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Marc Hughston

Rated 4.96/5 by 179 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’m a professional sailing instructor, and I’m 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’re 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 just under 2,000 days on the water. I’m enjoying my 22nd year as a sailing and cruising instructor, and have benefitted from amazing mentors. And, 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 we love to do. Come and learn the ropes, and become a better sailor. We’re going to have a great time!

Juice up your Sailing Certificate. Take an online sailing course from NauticEd and get professional practical sailing instruction from Marc Hughston.

Feedback from previous students

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!
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.
Conor M., USA, CA San Carlos at 2022, Apr 04
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc was outstanding. My wife and I joined with another student for a 2-day weekend of sailing instruction and assessment for the Bareboat Charter Master. Marc patiently demonstrated all key skills, explained how and why they should be done the way they are, and allowed/encouraged us to experiment, screw up, critique and correct. Marc was always courteous and constructive, and very professional. As we went through the competency assessments, he was suitably playing a crew member role under command with great input to continue learning as we went through he day. My wife and I had a great time and would recommend Marc, and the Santana School, without hesitation. Also, Theresa, who did all the logistics / admin, was exemplary. Best I have ever seen for patience and follow through in making the weekend happen. Props to the Santana Sailing School!
Christophe R., USA, NJ Jersey City at 2022, Mar 31
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
John H., USA, CA Costa Mesa at 2022, Mar 31
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Mark did a great job!
Donnie H., USA, CA Big Bear City at 2022, Mar 17
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Great course!
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