Learn, practice and have fun
Whether you're already sailing or still a beginner,
Sailing Lessons will give you all the knowledge and skills
you need to reach the next level and become
a competent skipper or crew.
Become a competent skipper
Depending on your goals, we'll practice
any skill you don't feel confident with.
Depending on your needs, the training courses
can be conducted either privately or in small groups.
PRIVATE OR GROUP
Sailing Lessons start with NauticEd’s online
knowledge and theory courses and then we take your skills out on the water with hands-on training and lots of fun!
You can practice your skills one-on-one
whenever you can, or take the entire course
in a group setting.
We sail from Athens International Sailing Center to Saronikos Bay, either on our boat or yours.
As soon as the weather improves in spring,
we organize training trips for one or more days
to the Greek islands near Athens.
Thereby the sail training is combined with fun.
More opportunities you can find at NauticEd!
Almost every weekend there is a sailing regatta organized by one of our friendly sailing clubs
in the neighborhood. You're welcome to participate as a crew member.
We also organize seminars and workshops on all the aspects that serious sailors need to know.
We invite experts to share their knowledge about engines, electrical circuits, safety, MOB, sails, rigging, anchoring and racing.
In a couple of lessons, you'll learn the basics of sailing,
how sails work, directions, terminology, boat parts,
knots, safety, weather, maneuvers, anchoring,
Rules of the Road and much more.
A few lessons will make you a skilled deckhand. You'll learn more than the basics in the introductory courses, such as rigging, weather and sea state, emergencies, communications, departure, anchoring & mooring are added in this course.
Learn how to sail larger boats up to 52ft long. Handling a larger sailboat requires additional training and skills.
If you pass the online knowledge tests and the
practical assessment you will receive the
NauticEd Skipper Large Keelboat Rank certificate.
You'll be trained in all aspects of a multi-day sailing trip: Checking in and out, international navigation rules and buoys, sailing techniques, boat systems, boat handling, coastal and electronic navigation, and much more. This course prepares you to charter a boat, with hands-on training on the water.
Setting sail beyond the horizon requires many practical skills and abilities that must be learned for your safety and the well-being of your crew. In offshore sailing, every detail matters.
Acquiring the SLC means you have logged at least 50 days of sailing, 25 of which you have sailed as captain. The requirements for passing the SLC assessment exceed the International Certificate of Competency (ICC) requirements and the American National Standards.
Sailing a large catamaran is actually not that different from sailing a monohull, although there are many tricks and tips to keep in mind, especially if you are sailing a catamaran on a bareboat charter.
The endorsements refer to special workshops and seminars in conjunction with hands-on training on topics such as mooring and anchoring, introduction to racing, diesel engine operation and maintenance, water pumping on board, outboard engine and dinghy tips, meteorology, night sailing, safety, and more.
Put yourself at the helm of a 30' sailing boat
and learn to steer, trim the sails, tack, gybe,
or even race a course from your living room.
You can even add this to your sailing resume.
NauticEd is dedicated to educating and training competent sailors. Competent sailing requires a blend of knowledge, skills and experience.
Once achieved, competence means a sailor will keep the crew safe, have more fun, and be empowered with the confidence to sail beyond visible horizons
and personal boundaries. NauticEd programs exceed all U.S. and international recreational sailing standards. NauticEd courses conform to U.S. Coast Guard EDU-3,
NASBLA verified third-party assessment, and exceed United Nations (UNE) Resolution 40 competency standards. Learn more about NauticEd »