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.

BlueFoot Travel

We offer cabin charters in the Caribbean with an RYA Sailing instructor. Join us on board a shared yacht and experience an unforgettable crewed cabin charter. Book a cabin for your sailing vacation – ideal for solo and single travellers, couples and small groups. Relax and recharge. Enjoy delicious healthy food. Get hands-on sailing experience with an RYA sailing instructor. And, have lots of fun as we sail from one beautiful island to the next. Sail in style with BlueFoot Travel. Learn more... | View BlueFoot Travel Active Events and Opportunities

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...

Experience building school

We will be sailing non-stop for the next twelve months from Greece to the Caribbean Sea. We will be somewhere in between Greece, Italy, France, Spain/Balears, Gibraltar, Morocco and Spain/Canaries from May to November. In November we will do the transatlantic and from December to April we will sail from Grenada all the way up to DOM, Haiti, and Cuba. The exact locations and itineraries will always be set by weather conditions and easy to reach airports. Contact us for the details! 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

Learn to sail and cruise with Santana Sailing, and get your International SLC™ to charter in the Mediterranean. All certification levels from Qualified Crew Member to Captain Rank, in Long Beach, Newport Beach, on the Sea of Cortez, Caribbean. We can also work with you on your boat with your crew. Specialties include: Anchoring bow and stern; Heavy weather 30 to 45 kts; Catalina and the Northern Channel Islands; Sea of Cortez; Grenada. If you love to learn, we'll have an excellent time. Learn more... | View Santana Sailing Active Events and Opportunities

Yachting Education

Thinking Catamarans? Thinking Caribbean & Europe? Yachting Education can train AND issue the coveted International Certificate of Competence (ICC) on board our 48' Fountaine-Pajot catamaran. The ICC is sanctioned by the United Nations and is a requirement by many European countries, so if you're considering chartering or cruising internationally give us a call. Based in Miami through and Key West, our training programs are designed as vacation training packages for all skill levels. Learn more... | View Yachting Education Active Events and Opportunities