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...

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...

Sailing Virgins

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, and enjoy the highest TripAdvisor ratings in the Caribbean.

Island Adventures combine a sailing course with a full-on Caribbean adventure. If you're in your 20s or 30s and have an adventurous itch that needs scratching, check out https://sailingvirgins.com/island-adventure Learn more...

Santana Sailing

Santana Sailing provides Sailing Instruction, Adventure Sailing trips, and the Cruising Guides and Gear that go along with it. Learn more...

Yachting Education

Thinking Catamarans? Thinking Caribbean & Europe? Yachting Education can train AND issue the coveted International Certificate of Competency (ICC) on board our 41' Fontaine-Pajot catamaran. The ICC is sanctioned by the United Nations and is a requirement by many European countries, so if you're considering chartering internationally,give us a call. Based in Annapolis till November then Bahamas over winter, our training programs are designed as vacation / training packages for every family member Learn more...