Mark Noneman

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Wichita-Falls, Texas USA

Level V Captain Rank Chief Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Rated 5/5 by 6 students
Why learn with Capt. Mark? "Because I want you to learn how to sail so you can live your dreams! Whether that's to bareboat charter in beautiful tropical locations or eventually buy your own boat so you can sail away. We're here to help you make it happen!" Capt. Mark started his sailing journey on his brother’s 16-foot Hobie cat in San Diego in the 1990s. Since then, he has sailed keel boats and cruising catamarans of all makes and models. He has sailed all over the world including the US (west, east, and gulf), Bahamas, Caribbean, Croatia, and Australia. Mark is a certified instructor for qualified crew, skipper small & large keelboat, bareboat charter master, offshore captain, and catamaran ranks. He is also an instructor with American Sailing and a Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper and holds an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). Mark studied engineering at college with a successful career in electronic systems, software, and consulting.


NauticEd Credentials

  • Level V Captain Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor
  • Catamaran Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

USCG Master 100 Ton with sailing endorsement

Associated practical schools


Read the Expert Article Mark Noneman has written

Training and assessment

International License Training/Assessment

Notes: We can teach on your boat or on our Leopard 48 sailing catamaran, Calypso.


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

John W., USA, IN, Avon at 2024, Apr 26
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Capt. Chris K., USA, WI, MILWAUKEE at 2024, Mar 11
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
My wife and I had an incredible 9-day experience with Captain Mark and Sharon on their stunning 48' Leopard sailing catamaran "Calypso" in the USVI & BVI. We participated in their "Try-A-Catamaran" program and NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master/SLC training and assessments. We were thoroughly impressed by their exceptional teaching ability, extensive knowledge, competence, professionalism, patience, and demeanor. Calypso was well-maintained and equipped with everything one could need on such an adventure. The experience on Calypso was outstanding. We were amazed by the magnificence of the islands, and it all exceeded our expectations. Whether you're considering "trying-a-catamaran" or want to get trained/assessed for your NauticEd credentials, Captain Mark and Sharon are your ideal instructors. They are very accommodating and will ensure a safe and amazing experience you will never forget. We look forward to continuing our newfound nautical friendship with both of them!
Vicky K., USA, WI, MILWAUKEE at 2024, Mar 12
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
We had an amazing experience with Captain Mark and Sharon! During our trip, Captain Mark evaluated us for our NauticEd assessments. We also got the opportunity to participate in a "Try a Catamaran" sailing adventure around the USVI and BVI. Not only were they incredibly hospitable and friendly, but they also made us feel at home while teaching us how to work together as a couple. Sharon's presence on board was an added bonus, providing me with a woman's perspective. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Captain Mark and Sharon and highly recommend them for any catamaran charters!
Eric G., USA, AL, Birmingham at 2024, Jan 22
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Amy H., USA, TX, Savannah at 2023, Oct 25
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
A Fantastic Sailing Lessons/Experience with an Amazing Married Couple - Calypso Sailing! My husband, Chris, and I recently had the privilege of embarking on a remarkable sailing adventure with a wonderful married couple who not only taught us the art of sailing a catamaran but also demonstrated the importance of teamwork and partnership in every aspect of life. Our journey with them was nothing short of exceptional, and we can't thank them enough for their generosity and expertise. From the moment we met this couple and stepped onboard their vessel, it was evident that they had a profound love for sailing and a genuine desire to share their passion with others. What truly set them apart was their unique teaching style - they offered us not one, but two ways to approach and understand the intricacies of sailing. This dual approach, allowing us to explore and choose what worked best for us, made our learning experience so much more enjoyable and tailored to our individual needs. Their
Jean H., Canada, QC, Saint Bruno de Montarville at 2023, Mar 12
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Wow ! What a wonderful experience with Mark and his lovely wife Sharon, a very experience crew. Mark is extremely knowledgeable and professional, always very calm, and has an excellent ability to transfer his knowledge. I am from Montreal Canada and french speaking, and thought not being fully bilingual would be an issue, but Mark made me at ease from day one. I would strongly recommend Captain Mark Noneman to anybody’ who’s serious about improving his sailing skills.
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