Offshore Passage Making Schools and Adventures

The following schools offer blue water sailing training and adventures. They have been vetted by NauticEd to be exceptional schools with exceptional instructors who are able to professionally train students in way offshore blue water conditions.

Discovery Sailing

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...

Eos's Seacat School

Located in the Emerald Waters of the Gulf Coast, we offer comprehensive lessons on several different size and styles of sailing vessels. Our information covers not only how to sail safely but also how to live safely on a vessel. Learn more...

Mahina Expeditions

Offshore passagemaking with instruction aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 featuring dynamic hands-on training with daily classes and testing. 15 ocean training passages ranging from 14-30 days, sailing 600 to 4,600 miles between Sweden, the Med, Tahiti, Fiji and New Zealand are offered in 2017 & 2018.

With a combined worldwide experience of 658,000 miles, John & Amanda Neal have developed a unique curriculum designed to give you the skills and ability to sail anywhere Learn more...

Topmast Maritime Training

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...