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Online Sailing Certification and Endorsement Programs Worldwide by NauticEd International Sailing School

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Sailing employs the wind to propel a craft on the surface of the water. The sport of sailing involves a variety of competitive sailing formats that are sanctioned through various sailing federations and yacht clubs. Same is the case with sailing certifications and training. NauticEd is an eLearning and sailing resume company. NauticEd helps beginner to advanced sailors get educated and build their sailing resume through highly interactive multimedia courses, a cloud based electronic logbook and access to over 500 sailing schools worldwide.

NauticEd is also an approved RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Training Center delivering the RYA DAY Skipper Course.

The sailing resume algorithm matches the students passed coursework, practical logged time and practical verification by sailing instructors.

NauticEd provides access to gaining the highly regarded International Certificate of Competence (ICC) required for sailors in European Waters.

Yacht charter companies worldwide accept and acknowledge the NauticEd Sailing Certification. Read the Nauticed Sailing Certification FAQ here.

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DID YOU KNOW?
NauticEd is a U.S. Coast Guard Recognized Sailing Training Company AND 100% of Yacht charter companies worldwide accept the NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master Certification. NauticEd is also recognized by RYA for Day Skipper Theory Online Course.

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Training Programs

NauticEd Free Online Sailing Courses


  • Navigation Rules Clinic (40 Minutes): This FREE online sailing lesson is a great refresher course for EVERYONE. Take this FREE course now and check out how simple and easy it is to take a NauticEd online sailing course.
  • Basic Sail Trim Course (30 minutes): Whether you're learning to sail, or you're an advanced sailor, take this FREE mini sailing course now - it will take you about 30 minutes to get through the material. The basic concepts of sail trim are explained using multimedia interactive html5 animation technology, meaning you'll have various trim controls at your mouse tip and you'll be watching wind effects right in front of your eyes on your computer screen.
  • Get two FREE sailing courses and a FREE sailor’s logbook when you create a new student account now - for FREE!

Online Courses - NauticEd Sailing Courses

  • Anchoring A Sailboat Clinic (4 hours): Whether you are sailing your own vessel in coastal waters or chartering in the Caribbean or beyond, knowing how to safely and effectively anchor is one of the most essential and liberating skills you can have.
  • Bareboat Charter Clinic (5 hours): Taking a sailing vacation? All hands on deck - this is the Bareboat Charter course for you and ALL of your crew. Make your charter sailing trip more enjoyable by getting ALL the bareboat charter tips you'll need.
  • Yacht Charter Crew Course: Going on a yacht charter? As a crew member? Want to contribute? - This course teaches yacht charter crew the basics of operations on board a yacht charter. If you're planning on being on charter, take this course.
  • Catamaran Sailing Confidence Clinic (3 hours): Learn the essential differences between sailing a monohull and a catamaran. This lesson will give you the confidence. It includes an interactive experiential online game to practice maneuvering in a marina. (Also available in French & Portuguese)
  • Coastal Navigation Clinic (10 hours): Learn to navigate your sailboat. If you plan on sailing off shore or are taking a sailing vacation, you need this course.
  • Maneuvering Under Power Clinic (3 hours): An absolutely essential maneuvering and docking course that will save you thousands in dents, bumps and scratches at the marina.
  • Qualified Crew Member Course (7 hours): Learn to sail and contribute as a crew member on a keelboat from 25 ft to 55 ft (7.5m to 17m). Learn the lines, knots, sailing terminology, sail trim, helming, and rules of the road plus much more.
  • Sail Trim Clinic (4 hours): Learn the true art and finesse of trimming the sails. This course will teach when to adjust the fairleads, the traveler, the downhaul, the outhaul, the Cunningham, the boom vang.
  • Skipper Course (20 hours): A comprehensive sailing lesson for beginner to intermediate sailors
  • Get two FREE sailing courses and a FREE sailor’s logbook when you create a new student account now - for FREE!

Nationally Recognized On-The-Water Sailing Endorsement

  • Skipper Small Keelboat Course (10-15 hours): Successfully master the art of sailing 18 to 25 ft keelboat. This 10-15 hour interactive course covers everything from the outboard engine and maneuvering skills to sail trim and understanding how to be a true leader on a small keelboat.
  • This course, when combined with practical on-the-water training and assessment at any of the qualified NauticEd schools, is officially approved as meeting the On-Water Recreational Boating Skills Standard - SAIL developed by the U.S. Coast Guard. It is the only course in the world approved to this high standard.
  • Get two FREE sailing courses and a FREE sailor’s logbook when you create a new student account now - for FREE!

Other Online Courses by NauticEd

  • British Virgin Islands Chart Briefing Course: Preparing for your Charter in the British Virgin Islands is an exciting time, yet what should you be doing? Contained within this BVI Chart Briefing is all the information that the charter company will give you in their briefing.
  • Electronic Navigation Course (5 hours): Get the simple inside scoop on how to make the best and proper use of these and understand the vast amount of useful information they present. This is the world's most up to date electronic navigation course.
  • SLC Examination Course: The International Sailing License and Credentials (SLC) is a recreational sailing license valid for all yacht charter companies worldwide including European and the Seychelles companies. To gain an SLC, the candidate must hold a national government boating license (NASBLA State Boater License for U.S. or PCOC for Canadian Citizens), pass an online suite of theoretical knowledge courses and tests appropriate for bareboat chartering, log previous sufficient sailing experience, and demonstrate sailing skills according to internationally established sailing standards.
  • Storm Tactics Clinic (4 hours): This storm tactics course will teach the essentials to keep you and your crew alive.
  • Weather Clinic (7 hours): If you're a real sailor then you need to understand and read the weather. It's as simple as that! Written by the professionals at Clear Point Weather, this is the best weather course available.
  • Safety At Sea Clinic (14 hours): This is a required sailing lesson to gain the NauticEd Captain Rank along with a minimum of 50 days of logged sailing experience.
  • Introductory Celestial Navigation Clinic (5 hours): If you're in any way intrigued with Celestial Navigation, this is the best and simplest celestial navigation course available.
  • Get two FREE sailing courses and a FREE sailor’s logbook when you create a new student account now - for FREE!

RYA / ICC Online Courses

  • RYA Day Skipper Course: If you want to sail in European waters and want your International License, you need the ICC - International Certificate of Competence. This is the theory course and test for the RYA day skipper course which makes you eligible for the ICC. NauticEd is an approved RYA distance Learning Center.

Captain/Skipper Rank Online Courses

  • Skipper Rank: 2 Courses - Skipper & Maneuvering Under Power
  • Bareboat Charter Master Rank6 Courses - Skipper, Maneuvering Under Power, Bareboat Charter, Coastal Navigation, Anchoring a Sailboat
  • NauticEd Captain Rank: 10 Courses - Skipper, Maneuvering Under Power, Bareboat Charter, Coastal Navigation, Sail Trim, Storm Tactics, Weather, Safety at Sea, Anchoring a Sailboat, Electronic Navigation

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Get two FREE sailing courses and a FREE sailor’s logbook (without any obligations) when you create a new student account now - for FREE!

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