Marc Hughston

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Long-Beach, California USA

Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Chief Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Rated 4.96/5 by 223 students
I am fortunate to have figured out that my purpose in life is to share the things I know and love with those who appreciate them. In the world of sailing, that means helping you to improve your competence and confidence whether you are brand new to sailing, a seasoned sailing instructor, or somewhere in between. I had my first sailing lesson on the island of Moorea at age 14, and I now have over 2,400 days on the water. this is my 24th year as a sailing and cruising instructor, and I have benefitted from amazing mentors. While I have taught for ASA and US Sailing schools, I am most proud to be a NauticEd instructor trainer. Giving you a shortcut to the most effective skills and seamanship practices while we visit the most sought-after sailing destinations is what I love to do. Come and learn the ropes, and become a better sailor. We are going to have a great time!


Other Credentials

USCG 100 Ton Master

Associated practical schools


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Shoreline Village, Long Beach CA

We're on the water training every month of the year. Boats for training include Newport 30, Catalina 30, Catalina 34, and we charter 42' to 45' Lagoon catamarans in Long Beach, the Sea of Cortez, and the Caribbean.


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Alexander D., USA, CA, San Clemente at 2023, Dec 03
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Sabita L., USA, CA, Seal Beach at 2023, Nov 10
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Travis J., USA, NV, Reno at 2023, Nov 03
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is a good teacher and requires good performance. I really enjoyed having Marc as my instructor.
James J., USA, CA, Redondo Beach at 2023, Oct 31
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc, Brought practical and solid real-life experience to his focused and caring training.
Ryan P., USA, WY, Pinedale at 2023, Sep 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Christopher B., USA, ID, Sun Valley at 2023, Aug 22
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
I really enjoyed my SLC practical on the water assessment with Marc. It's obvious that he enjoys teaching and is passionate about sailing, navigation and weather. I highly recommend Marc for your sail training and assessment.
Tom R., USA, CA, San Diego at 2023, Aug 14
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
David S., USA, CA, Marina Del Rey at 2023, Jul 13
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc did a great job in reminding me of a number of things I had forgotten about catamaran sailing as well as pointing out a number of new tricks of the trade. I greatly appreciated his efforts. He also invited several crew members who were knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.
Lee W., USA, KS, Bel Aire at 2023, Jul 20
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc exceeded all my expectation for instruction and knowledge. He was very thorough, patient, and tested my knowledge and abilities throughout the days. I greatly appreciated his instruction and time spent with me in areas where additional time was needed. I would absolutely recommend Marc for Practical and Knowledge Competency Courses. Thank you very much four great days on the water.
Justin W., USA, KS, WICHITA at 2023, Jul 13
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an excellent instructor. My wife and I did the Bareboat Charter Master/ SLC on La Terza Vita, 34' Catalina. We are fairly new to sailing and Marc did a great job coaching and explaining clearly the expectations. It was a fulfilling experience doing all the meal planning/ provisioning, passage planning and drills for MOB/ anchoring etc. Marc gave us confidence and showed great patience as we worked through the Rubrics. Very rewarding trip and a lot of work. Thanks so much Marc for everything. Keep up the great work and high standards as it benefits us all!
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