Flagship Sailing Schools

The following schools have achieved Flagship Sailing School status with NauticEd. This means that we have identified them as being professionally operated with good staff and instructors and have a higher than normal quality of training vessels.

As a student, in order to receive the Practical Proficiency Skipper Stamp on your Sailing Certificate, you'll be required to complete a minimum of the Skipper Course, the Maneuvering Under Power clinic and demonstrate on the water practical proficiency via professional sailing instruction and examination using the Practical Proficiency Check List.

Please contact the following schools.

Sailing Virgins

West End, British Virgin Islands
Want to become a Skipper in the finest cruising grounds on earth? Sailing Virgins runs fast-track skipper courses out of its base in the British Virgin Islands. We provide seven-day liveaboard courses, accredited to the NauticEd Global standards.

Sailing Virgins are also experts at Skipper refresher experiences so you can be confident during your upcoming charter. Come in a day or two early to spend the time with us and earn your NauticEd practical competency sign-off for your resume. Learn more...

Sunsail

Roadtown, Tortolla British Virgin Islands
Our practical sailing schools have something for everyone, everywhere.

Learn to sail with friends, send your children off on a week-long adventure or get on board as a family. Sunsail's choice of specialty courses and online sailing classes with NauticEd means there is something to suit everyone.

All over the world, now in even more amazing destinations, join our friendly Skippers and make new friends on board while you learn to sail or take your skills to the next level. Learn more...

Vancouver Sailing Club & Vancouver Sailing School

Vancouver, BC, CA Canada
Our mission is to provide fun and challenging sailing education that exceeds the certification requirements for NauticEd Qualified Crew (Beginner), Day Skipper (Intermediate), Bareboat Charter Master (Intermediate) and Captain (Advanced) ranks. We provide patient engaging Instructors, exceptional charter yachts and international sailing adventures. Call us 1 (877) 772-9272 about our Vancouver weekend courses or week-long C&L adventures to BC's Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and the BVI. Learn more...

Discovery Sailing

Western Shore, Nova Scotia Canada
Discovery Sailing is a RYA Training Centre located on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. We offer the entire RYA Sail Cruising scheme from the 2 day Start Yachting through Day Skipper to Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean.
All of our courses are live-aboard on a beautiful classic Hallberg-Rassy yacht which has a big boat feel. Our class size is limited to three.
Your instructor is Dave DeWolfe, a Yachtmaster Ocean Examiner, with decades of teaching experience. Learn more...

In Slocum's Wake Yacht Training

Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Training and examinations for for RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, Yachtmaster Ocean and RYA Cruising Instructor. Expert training and coaching by the highest qualified instructors in North America. Learn more...

Topmast Maritime Training

Kingston, Ontario Canada
Based in beautiful Kingston, Ontario, Topmast Maritime Training is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) accredited Training Centre. Topmast offers a full range of RYA sailing courses as well as Powerboat Level 1&2 and Radar. Our instructors are RYA certified to guarantee you the best training available. Topmast is also ICC approved. Sail with us amongst the 1000 islands and become RYA certified. Learn more...

NCP Charter Croatia

Sibenik , Croatia
NCP is a sailing and motor yacht charter company based in Sibenik Croatia. We have 60 modern yachts available for charter - crewed and bareboat. We are part of the NCP Group, a leading nautical brand in Croatia with 20 years of experience (since 1995) and nowadays running a staff of 300 employees. NCP is an official RYA training center and is able to provide the practical training for the RYA Day Skipper and ICC certificates. We recommend the NauticEd RYA Day Skipper Course as a prerequisite. Learn more...

West Coast - Lisbon Sailing Centre

Lisbon, Portugal
Top quality tuition in sunny Lisbon. Learn more...

Ocean Sailing Academy

Cape Town, South Africa
Ocean Sailing Academy is the largest NauticEd, RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and SAS (South African Sailing) Training Centre in Southern Africa specialising in Sail and Power training for recreational and career clients. Our training facilities include 6 yachts, 37ft motor yacht, 1RIB and a modern, well equipped lecturing facility with shore-based accommodation, the Ocean House. Learn more...

St Maarten Practical Training School and Charters

St Maarten, St. Maartin (Netherlands Antillies)
St Maarten Sailing School specializes in teaching excellence. We adhere to an instruction course and then add our own expertise, to insure that beginners and experienced students receive unparalleled teaching and the maximum amount of fun. Courses are suitable for ages 8 to 80, with customer service and satisfaction being our highest priority. Learn more...

SailQuest Sailing School Thailand

Pataya, Thailand
Welcome to SailQuest Sailing School in Pattaya Thailand
Looking for fast-paced, fun & effective Crew & Captain Learn to Sail yacht training courses? Then the SailQuest Sailing School in Pattaya,Thailand is the right sailing program for YOU! Personal sailing instruction, modern training yachts and our popular 10 Day NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master Rank creates the SailQuest Sailing School difference. Check out The Video & Get the Details! Learn more...

FlexiSail Group Ltd

Lymington, United Kingdom
FlexiSail FlexiSail is unique in the market place, providing you with a boat share on brand new highly specified yachts, catamarans, and motor cruisers that is yours to use as your own. We combine boat access, RYA theory and practical training with a year round social programme creating a fun and supportive way to enjoy your sailing. There is a membership model to meet your needs and everything is backed by personal service from our value driven family business. Our name says it all! Learn more...

OCSC SAILING

Berkeley, CA USA
OCSC SAILING, is a San Francisco Bay sailing school and sailing club. We offer sailing lessons, sailboat instruction, NauticEd Practical proficiency training and certification, sailboat charters, club membership, and corporate teambuilding events. Our sailing schools Berkeley location is in the center of San Francisco Bay. From beginner sailboat lessons, to offshore training, to spinnaker sailing, to world cruising preparation, we are committed to teaching you to sail with confidence. Learn more...

Sail Channel Islands

Oxnard, CA USA
We sail the Channel Islands of California, one of the world's premiere sailing grounds and specialize in advanced coastal cruising and offshore training.
Our private sailing lessons for individuals and couples are based on individualized curricula that consider students' short and mid-term sailing goals as well as previous sailing experience.
NauticEd provides the preparatory knowledge base; we provide practical experience and hands-on instruction. Learn more...

Florida Yacht Group

Miami, FL USA
The emphasis of sailing is relaxation, but we take our sailing education standards seriously. This is why Florida Yacht Charters is a certified NauticEd sailing training facility As an NauticEd trained student, your skills and achievement levels are internationally recognized. That means when you learn with us, you can charter anywhere. Call us today to earn your NauticEd Sailing Certificate. Learn more...

Annapolis Bay Charters, Inc.

Annapolis, MD USA
Annapolis Bay Charters is dedicated to ensuring you have the skills you need to confidently and safely become the sailor you have always dreamed of being. Learn more...

Dream Yacht Charter

Annapolis, MD USA
Sailing School in Annapolis and the Bahamas.

Charter the places you've only dreamed of.
The Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay or the Pacific Ocean. With 36 locations worldwide and more than 450 boats from which to choose, Dream Yacht Charter is everywhere you want to sail. Choose your vacation by Destination, Bareboat Charter, Luxury Crewed Charter, or By The Cabin Vacation packages. Learn more...

Island Sailing

Portland, OR USA
Teaching Northwest Sailors for over 35 years

Island Sailing offers the most comprehensive sailing program in the Northwest. Our courses are developed by a team of senior instructors using the latest innovations in sail training. ISC offers affordable sailing at all our locations in Oregon and Washington. Combined, the school and club allows sailors the opportunities to learn and gain experience in a nurturing environment to achieve qualifications needed to charter internationally. Learn more...

Landfall Sailing

Austin, TX USA
Landfall Sailing is a flagship NauticEd practical training school. Our instructors has over 20 years of sailing and chartering experience that include the Texas Gulf Coast, open water offshore crossings, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the California coast.
Our boats are meticulously maintained and appointed with modern electronics. If you want to improve your skills or gain the practical competence to go yacht chartering in the Caribbean or Europe, our school is ready for you. Learn more...

NauticEd Austin Sailing School

Austin, TX USA
Austin, Texas is the Headquarters for NauticEd and it's fitting that we also have a flagship sailing school in Austin. Whether you're looking for crew, skipper or bareboat training, come play with us and learn from the best. You will learn on our modern and fully appointed Beneteau 373. If you're from out of town - even better - come enjoy Austin's night life and learn to sail by the day. If you're in Austin we also have a fractional membership plan. Learn more...

Anacortes Yacht Charters

Anacortes, WA USA
Certified Yachting and Sailing school in the Seattle, Anacortes area.

Beginning and Advanced Power courses in both single and twin engine. Learn more...

Island Sailing

Olympia, WA USA
Teaching Northwest Sailors for over 35 years

Island Sailing offers the most comprehensive sailing program in the Northwest. Our courses are developed by a team of senior instructors using the latest innovations in sail training. ISC offers affordable sailing at all our locations in Oregon and Washington. Combined, the school and club allows sailors the opportunities to learn and gain experience in a nurturing environment to achieve qualifications needed to charter internationally. Learn more...

Island Sailing

Kirkland, WA USA
Teaching Northwest Sailors for over 35 years

Island Sailing offers the most comprehensive sailing program in the Northwest. Our courses are developed by a team of senior instructors using the latest innovations in sail training. ISC offers affordable sailing at all our locations in Oregon and Washington. Combined, the school and club allows sailors the opportunities to learn and gain experience in a nurturing environment to achieve qualifications needed to charter internationally. Learn more...

Island Sailing

Gig Harbor, WA USA
Teaching Northwest Sailors for over 35 years

Island Sailing offers the most comprehensive sailing program in the Northwest. Our courses are developed by a team of senior instructors using the latest innovations in sail training. ISC offers affordable sailing at all our locations in Oregon and Washington. Combined, the school and club allows sailors the opportunities to learn and gain experience in a nurturing environment to achieve qualifications needed to charter internationally. Learn more...

Superior Charters

Bayfield, WI USA
Come sail the famous Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Set sail from Bayfield, Wisconsin. Sail among 22 islands, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, sea caves and light houses make up this stunning cruising grounds. Boasting over 40 boats in the charter fleet, Superior Charters offers you a wide range of boats - from a 31' Pearson to 57' Jeanneau Yacht.
New to sailing or want to refresh your skills, our sailing school has been training skippers since 1979. Contact us today! Learn more...

Apply to be a NauticEd Affiliated Practical Training School

The NauticEd online sailing courses supplement practical training performed by a sailing school. With NauticEd, you can take as long as you need to complete a sailing course, take the tests as many times as you like and review the content for life.

Your sailing school instructor will digitally sign off on your sailing certification when you pass your practical hands-on sailing training. Your sailing certificate is then updated in real-time for you to print out and hang with pride on your office wall. Each time you pass another sailing course, your sailing certificate is automatically updated.