Newport Beach Sailing offers a comprehensive skipper training program which integrates our practical training with NauticEd’s theory courses and internationally recognized resume and certification system.

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This training is for those wanting to skipper a large keelboat (26-56 ft).   


This training can be combined with our Qualified Crew training where one person is learning crew skills and the other person is learning skipper skills.

Training Includes:

  • NauticEd Skipper and Maneuvering Under Power online courses

  • FREE Basic Sail Trim course and FREE Navigation Rules course

  • FREE NauticEd electronic online logbook

  • 16 hours over 3 days of on-the-water practical instruction covering topics such as sailing, tacking, gybing, reefing, the set of the sails, maneuvering in close quarters, navigation rules, sail trim, helming, docking

Upon successful demonstration of competence, you will receive the NauticEd internationally recognized Skipper Rank Level I certificate and rank.

At the end of this course, you will start to feel confident with your knowledge and abilities to skipper and crew on a larger keelboat close to your home port.


  • Private Course: $1550– Private course with you and the instructor.

  • Semi- Private Course: $900– We will pair you with another student.

  • Couples Course: $1750– Private course for you and your partner.

  • Family Course: $1950– Private course for 4 students

Private and couples classes are generally held any day and time that works for your schedule. Semi-private classes are generally taught on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Semi-private classes have a minimum and maximum of 2 students. All classes are in 4-hour increments.

Contact us at (949) 209-9931 with any questions.

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Click here to contact Sailing School Newport Beach to schedule your practical sailing training.