Catamaran Endorsement

Sailing a large catamaran is not really too much different from sailing a monohull but catamaran sailing has a few tricks and nuances that you ought to know first especially if you're going on a bareboat yacht charter with a catamaran.

Learn
on-the-water
and online

The knowledge online + your school's on-the-water training is designed to provide you with the most comprehensive training available. Learn at your own pace and test knowledge online, and when on-the-water you'll be fully immersed in learning skills and gaining experience with qualified and experienced instructors.

What you will learn

If you ever want to skipper a catamaran for yourself or on a sailing vacation in the Caribbean, Pacific, Mediterranean, or elsewhere: you'll need to learn how to handle a double-hulled vessel. When you Skipper your own Catamaran, you'll enjoy more comfort, stability of two hulls, speed (Cats are faster!), and dual engine maneuverability along with the freedom to explore your own paths on your own schedule.

  • Aboard your Catamaran
  • Docking, Mooring & Anchoring
  • Sailing a Catamaran
  • Essential Catamaran Tips
  • Maneuvering a Catamaran
  • Reefing & Heavy Weather
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Certification

Upon successfully passing a theory and practical assessment, you’ll earn the Catamaran Sailing Endorsement that goes into your sailing resume. This gives you as well as your family, friends, the yacht charter company, and the insurance company the confidence that you’re properly qualified to safely skipper a catamaran on a sailing vacation.

Assessment: Knowledge and theory competence are assessed online, whereas instructors assess skills and on-the-water competency continually during training or separately and according to a rubric to meet standards. View the Catamaran Sailing Endorsement on-the-water assessment rubric.

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Training you can trust

NauticEd is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as conforming to the American National Standard for sailing training and assessment. NauticEd's sailing license exceeds the United Nations (UNE) resolution 40 ICC competence standards for yacht charter and is accepted by port authorities worldwide.

Get started today

NauticEd training begins with theory & knowledge courses online, which you complete at your own pace, and then practical on-the-water training and assessment with an affiliated school or private instructor.

Get started with the knowledge-theory online portion of the course

Purchase the Catamaran Sailing Clinic and get started immediately online! If new to NauticEd, you will also receive 2 free bonus courses and an electronic logbook.

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