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Unforgettable private and small group sailing training clinics departing from beautiful Key West and The Florida Keys

Learn to Sail

Progressive education using modern technology

Learn to sail with our accredited sailing education program through NauticEd. Unlike any other program offered in the market today, the NauticEd curriculum and licensure process adheres to the U.S. Coast Guard approved American National Standard for sailing

Whether you are new to sailing, a current or future boat owner, or an experienced mariner looking to take your skills to the next level, Bluesail's training clinics have you covered.

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Sailing Academy NauticEd online courses for Bluesail learn to sail program

Competence vs. Certifications

While certifications are helpful, as a sailor what really are you looking to accomplish?  Are you looking to increase your competency and knowledge, or pass a test to obtain a certificate?

Bluesail combines online theory-based coursework with customized practical on-the-water training to create a comprehensive sailing resume that meets the requirements of insurance underwriters and bareboat charter operators around the world.  Most importantly though, our step-based approach to learning ensures you achieve a level of competency necessary so you, your friends, and family can safely enjoy being out on the water. 

TRAINING CLINICS

Introduction to Sailing

Skipper Large Keelboat

The Bluesail Skipper Large Keelboat clinic offers training options from 3 to 7 days in length and is a perfect fit for both the beginner or intermediate sailor.  Clinics are offered on a beautiful 2016 Dufour 382GL monohull cruising sailboat, located at the award-winning Perry Hotel & Marina Key West.

Includes:

  • 3+ NauticEd online training courses

  • FREE TrackLink app and eLogbook

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

  • Bed/bath linens, kitchenware, cookware

  • Accredited Instructor/USCG Licensed Captain

  • Drinking water

Excludes:

  • Lodging

  • Food and beverages

  • Airfare and ground transportation

Prerequisites:

  • None

hull of a sailboat for Bluesail sailing academy
 

GET YOUR SAILING LICENSE

 

SLC LICENSURE ASSESSMENT

Globally accepted sailing license

The 8-10 hour assessment is a comprehensive practical evaluation where you will demonstrate mastery of the licensure requirements under the NauticEd Sailing License & Credentials (SLC) rubrics in addition to answer ad hoc questions while underway.  Take the ultimate challenge with a 1-day assessment or add up to 5 days of refresher clinics and training before taking the SLC Assessment.

This clinic includes:

  • Training and assessment on a 2016 Dufour 382

  • Bed/bath linens, kitchenwares, running expenses

  • Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain and NauticEd Sailing Instructor

  • Accredited NauticEd SLC Assessor

Prerequisites:

  • 35 logged and verified days of sailing a monohull of at least 28 feet or longer

  • Successful completion of NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master bundle of online coursework

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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