Julian Croxall

Kirkland, Washington USA

Level V Captain Rank Chief Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Rated 4.93/5 by 9 students
I was introduced to dinghy sailing by a retired neighbor when I was 7 years old. I was so hooked that I had my own boat by the time I was 10 and haven't been without one since. I've owned many cruising and racing yachts, powerboats/ cruisers, raced and cruised and sailed tall ships, raced many yachts locally and across oceans. There are so many different ways to enjoy boating and I enjoy taking part in as many as I can. I started and now run Kirkland Sailing Club where I get the pleasure of teaching many newcomers to sailing each year and have built an entirely new network of friends as a result. I hold a number of maritime qualifications including USCG Captain, RYA Yachtmaster and US SAILING instructor.


NauticEd Credentials

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

Other Credentials

USCG Captain OUPV RYA Yachtmaster US SAILING Basic Keelboat Instructor US SAILING Coastal Navigation Instructor US SAILING Bareboat Cruising Instructor NauticEd SLC Instructor/ Assessor

Associated practical schools

All Locations

Kirkland, WA

All year round. Catalina 30, J/22, Capri 22, J/80

Seattle, WA

All year round- Beneteau First 36.7 and J/80's


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Feedback from previous students

Dave B., USA, OR, Eugene at 2023, Sep 30
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
I met with Julian twice, the first was intended to be an SLC assesment, but clearly I wasn't prepared for the testing. Julian was the epitome of professionalism and was kind and helpful and declared the day a prep day. (We didn't go out on the water). The second meeting went musch better. After evaluating each phase of the rubric, Julian time passing on some unknown and not covered pieces of information. While I haven't taken any formal classes with him, these conversations convinced me his knowledge and methodolgy make him an excellent teacher.
Geoffrey T., USA, WA, Bellingham at 2022, Sep 09
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Julian is very knowledge, flexible, and someone I'd enjoy sailing with socially. I learned several valuable things I didn't know before the assessment that were peripheral to my chartering plans.
Richard J., USA, WA, Carnation at 2022, Aug 05
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Julian was very thorough and conscientious.
Emre Can S., USA, WA, Kirkland at 2023, Feb 04
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Stephen H., USA, WA, Kirkland at 2022, May 25
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Julian is an extremely competent sailor. I highly recommend him.
Keegan B., USA, WA, Seattle at 2022, Apr 22
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Julian was a excellent instructor. Knowledgeable and helpful. Great time on the water.
Miguel A., USA, WA, Seattle at 2021, May 09
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Miguel A., USA, WA, Seattle at 2021, Mar 29
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Julian's sailing knowledge and instruction/coaching style is outstanding. I learn every time I'm with him out in the water. Also super fun, making it a truly enjoyable experience. I have learned so much from Julian and everyone at the Kirkland Sailing Club. So good to be able to enjoy a day out on the water with confidence! Highly recommend.
Miguel A., USA, WA, Seattle at 2021, Mar 12
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Julian is an incredible sailor and instructor. He introduced me to the world of sailing, making it fun and simple. I feel confident and safe to sail under several weather conditions. Highly recommend Julian and the Kirkland Sailing Club to any person interested in learning to sail or simply expanding their existing sailing skills in general, from novice to advanced.
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