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Southwest Sailing - NauticEd Certifications

  1. Choose your NauticEd online lesson bundle below.

  2. Complete the online courses and exams.

  3. Schedule your on-the-water instruction and exam.

(Check our Calendar for Available Dates)


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NauticEd Two Free Online Sailing Lessons!


Get instant access to 2 FREE online sailing courses:

1)  How Sails Work-Basic Sail Trim Course.  2) Sailing "Rules of the Road"


NauticEd Free Online Tools and Apps


Free apps and tools to improve your sailing and help manage your sailing life.

Sail Trim.  Catamaran Maneuvering App. Online Log Book AND MORE!


First On the Water Sailing Lesson


Casual 3 hour introductory sailing lesson.  $300 for 1 student.  $450 for 2.

Get prepared by taking TWO FREE Online Sailing Lessons.  They will get you ready to take the helm and feel the wind, water and sails work together.


NauticEd Qualified Crew Rank


Learn sailing basics and how to contribute as crew on 25-30ft keel boats.  Learn the lines, knots, sailing terms, sail trim, sailing safety, rules of the road and more.

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NauticEd Skipper Small Keel Boat


Includes all Qualified Crew skills plus basics of boat rigging, navigation, boat systems and skills to confidently and competently Skipper a keel boat up to 25 ft.

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NauticEd Skipper Large Keel Boat


Includes all the Small Keel Boat skills plus additional maneuvering in marinas, and the Maneuvering under Power Clinic to prepare you to sail 25-3keelboats.

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NauticEd Bare Boat Charter Master


BBCM - Our best value and ideal for anyone considering a Bare Boat Charter. BBCM Sailing Certification is accepted by major charter companies world wide.


NauticEd Captain Rank


Our most comprehensive package. Includes BBCM + 9 courses.  Pass these tests and log 50 days sailing experience and earn NauticEd Captain Level III Rank.

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NauticEd International Sailing Credential - SLC


Sailing License and Credentials - SLC - is a sailing license accepted for bareboat yacht chartering in the Mediterranean, including Croatia.

(pre-requisite BBCM + on water practical exam).


On the water Practical Exam


After completion of your online lessons all NauticEd certifications require practical on the water demonstration of rubrics based performance requirements.  $100/hr, minimum 3 hours, includes boat and instructor time.


Docking & Maneuvering Under Power


27 practical exercises, only $39 online + 3 Instructor Hours (3hrs@$100/hr) aboard 27'+ diesel powered sailboat.  Have your own boat?  CALL for discount.  Build competency maneuvering in tight marinas, backing into your slip, docking in high winds.

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