Boat Owner Masterclass

Preparation | Immersion | Confidence

24° 33' 53.09" N 81° 44' 09.66" W

About This Class

If you have recently purchased a boat, are awaiting delivery of a new boat, or are considering making sailing a major part of your lifestyle, this Masterclass is for you!  Bluesail has developed a stepped-approach to ensure new boat owners have all the foundational elements for becoming responsible and competent mariners.  This clinic is not for the faint-of-heart, and is the most in-depth clinic offered.  You and the crew of your choice will be fully immersed in our 3-week training program covering everything from terminology and points of sail to foul weather tactics, charting, boat maintenance, and everything in between.  

All Classes Include:

  • 10 online training courses for up to 2 students

  • eLogbook

  • All onboard running expenses (fuel, oil, electricity, etc.)

  • Bed/bath linens, kitchenware, cookware

  • Instructor/USCG Licensed Captain

  • Lodging

  • 150+ logged and verified training hours with a USCG Licensed Captain

  • 3 weeks of training split into either three 1-week sessions or two 10.5-day sessions

Excludes:

  • Airfare and ground transportation

  • Food, beverages, drinking water

Prerequisites:

  • None

Bluesail Owner Masterclass Certificate Includes:

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 114

  • NauticEd Large Keelboat Rank

  • NauticEd Catamaran Endorsement

Pricing:

  • 1 - 2 Students:  $39,945 + 7.5% tax

  • 3 - 4 Students:  $42,945 + 7.5% tax

 

Lesson Plan

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Preparation

Securing insurance coverage can be the most painful part of purchasing a boat, especially if you don't have adequate experience with an accredited instructor and licensed USCG Captain.  Most boat owners can expect to submit at least the following in order to be considered for coverage:

  • 150+ hrs logged and verified experience

  • Logged sea time with a Captain on similar vessel type

  • USCG Captain sign-off verifying competency

Bluesail's Boat Owner Masterclass is designed to ensure you have the highest likelihood of securing insurance coverage as quickly as possible.  Showing preparedness and competency in the eyes of the insurance underwriter will ensure your boat isn't left sitting at the dock waiting for you to log enough time to secure coverage.

Each masterclass includes the use of assessment tools developed by NauticEd.  Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), and independently verified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), NauticEd's assessment standards make up the foundation of the Boat Owner Masterclass curriculum.

 

NASBLA is recognized by the United States Coast Guard as an official national entity to serve as a third-party independent reviewer to verify boating courses against the American National Standards for On-Water Recreational Boating Skills.

VERIFIED

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Endorsements

Understanding the theory behind why sailors do what they do, and how a sailor utilizes certain gear, equipment, and techniques is critical to becoming a competent mariner.  When you complete the Boat Owner Masterclass through Bluesail you'll get the opportunity to earn a number of endorsements that showcase your practical knowledge and mastery of certain areas of the training clinic.  Those endorsements include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Anchoring

  • Maneuvering Under Power

  • First Aid

  • Tides

  • Flare Operation

  • Crew Overboard

  • Knots

  • Night Sailing

  • Diesel Engines

  • VHF Radio

  • Weather

  • Heavy Weather

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OUR
TEAM

Our team of qualified instructors and United States Coast Guard Licensed Captains will be with you every step of the way.  They will be there to ensure your one-on-one individualized training in the beautiful Florida Keys adequately prepares you and your family to safely operate your own vessel.

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Online Coursework

Theory-based coursework is the foundation of the Bluesail Boat Owner Masterclass.  Each custom training clinic includes 10 online courses, each produced by NauticEd.  The courses are available to view on either a computer or mobile device, are yours to keep for life, and include exams at the end of each section to ensure you master the most important theories.  Learn your way with interactive tools, videos, and text to aid in advancing your overall understanding so that when you arrive for your first day you can practice what you've already mastered.  Coursework includes the following:

  • Sail Trim

  • Anchoring & Mooring

  • Navigation Rules

  • Maneuvering Under Power

  • Catamaran Sailing

  • Storm Tactics

  • Coastal Navigation

  • Skipper Large Keelboat

  • Electronic Navigation

  • Weather

 

GETTING STARTED

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TESTIMONIAL

"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL FOR LEARNING TO SAIL.  NUMBER OF STUDENTS IS FEW ENOUGH TO HAVE ALMOST UNDIVIDED ATTENTION FOR INSTRUCTION."

EUGENE AND NATALIYA C. VIA TRIPADVISOR