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Mahina Expeditions

Friday Harbor, WA, USA
Offshore passagemaking with instruction in the South Pacific aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 featuring dynamic hands-on training with daily classes and testing. Ocean training passages range from 8-21 days, sailing 600 to 2700 miles between New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu and Australia. With a combined worldwide experience of 732,000 miles, John & Amanda Neal have developed a unique curriculum designed to give you the skills and ability to sail anywhere on your own boat.

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  • Level 0 Crew Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
John Neal's 387,000 ocean miles include six Cape Horn roundings plus expeditions to the edge of the ice in Antarctica and Svalbard. He has conducted 210 offshore sail-training expeditions since 19 ...
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  • Level 0 Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Aroha, I love the ocean and enjoy sharing my passion for sailing. My 374,000 ocean miles include completing the 1989 Whitbread Around the World Race (now called The Ocean Race) as rigger aboard Ma ...
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Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, then use our skilled in-house sailing instructors to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency.

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