What is 3rd Coast's SLC Program?


3rd Coast has teamed-up with NauticEd Sailing School to issue students an internationally recognized Sailing License and Credentials (SLC) allowing you to sail anywhere in the world including Italy, Spain, Croatia, and Greece. The SLC is based on international sailing standards, and is the world's most progressive, innovative, and advanced sail training and certification program approved by The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). 3rd Coast Cruising fulfills the pratical training requirement, and NauticEd's online classes offers you the theory- together you will receive the training you need to get your SLC. Give NauticEd Training a try for FREE More Info about our SLC Program
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What Qualifications Will I Get?


3rd Coast's training and assessment complies with On-Water Recreational Boating Skills, the American National Standard for on-water instruction in entry-level recreational sailboat operation. The American National Standard was funded by the United States Coast Guard in an effort to increase boating safety, and our courses utilize the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) approved Rubric Methodology. What does this mean? Our instructors use the ANSI 'rubric methodology' to objectively assess student performance in our courses. Upon successful completion, students will receive the ANS endorsement on their sailing certification, which signifies that their certification meets USCG practical competence standards. In a nut shell, qualify for your SLC and be able to sail anywhere! More Info PURCHASE SAILING




What Will I Learn?


This program is suitable for all levels. Your study material and practical sailing experiences will include the following:

  • Weather and Sea Conditions
  • Boat Systems
  • Rigging and Sails
  • Collision Prevention
  • Slip Departures and Returns
  • Sailing
  • Communication
  • Navigation: Charts and Marks
  • Navigation: Calculations
  • Navigation: Tides and Current
  • Navigation: Plotting
  • Navigation: Electronic
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Safety and Emergencies
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Difference between our Memberships & Pay-Per-Sail


Depending on your schedule and goals, we have a program for you. The casual, once in awhile sailor should consider our Pay-Per Sail Option or Weekly Club Membership and the serious sailor, interested in Certification and Bareboating, will appreciate the affordability of our Club Membership Plus packages.




New Sailor Recommendations-: Less than 20 hrs of experience or goal is a basic intro to sailing.


Upon completion, you will know sailing basics and have an understanding of what it takes to skipper your own boat. Recommendations:

  • Lighthouse Package (15 hours, on the water training),
OR OR
  • 3rd Mate Membership- 2 Sails per Rolling Month till End of Oct. Schedule Anytime
  • 2nd Mate Membership- 4 Sails per Rolling Month till End of Oct. Schedule Anytime
Difference between Pay-Per-Sail & Club Membership. What we will cover:
  • Weather and Sea Conditions
  • Electrical Systems
  • Auxiliary Power
  • Rigging, Standing and Running
  • Rules of the Road
  • Slip Departure and Return
  • Sailing Communications & Navigation
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Coping with Emergencies
2 FREE Online Courses: You may also take advantage of this freebie regardless of whether you purchase or not!




Intermediate Sailor Recommendations: If you have less than 40 hrs of experience or your goal is to be a competent Crew Member with novice Skipper Skills.


  • Explorer's Membership: More details (Unlimited Club Sails, 18 hours Monohull Bareboating),
  • 20-Week Membership: More details (60 hours, on the water training, Flexible Scheduling, Club Benefits)
  • 10-Week Family Membership- Same as above but you may share with others!
  • Commander's Membership: More details (Unlimited Club Sails, Shareable, 48 hours Monohull bareboating, 3 hours of Catamaran bareboating.)




Advanced Sailor/Bareboat Certification Recommendations: If you have less than 100 hrs of experience or your goal is to get your Skipper Certification


Whether you have lots of seatime but no experience being the Master of a vessel or your goal is to buy a boat or get certified to sail anywhere in the world, our program partnered with NauticEd can train you with everything you need to get you to this level. Recommendations:

  • Commander's Club Membership or higher.
What we will cover:
  • Master of Vessel Training- You will get hands-on leading a boat.
  • Advanced Systems Troubleshooting. Crew Program
  • Weather and Sea Conditions
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Advanced Sail Trim Theory
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Troubleshooting
  • System Troubleshooting
  • Auxiliary Power
  • Rigging, Standing and Running
  • Rules of the Road
  • Slip Departure and Return
  • Sailing Communications & Navigation
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Coping with Emergencies
  • Master of Vessel Training
Get your International Sailing License and Credentials (SLC): Learn More




Comparison of 3rd Coast Club Membership Programs vs. Competition


To master anything requires repetition and time. For us, seatime is king; the more you sail, the quicker you will learn and get certified. Our Club Membership Plus packages offer opportunities to sail as much as you want on many differenct types of boats with maximum scheduling flexability. Comparison Details





Entry Level Membership: Club Membership Benefits for the season, Unlimited Access to Club Member Sailing Events all season, 7 days a week. 1-hr. of Monohull Rental included. ($150 Value) More Details

$1000 (Prorated Prices available after August 1st.)

Entry Level Membership: Club Membership Benefits for the season, Unlimited Access to Club Member Sailing Events all season, 7 days a week. 3-hr. of Monohull Rental included. ($450 Value) More Details

$1700 (Prorated Prices available after July 15th)

Club Membership Benefits for the season, Unlimited Access to Club Member Sailing Events all season, 7 days a week. 18-hr. of Monohull Rental included. ($2700 Value) More Details

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$2700 (Prorated Prices available after July 1st)

​Shareable Package, Great for Couples, includes CATAMARAN RENTAL! Club Membership Benefits for the season, Unlimited Access to Club Member Sailing Events all season, 7 days a week. Includes 48 Monohull Rental Hours ($7200 value) and 3 Catamaran Rental Hours ($1500 Value) along with rental discounts including Catamaran. 

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$3400 (Contact us below for Season Prorate Price)

Shareable Package, Great for Couples, includes CATAMARAN RENTAL! Club Membership Benefits for the season, Unlimited Access to Club Member Sailing Events all season, 7 days a week. Includes 96 Monohull Rental Hours ($14,000 value) and 6 Catamaran Rental Hours ($3,000 Value) along with rental discounts including Catamaran. 

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$5000 (Contact us below for Season Prorate Price)

​Shareable Package, Great for Couples, includes CATAMARAN & UNLIMITED Monohull Rental. Club Membership Benefits for the season, Unlimited Access to Club Member Sailing Events all season, 7 days a week. Includes UNLIMITED Monohull Rental Hours ($14,000++ value) and 24 Catamaran Rental Hours ($12,000 Value) along with rental discounts on Catamaran. 

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$7500 (Contact us below for Season Prorate Price)

No sharing, 3 year Captain's Club Membership. Want to get your Captain's License or SLC but need the seatime and the practical hands-on experience? Then this is your program. During the season, May to Oct, you may sail as much as you want anytime we sail. The 2nd year, you may also sleep on the boats to get a real idea of what it is like to live on the water! This program runs all year and includes off-season training in the boatyard were you will learn everything there is to know about sailing, rigging, engines, electrical & water systems, etc.  Includes:

  • 3 year Captain's Club Membership Valued at $15,000

  • 288 Monohull Rental Hours valued at $20,000+

  • 18 Catamaran Rental Hours Valued at $9000

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$8000 (Contact us below for Season Prorate Price)

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Trial Membership: Allows for 1 sail for any 1-week period for the 2019 season including Club Membership Benefits for that week. Full access to Club Member Sailing Events for that week. More Details

$300

Entry Level Membership: Allows for 1 sail per week for any 5-week period for the 2019 season. Includes Club Membership Benefits for the week that you sail. Full access to Club Member Sailing Events for that week. More Details

$500

Allows for 1 sail per week for any 10-week period for the 2019 season. Includes Club Membership Benefits for the week that you sail. Full access to Club Member Sailing Events for that week. More Details

$850 (Prorated Prices available after July 1st)

Allows for 1 sail per week for any 15-week period for the 2019 season. Includes Club Membership Benefits for the week that you sail. Full access to Club Member Sailing Events for that week. More Details

$1200 (Contact us below for Season Prorate Price)

Allows for 1 sail per week for any 20-week period for the 2019 season. Includes Club Membership Benefits for the week that you sail. Full access to Club Member Sailing Events for that week. More Details

$1500

​Shareable Package, Great for Couples, ​Allows 2 sails per week for any 5-week period for the 2019 season, 10 sails total. (Bring someone or you may sail 2 times per week). Includes Club Membership Benefits for the week that you sail. Full access to Club Member Sailing Events for that week. More Details 

$900

Shareable Package, Great for Couples, ​Allows 2 sails per week for any 10-week period for the 2019 season, 20 sails total. (Bring someone or you may sail 2 times per week). Includes Club Membership Benefits for the week that you sail. Full access to Club Member Sailing Events for that week. More Details 

$1700 (Contact us below for Season Prorate Price)

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