Nat Powning

Rated 4.96/5 by 31 students

Credentials

NauticEd Credentials

  • Level IV Skipper (small keelboat) Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

USCG Captain 50 Ton Master
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Juice up your Sailing Certificate. Take an online sailing course from NauticEd and get professional practical sailing instruction from Nat Powning.

Feedback from previous students

Timothy H., USA, OR Beaverton at 2019, Sep 02
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Nat was great, got us out there doing it immediately, gave us room to figure out our own solutions in a safe environment while being engouraging and knowledgeable
Simon L., USA, WA Vancouver at 2019, Apr 17
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Keith K., USA, Vancouver at 2019, Apr 15
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Nat is super knowledgeable and also personable. It was a lot of fun having him as an instructor.
Drew D., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Dec 17
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Bob U., USA, WA Woodland at 2018, Dec 24
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Nat is a very knowledgeable sailor,with the skills and abilities to teach and pass along the knowledge and experience he has. Very glad I took this class, it's going to make sailing a whole lot easier and smoother to learn. Thank you
Fabian L., , at 2018, Oct 22
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Great teaching skills, with much patience= great instructor. Thanks nat :)
Matthew G., USA, WA at 2020, May 23
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Matthew G., USA, WA at 2020, May 23
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Gary M., USA, at 2018, Oct 08
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Excellent class. Looking forward to sailing.
Suzanne F., , at 2018, Jul 23
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Nate was patient, so knowlegable and professional. We spent more time learning on the boat and it all came together.
Mark J., USA, WA Kennewick at 2018, Jul 03
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Nat was excellent in all areas. He took the time to explain maneuvers, gave good feedback, was willing to listen to sometimes repetitive questions, and was willing to admit when he forgot to tell us something or didn’t communicate the entire situation.
Jimmy S., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Jul 02
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Kalina L., USA, OR Hood River at 2018, Jul 02
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Nat is everything you hope your instructor will be: friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and passionate about sailing.
Janelle T., USA, OR Gresham at 2018, May 23
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Katie B., USA, OR Porltand at 2018, Jun 15
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Really great enthusiasm & professional, knowledgeable instruction!
Amber D., USA, OR Portland at 2018, May 21
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Nat was an excellent instructor. He assessed our starting skills and abilities well and was able to adjust to our different learning styles. Nat was incredibly patient and calm - making for a very relaxed but safe learning environment. He did a great job explaining concepts using a couple of different methods as well as by demonstrating and giving us hands-on learning to solidify the knowledge. I have nothing but great feedback for Nat as an instructor - he was fantastic.
Adua Teresa B., USA, WA Vancouver at 2018, May 14
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Besides being knowledgeable and very kind with our mistakes, Nat has a lot of patient and the right ways to teach. It was a fantastic class!
John W., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Sep 25
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Nick was a patient and informative teacher. I would certainly take another course with him.
Calden C., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Jan 29
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Nice work Nat!
Walter P., USA, OR Troutdale at 2017, Aug 07
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Very patient and easy to work with. Explained everything he was trying to accomplish with the crew completely. Pleasure to work with him.
Michael P., USA, OR Hillsboro at 2018, Mar 14
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Colin B., USA, OR Salem at 2017, Feb 13
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
The class was fantastic and Nat is an extraordinary instructor. I enjoyed the experience tremendously and I feel like I learned a lot. I thought NauticEd was great, but nothing beats learning while underway. I'm going to join the club and I'll sign up for Learn to Cruise - Basic Coastal Cruising as soon as they offer it. Hopefully I'll be 'port to port' with Nat again really soon.
Carl D., USA, OR Hillsboro at 2016, Sep 27
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank
I had a great time and learned a lot. i now feel completely comfortable with taking a boat out, dealing with any potential problems that may arise and getting the boat back to the marina without a scratch.
John D., USA, WA North Plains at 2016, Jul 25
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank
Linda W., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Jul 19
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank
The two-day course was great fun and I came away wanting to get right back on the water! Thanks!
Sarah N., USA, OR Milwaukie at 2016, Nov 10
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank
Dede P., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Jul 18
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank
Fantastic!
Ismail P., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Jul 20
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank
Nat was an amazing instructor- I was lucky to benefit from his incredible knowledge. He is an amazing asset for Island Sailing. I will recommend him highly.
Marie T., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Jul 18
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank
Nat at Island Sailing Club was an excellent instructor. He was very good at adjusting the lesson to the conditions and the learning style of the class members. He used down time to teach knots and other practical skills. I would definitely take another class with Nat.
Larry S., USA, OR Portland at 2016, May 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank
Couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Provided very constructive lessons without being overly critical. We did not always have ideal wind conditions... so appreciated the extra time and attention given... we were able to cover all of the practical components in the end. Thanks Nat!
Jeffrey B., USA, OR Scappoose at 2016, Apr 25
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank
Nat is a great instructor!