sailing School are able to administer the practical assessment portion of the SLC. We are also experts at giving you the right practical training and/or brush ups so that you can pass the SLC assessment.

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Qualified Crew Course

This is a comprehensive crew training program which integrates our practical training with NauticEd’s theory courses and internationally recognized resume and certification system.

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This training is for those wanting to learn the fundamentals of sailing and contribute as a crew member.

This rank is ideal for spouses who want to be a helpful part of the sailing experience without necessarily learning the finer details and have sufficient knowledge to act in an emergency situation.

This training can be combined with the Skipper Large Keelboat Course.

Skipper Large Keelboat Course




Training Includes:

  • NauticEd Skipper and Maneuvering Under Power online courses

  • FREE Basic Sail Trim course and FREE Navigation Rules course

  • FREE NauticEd electronic online logbook

  • 16 hours over 3 days of on-the-water practical instruction covering topics such as sailing, tacking, gybing, reefing, the set of the sails, maneuvering in close quarters, navigation rules, sail trim, helming, docking

Certification
Upon successful demonstration of competence, you will receive the NauticEd internationally recognized Skipper Rank Level I certificate and rank.

Pricing starts @ $1,495, then $195 for each additional person. 

Expectations
At the end of this course, you will start to feel confident with your knowledge and abilities to skipper and crew on a larger keelboat close to your home port.

Bareboat Charter Master Course

This training is for those wanting to skipper a charter boat on a sailing vacation.

Training Includes:

  • NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master Bundle of Courses including Skipper, Maneuvering Under Power, Anchoring, Coastal Navigation, Electronic Navigation, and Bareboat Chartering online courses

  • FREE Basic Sail Trim Course and FREE Navigation Rules course

  • FREE NauticEd electronic online logbook

  • 18 hours of on-the-water practical instruction covering bareboat charter relevant topics such as sailing a charter type boat, maneuvering in close quarters, reefing a roller furling mainsail, using chart plotters, sailboat systems, international sailing rules, international customs clearing, picking up mooring balls, pre-charter boat inspections, battery power management, fridge and freezer management, docking and springing, crew leadership

Certification
Upon completion of the theory courses, logging of appropriate on-the-water experience, and demonstration of competence, you will receive the NauticEd internationally recognized Bareboat Charter Master Rank with the Practical Competence Verification Stamp. This allows you to charter yachts worldwide (there are some additional requirements for the Mediterranean with which we can help).

Pricing starts @ $2,495, the $395 for each additional person.

Expectations
At the end of this training and upon practical competence sign-off, you will feel confident with your knowledge and abilities to skipper and lead a crew on an international bareboat yacht charter sailing vacation.

Catamaran Endorsemen Course




Training Includes:

  • NauticEd Catamaran Sailing Confidence online course

  • FREE Basic Sail Trim online course and FREE Navigation Rules course

  • FREE NauticEd electronic online logbook

  • 12 hours over two days of on-the-water practical instruction covering operations of a large catamaran. Relevant topics such as preparation to leave, communication with your crew, eloquently getting in and out of the dock, maneuvering in the marina, mediterranean mooring a large cat, and of course sailing a large catamaran are covered.

Requirements
We expect that you have previous sailing experience and that you log that experience into the NauticEd logbook.

Endorsement
Upon completion of the theory courses, logging of appropriate on-the-water experience, and demonstration of catamaran competence, you will receive the NauticEd internationally recognized Catamaran Endorsement. This allows you to charter catamarans worldwide (there are some additional requirements for the Mediterranean with which we can help).

Pricing starting @ $2,995.

Expectations
At the end of this training and upon practical competence sign-off, you will feel confident with your knowledge and abilities to skipper and lead a crew on a large catamaran.