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Nelson Garcez

Level IV Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
I've been sailing for over 17 years in the New York Harbor and Long Island Sound in small and medium size keelboats. Sailing for me is not just a passion but mainly a way to connect with nature and understand how to live in balance with the elements. I would like my students to learn how to sail in a simple but effective way, taking out the complications and developing a safe and conscious approach to the most fulfilling sport in the world.


NauticEd Credentials

  • Level IV Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

OUPV (Six-Pack) Captain's License in Training World Sailing Offshore Personal Survivals Certified


Gardiners Bay

I train on a J/28 monohull sailboat. Training is done between May and September

Training and assessment

International License Training/Assessment

Notes: All training is done on a J/28 monohull. This is a fast cruising boat designed and built by J/Boats. With 28.5 ft LOA, 10 ft beam, and 5 ft draft, this boat has the ideal size for a beginner sailor that wants to start cruising or a small keelboat sailor interested in developing new skills. It has an inboard diesel engine, a galley, a fully functional head, and a furling genoa.


As a bonus "thank you", we'll give you two FREE sailing courses and electronic logbook!
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