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NauticEd Affiliated Sailing Schools in TX

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Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, with two free sailing courses and sailing resume, and then use the skilled in-house sailing instructors from the following sailing schools to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency. Yacht Charter Companies worldwide accept and acknowledge the NauticEd Sailing Certification. Read more..

  • Discovery Sailing - Marriots Cove
  • In Slocum's Wake Sailing - Halifax

Discovery Sailing - Marriots Cove NS

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Discovery Sailing is a RYA Training Center located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. The center offers the entire RYA Sail Cruising Scheme, from the 2 day Start Yachting, through Day Skipper to Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean. All of the on-the-water courses are live-aboard and anchored at a mooring or at a dock in a very nice spot.

RYA Live Aboard Courses

  • Start Yachting Course
  • Competent Crew
  • Day Skipper Course
  • Coastal Skipper Course

RYA Class Room Courses

  • Day Skipper Theory
  • Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory
  • Celestial Navigation and World-wide Meteorology


RYA Online Courses

  • Essential Navigation and Seamanship
  • Day Skipper Theory
  • Yachtmaster Theory Online
  • Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
  • Professional Practice and Responsibilities

RYA Exam Prep

  • Yachtmaster Exam Prep

Nova Scotia Sea School - Lunenburg NS

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The Nova Scotia Sea School provides transformational learning opportunities guided by the spirit of the sea and adventure that ensures access for everyone to discover the values of leadership, courage, generosity, resiliency, environmental stewardship, humor and community. At NS Sea School, you become part of a devoted and diverse crew of participants, instructors, volunteers and friends providing meaningful connections that last far beyond the voyage itself.

The Sea School Programs

  • Sailing Adventures
  • Wooden Boat Sailing
  • Wooden Boat-Building Courses
  • Instructor Training
  • Professional Development Adventures
  • Team-Building Programs
  • Surfboard Shaping Classes

Cape Breton Sailing School - St. Peter's NS

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Cape Bretons Sailing School offers sailing lessons on their well equiped C&C 37. The school is based in St Peters Marina in Nova Scotia and the marina is well sheltered and offers fantastic facilities for students booked for a course. The school provides individual attention and pecialize in custom private courses for individuals, couples, families and small groups

Sail Canada Programs

  • Basic Cruising Standard

Cape Breton School  Programs

  • Intermediate Cruising Course
  • Corporate Charter (Team Building)
  • Docking
  • Spinnaker Handling
  • Rig and Sail Tuning
  • Boat Maintenance
  • Private Courses

Bedford Basin Yacht Club (BBYC) - Bedford NS

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Established in 1953, Bedford Basin Yacht Club (BBYC) is located at the head of the Bedford Basin in Bedford. BBYC is a family and community oriented yacht club with an emphasis on sailing, racing and sail training programs for juniors and adults. The Bedford Basin Yacht Club’s (BBYC) Learn to Sail program is Sail Canada’s 2016 Sail Training Program of the Year. The clubhouse is available to members and non-members for business functions and social events. They also offer Marina, Moorings and Marine Services and have both a marina, moorings, dry sail yard and dinghy ramp to suit boats and yachts of all sizes.

BBYC Programs

  • Adult Sailing
  • Cansail Dinghies
  • Start Keelboat Sailing
  • Keelboat Learn to Race
  • Private Lessons
  • Women's Weekend Workshops
  • Group / Private Events

Nova Sail - Halifax NS

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Nova Sail offers sailing claases for beginner or an advanced sailor, looking to learn navigation and sailing theory or to get practical hands-on sailing experience, All courses offered are based on the Sail Canada curriculum, and can certify you from introductory to advanced levels. Nova Sail classroom can teach and certify you in VHF radio PCOC, navigation and cruising. At sea, you will have the opportunity to complete sailing passages while putting your classroom knowledge to use to navigate, conduct boat-handling maneuvers, and respond safely to various emergency situations.

Sail Canada Programs

  • Basic Crew Standard
  • Basic Cruising Standard
  • Intermediate Crew Standard
  • Intermediate Cruising Standard
  • Advanced Crew Standard
  • Advanced Cruising Standard


Other Programs

  • ICC International Certificate of Competence
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC)
  • VHF Radio Operation

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In Slocum's Wake Sailing (ISW) - Halifax NS

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In Slocum's Wake (ISW) Sailing is a Sail Canada member school and RYA recognized training centre that is offering courses in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. They offer theoretical and practical sail training in an atmosphere that is conducive to adult learning. If you are looking for professional nstruction to increase your knowledge and confidence on the water for pleasure or you are pursuing commercial Yachtmaster qualifications to enter or work in the superyacht or charter boat industry, In Slocum's Wake can provide that learning environment.

RYA Shore Based Classroom

  • Essential Navigation and Safety
  • Day Skipper Theory
  • Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Theory
  • Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

RYA Online Courses

  • Day Skipper
  • Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore
  • Yachtmaster Ocean


NauticEd Programs

RYA Practical Courses

  • Day Skipper Practical
  • International Certificate of Competency & CEVNI Exams

Other Programs

  • Yachtmaster Examination Preparation Course
  • Cruising Instructor Course

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