Level IV Skipper (small keelboat) Rank Qualified Instructor
USCG Captain 50 Ton Master
Juice up your Sailing Certificate. Take an online sailing course
from NauticEd and get professional practical sailing instruction from Nat Powning
Feedback from Previous Students
Very patient and easy to work with. Explained everything he was trying to accomplish with the crew completely. Pleasure to work with him.
The class was fantastic and Nat is an extraordinary instructor. I enjoyed the experience tremendously and I feel like I learned a lot. I thought NauticEd was great, but nothing beats learning while underway. I'm going to join the club and I'll sign up for Learn to Cruise - Basic Coastal Cruising as soon as they offer it. Hopefully I'll be 'port to port' with Nat again really soon.
I had a great time and learned a lot. i now feel completely comfortable with taking a boat out, dealing with any potential problems that may arise and getting the boat back to the marina without a scratch.
The two-day course was great fun and I came away wanting to get right back on the water! Thanks!
Nat was an amazing instructor- I was lucky to benefit from his incredible knowledge. He is an amazing asset for Island Sailing. I will recommend him highly.
Nat at Island Sailing Club was an excellent instructor. He was very good at adjusting the lesson to the conditions and the learning style of the class members. He used down time to teach knots and other practical skills. I would definitely take another class with Nat.
Couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Provided very constructive lessons without being overly critical. We did not always have ideal wind conditions... so appreciated the extra time and attention given... we were able to cover all of the practical components in the end. Thanks Nat!
Nat is a great instructor!