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When you get a certification from 3rd Coast, you are not only getting documentation that states you are capable, most importantly, you are getting the hands-on experience you need to ensure that you truly are a capable and competent sailor/skipper. Our certified skippers are capable of handling just about any situation that arises because they have accumulated massive amounts of seatime and hands-on experience with the added bonus of Off-Season Training where they learned technical troubleshooting of all systems on a sailboat. 

  • What Will I Learn?
    This program is suitable for all levels. Your study material and practical sailing experiences will include the following: Sailing Basics Weather and Sea Conditions Boat Systems Rigging and Sails River Trips & Locks Mast Stepping Boat Owner Prep Collision Prevention Slip Departures and Returns Communication Navigation: Charts and Marks Navigation: Calculations Navigation: Tides and Current Navigation: Plotting Navigation: Electronic Anchoring and Mooring Safety and Emergencies
  • 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
  • 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 PURCHASE SAILING FROM 3RD COAST SAILING
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