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Marc Hughston

Rated 4.96/5 by 183 students

Credentials

NauticEd Credentials

  • Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

USCG 100 Ton Master
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My personal comment and commitment to you

I am fortunate to have figured out that my purpose in life is to share the things I know and love with those who appreciate them. In the world of sailing, that means helping you to improve your competence and confidence whether you are brand new to sailing, a seasoned sailing instructor, or somewhere in between. I had my first sailing lesson on the island of Moorea at age 14, and I now have over 2,400 days on the water. this is my 24th year as a sailing and cruising instructor, and I have benefitted from amazing mentors. While I have taught for ASA and US Sailing schools, I am most proud to be a NauticEd instructor trainer. Giving you a shortcut to the most effective skills and seamanship practices while we visit the most sought-after sailing destinations is what I love to do. Come and learn the ropes, and become a better sailor. We are going to have a great time!

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Feedback from previous students

Robert M., USA, CA LONG BEACH at 2022, Jul 21
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is a great instructor and teacher. He is able to conceptualize complex topics in plain language.
Sarah P., USA, CA Huntington Beach at 2022, Jun 24
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is a patient and experienced instructor.
Bruce S., USA, CA Dana Point at 2022, May 24
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an amazing teacher with a wealth of knowledge and experience. One thing I noted about about Marc's teaching, was that he closely evaluates each students ability to comprehend the material and how they process information. Marc will then adjust his communication of the practical skills and technics so the student can more easily grasp the concepts. He also teaches with great passion. Thanks Marc
William l., USA, CA Huntington Beach at 2022, May 07
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc was very thorough and brought up good observations and critiques. His expertise was obvious and our session was very smooth.
William B., USA, OR Beaverton at 2022, May 07
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an wonderful instructor. Very patient and very thorough. I highly recommend him to anyone that wants to up their sailing skills.
Conor M., USA, CA San Carlos at 2022, Apr 21
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc was awesome. I learned so much from him in such a short period of time. He was always imparting some gem of sailing knowledge while we were at sea.
Bruce S., USA, CA Dana Point at 2022, Apr 21
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an amazing instructor. Very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Marc & Santana Sailing for all of your sailing instructional needs.
Sarah P., USA, CA Huntington Beach at 2022, Apr 20
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
I truly enjoyed learning and sailing with Marc. He has a wonderful calm disposition and truly helps you instill confidence in your abilities. He is patient, offers excellent instruction and allows you figure it out rather than just being told what to do. I will continue to take classes from Marc!
Sarah P., USA, CA Huntington Beach at 2022, Jun 24
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
David H., USA, CA Walnut Creek at 2022, Apr 06
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc did an excellent job of tailoring his instruction to maximize my opportunity to learn, practice and master the skills I needed to improve on. I will not hesitate to recommend Marc as an instructor.
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