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Marc Hughston

Rated 4.96/5 by 99 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
View Sailing Resume.

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!

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Feedback from previous students

Michael M., USA, CA Downey at 2020, Sep 23
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Patrice M., USA, FL MIAMI at 2020, Sep 11
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Huey L., USA, CA Santa Ana at 2020, Sep 22
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Mark was patient and has an ocean of knowledge. He allowed me to make mistakes (in safety of course) and I feel that's the best way for me to learn and remember. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Milo G., USA, CA San Clemente at 2020, Jul 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc Hughston is an excellent instructor and role model. I am looking forward to taking whatever classes I can from him and modeling my sailing from him. He runs a tight ship but in a very friendly and supportive way.
Chad L., USA, CA Murrieta at 2020, Jul 06
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
I would highly recommend Marc and Santana Sailing if you want to learn the ins and outs of sailing and be able to charter with confidence.
Jeff C., USA, CA San Clemente at 2020, Jul 05
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc was a very thorough and knowledgable sailing instructor. We were able to perform all of the necessary requirements with Marc adding other very valuable tidbits to make us better cruising sailors. With his expert instruction, I feel that I am better equipped to anchor in more situations than I could have performed otherwise. Very likable and easy going, I liked the scenarios that he placed us in and then how well he guided us when needed. I would highly recommend Marc to any of my friends who might be interested in learning sailing.
Douglas R., USA, CA malibu at 2020, Jul 04
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Chad L., USA, CA Murrieta at 2020, Jun 11
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is patient and willing to let students make mistakes in order to have teachable moments. I always come away from Marc's trips more confident and prepared to charter on my own.
Malcolm M., USA, CA San Clemente at 2020, Jun 04
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is a very knowledgeable person/captain and a very good teacher. He made sure to take the time necessary to assist me in any question or sailing process I asked. Marc has been very professional, personable and friendly since the day I first spoke to him over the phone to discuss my sailing requirements. I would highly recommend him as the perfect sailing instructor. Also, Marc's choice of crew to assist me in my practical assessment, Richard Kim, was an excellent one. Richard was also very friendly and knowledgeable during the two days we spent together. Thanks to both of you for an awesome experience.
Tony F., USA, CA Long Beach at 2020, Jun 06
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Marc is a great instructor. He is very knowledgeable in his craft and communicates this knowledge clearly and patiently.
Nickolas P., USA, UT south jordan at 2020, Jun 02
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Marc was a great instructor. He put me in situations that made my learning all come together. I look forward to having more training with him in the future.
Caio G., USA, CA San Clemente at 2020, Aug 26
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
I have had several classes with Marc and it has been always a pleasure. I have nothing else to say.
Caio G., USA, CA San Clemente at 2020, May 19
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Stephen A., USA, CA Newport Beach at 2020, May 30
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Excellent teacher!
Allen W., USA, CA Riverside at 2020, May 08
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Ziyan W., USA, at 2020, May 29
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Quinn H., USA, CA Long Beach at 2020, May 29
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Marc is highly knowledgeable about sailing and does a good job explaining the theory behind the physics of sailing. The two vessels used for the practical learning were clean and in good condition. My only critiques are that I felt there could more structure with the daily lesson plans; understandably the weather conditions on a given day will impact what coursework can completed but a detailed briefing of the intended exercises and route for the day could be covered before leaving the marina, waiting until getting out on the water and then being told where to go and what to do led to a fair amount of confusion that detracted from the learning process. Additionally, I felt there was unnecessary pressure created from sailing closer to objects in the water than I was comfortable with as a beginner and not being familiar with the capabilities of the vessel, and also by perhaps not recognizing that a beginner student is the weak link on the vessel and likely needs more time to complete
Michael B., USA, CA Riverside at 2020, Mar 14
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Maxson S., USA, CA Fountain Valley at 2020, Feb 20
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Marc is a consummate professional of the First Class. He excels at developing strategies that deliver results. A broad and firm grasp of sailing fundamentals was promised, and very much delivered.
Charles D., USA, CO Dillon at 2019, Dec 18
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Couldn't have asked for anything better or different. Marc was a fantastic, patient instructor with a wealth of knowledge and experience. As a bonus, a very genuine and fun person to be around.
Heather D., USA, CO Dillon at 2019, Dec 19
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Marc was incredible - I came on this course knowing little in comparison to my partner, who was going for his Bareboat/SLC certification. Marc was patient and willing to teach me from the ground up in many aspects, all while balancing the knowledge my partner was working to prove. Not to mention, he is great company! You will not regret a course with Marc and will walk away with so much knowledge and confidence!
Eileen H., USA, IL Chicago at 2020, Feb 21
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc was great! I appreciated his passion and knowledge for sailing. He is an adept teacher who can work with each student at their own level.
William B., USA, OR Beaverton at 2019, Nov 16
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an excellent instructor. Very patient, very thorough and a lot of fun to sail with. I am so glad I found his Santana sailing school listed on Nauticed.
Daniel K., USA, CA Long beach at 2019, Nov 27
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Joe H., USA, CA Trabuco Canyon at 2019, Nov 27
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc did an outstanding job
Mike G., USA, CA Long Beach at 2019, Sep 21
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is a great instructor, cant go wrong with Santana Sailing.
Ken H., USA, CA Orinda at 2019, Aug 30
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Nothing more to say. Marc was top notch in every aspect.
Caio G., USA, CA San Clemente at 2019, Dec 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
I like Marc Hughston way of teaching and he is patient with me, which is not always that easy - that says a lot.
Vic K., USA, PA at 2019, Aug 25
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
My son and I had decided to take a sailing class while we were visiting southern California. My son found Santana Sailing School and began corresponding with Marc. It was clear from the start that this was going to be an intensive and rigorous training program. It started with online training which was comprehensive and informative and needed to be completed before we actually started sailing. When we arrived in Long Beach, Marc met us and led us to a very well kept Catalina 34, La Terza Vita. He immediately began orienting us to the boat and within 45 minutes we were starting the checklist and got comfortable with the boats systems and safety equipment. After a brief break, we were ready to cast off and get underway. But first we had to practice departing and docking the boat. I will admit I was nervous the first couple of times. It was rather intimidating backing a 34 foot boat out of a slip taking it out of the harbor and then bringing it back in again but Marc's technique
Vic K., USA, PA at 2019, Aug 25
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
My son and I had decided to take a sailing class while we were visiting southern California. My son found Santana Sailing School and began corresponding with Marc. It was clear from the start that this was going to be an intensive and rigorous training program. It started with online training which was comprehensive and informative and needed to be completed before we actually started sailing. When we arrived in Long Beach, Marc met us and led us to a very well kept Catalina 34, La Terza Vita. He immediately began orienting us to the boat and within 45 minutes we were starting the checklist and got comfortable with the boats systems and safety equipment. After a brief break, we were ready to cast off and get underway. But first we had to practice departing and docking the boat. I will admit I was nervous the first couple of times. It was rather intimidating backing a 34 foot boat out of a slip taking it out of the harbor and then bringing it back in again but Marc's technique
Cody K., , at 2019, Dec 19
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc's instruction was truly excellent. I have a solid foundation to continue my sailing career.
Caio G., USA, CA San Clemente at 2019, Dec 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Caio G., USA, CA San Clemente at 2019, Dec 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Enrique G., USA, CA Huntington Beach at 2019, Aug 09
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Caio G., USA, CA San Clemente at 2019, Dec 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Mike G., USA, CA Long Beach at 2019, Aug 01
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Carlos H., USA, CA Huntington Beach at 2019, Jul 26
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
John R., USA, CA Burbank at 2019, Jul 26
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
I have been sailing for many years and have my own boat, but time on the water with Marc was exactly what I needed to take my skills to the next level and prepare myself for a charter vacation. Days on the water with Marc are fun and informative. It's always a good day when you're able to be out sailing, and Marc's attitude and professionalism really add to the experience!
SCOTT S., USA, CO Arvada at 2019, Jul 27
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is a patient and very thorough instructor. He is very knowledgeable, experienced, and loves to pass this on to students.
William P., USA, CA Laguna Niguel at 2019, Jul 17
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is an excellent 👌 instructor and he is always teaching and providing instruction from the very basic level to the most complex issues on a boat a very competent instructor. I have sailed with Marc in extreme conditions and mild he always has a willingness to help provide instruction.
Caio G., USA, CA San Clemente at 2019, Jul 10
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
I liked his style and I learned more than I expected.
Mark B., USA, CA Seal Beach at 2019, Jun 23
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
I thought that I knew a bit about sailing until I started taking sailing instruction from Marc Hughston and quickly learned that I knew next to nothing. In the last two months Marc has turned me into a better sailor and a safer sailor. NauticEd is fortunate to have Marc on board. The best sailing instructor that I have ever had. I would recommend Marc to one and all.
Gary D., USA, CA San Francisco at 2019, Jun 05
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He is also a good teacher and pleasant to spend time with in close quarters. I highly recommend him. The experience was will worth the travel time from San Francisco, where I live.
Kevin H., USA, CA LOS ANGELES at 2019, Jun 14
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is a friendly, highly knowledgeable and effective instructor. He has extremely high standards for success and really cares about helping you learn the most critical aspects of safe sailing. To be sure, I feel I am a more confident sailor with new skills on the water. Thanks Marc!
Cary K., USA, WA Issaquah at 2019, Jun 02
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc Hughston made the SLC assessment an enjoyable and informative experience. He's a helluva skipper and a good guy, as well.
Norb S., USA, CA Truckee at 2019, May 17
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Douglas S., Canada, Calgary at 2019, May 17
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Nicholas W., USA, CA Oakland at 2019, Apr 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Erwin G., USA, CA Lafayette at 2019, Apr 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc came recommended by NauticEd, so I expected him to be a knowledgeable instructor. He exceeded my expectations! He was friendly, understanding and observant. You're lucky to have him representing NauticEd!
James A., Canada, AB Calgary at 2019, Apr 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an excellent instructor. He is patient and his goal is to make sure that you get the knowledge that you need to be safe on the water besides having a great time.
Nicholas W., USA, CA Oakland at 2019, Apr 23
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an exceptional instructor and sailor. He is the kind of teacher you will remember as being one of the best you've met. I did a 5-day sailing adventure around the Channel Islands with him for the SLC practical competency verification. He is kind, fun and extremely knowledgeable. As a teacher, he knows how to push the student to do better and better and to make sure the technique is assimilated completely before moving on. If you take a class with Marc, you will definitely become a better sailor regardless of experience and goals. He also creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere and those 5 days on the boat were an unforgettable experience. I would recommend Marc to anyone who wants to advance their sailing skills.
Carlos B., USA, CA Long Beach at 2019, Nov 06
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Cor L., USA, CA Irvine at 2019, Apr 24
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Taking additional instruction from Marc helped me master Mediterranean mooring and a few other skills I needed brushing up on. The practices he led us through were just what I needed. I very much appreciate his knowledge and experience.
Curt G., USA, CO woodland park at 2019, Apr 17
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
The advantage of working with a real veteran of the sailing world is what Marc Hughston delivers. Marc is thoroughly knowledgeable and can convey that knowledge through excellent teaching and personal communications skills. The time spent with Marc was exactly what I needed at this step of my sailing education. But more, it was fun and akin to a mini vacation with a good friend. I will work again with Marc in the future. My sincere thank you for a perfect experience.
John W., USA, olympia at 2019, Apr 14
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc was an outstanding instructor, kind, patient and knowledgeable. What we learned in our days with Marc was remarkable. My comfort level in my own abilities rose exponentially and he was excellent in both his delivery of praise and in his realistic assessment when we performed a task where more work was needed to build proficiency. He expects a certain skill set to be learned and spent the time to make sure that it was before moving forward in the educational progression. Marc was more than generous in taking the time to not only teach the curriculum but he seems to really enjoy spending time on the water indulging his students whims. He never rushed us back to the dock and we went over our allotted time every day we spent with him. He always spent extra time at the end of each session to review the days performance and gave well thought out advice and tips on what to work on to achieve the next level of competency in any given skill. Couldn't be happier with this course. We will be
David B., USA, CA SAN DIEGO at 2019, Mar 31
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc provided an exceptional 2-day training/evaluation event for my SLC practical competency evaluation! He gave excellent briefings and hands-on training, which made my evaluation go smoothly. Excellent instructional techniques which strongly reinforce the lessons being taught. I highly recommend Marc and Santana Sailing for anybody desiring to increase their sailing knowledge and competency!
Todd F., USA, UT Springville at 2019, Mar 17
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
The gift of quality instruction is rare. Patience, experience, knowledge, clarity, understanding, humor, firmness when appropriate, prepared, generous with knowledge and time, professional and just a pretty cool guy all around, would be my description of Marc. 5 stars. It is what it is. Todd Frye. Bonneville School of Sailing.
Jodee T., , at 2019, May 05
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Christine O., USA, CA Anaheim at 2019, Jan 27
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
I have grown exponentially in my sailing knowledge and skills under Marc's instruction. He explains the "why" behind choices and I feel, teaches how to do things in an efficient manner. He is patient and very passionate about teaching and giving to his students.
Garth L., Canada, BC Invermere at 2019, Jan 27
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
James A., Canada, AB Calgary at 2019, Jan 28
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an excellent sailing instructor and is patient but committed to improve his student's nautical skills.
Douglas S., Canada, Calgary at 2019, Jan 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an excellent instructor. Took every opportunity to educate. Was patient and and adapting teach and training approach to each student. I learned a lot. Highly recommended.
Alex P., USA, CA IRVINE at 2018, Dec 10
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Great instructor. I would highly recommend. A+
Richard K., , at 2020, Jul 06
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
This was a excellent program and I am looking forward to continuing to learn more from this excellent Instructor. I will be taking other modules to become more competent with every aspect of sailing. I am looking forward to going to other global destinations to practice what I have learned in this program. Thank you Marc.
Jeremy B., USA, CA Corona at 2019, Feb 17
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Charles B., USA, CA Dana Point at 2018, Oct 26
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc Hughston is an exceptional sailing instructor and Master Mariner, applying his unique and effective teaching techniques for an enjoyable and lasting learning experience. I highly recommend Marc and Santana Sailing to anyone at any level, looking to grow or extend their knowledge and sailing skill set.
Duncan M., USA, CA La Mesa at 2018, Sep 23
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Professional, timely, knows his stuff. Did the assessment on my boat while I was cruising in his area. The condition of boat was excellent because, hey, it was my boat!
Jeremy B., USA, CA Corona at 2019, Jan 21
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Robert J., USA, CA Chatsworth at 2018, Oct 12
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc's instruction was the best I've experienced. He reviewed the written exam, explaining, in great detail, all improperly answered questions. The on-the-water exam was clearly explained, well paced, and complete in every detail. When complete, I felt I was a more competent skipper for the experience, and I had much more confidence in my ability to skipper a sailing vessel. Marc is a fantastic instructor.
Gym F., USA, FL Deerfield Beach at 2019, Jun 18
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Gym F., USA, FL Deerfield Beach at 2019, Jun 18
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Robert J., USA, CA Chatsworth at 2018, Oct 12
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc is an excellent instructor. He was able to completely explain each of the required maneuvers, before they were attempted. While the maneuver was tried, he competently coached me through the difficult parts. Afterward, he knowledgeably pointed out the problems and how to improve my performance, on the next attempt. I would heartily endorse Marc as an instructor to be sought out for top-notch training.
Gregory B., , at 2018, Sep 10
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Very knowledgeable and patient instructor. Enthusiastically responded to every question. He covered all aspects of safely anchoring a boat and instilled a lot of confidence in all of us. Great course and I highly recommend this instructor.
Allen W., USA, CA Riverside at 2018, Sep 07
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Stephen L., USA, CO Denver at 2018, Aug 27
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is an avid sailor whose many years of experience shine through in his ability to teach. I would recommend Marc to anyone serious about learning how to sail a Keelboat or looking to hone their skills.
Richard K., , at 2020, Jul 06
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is great at explaining the technical aspect of sailing in practical terms, that is easy to understand and execute. I would recommend Marc highly for beginner sailor to expert level sailors.
Casey A., USA, LA New Orleans at 2018, Aug 15
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Great instructor - extremely patient and outgoing.
David W., USA, CA Newport Beach at 2018, Aug 15
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Marc was very though and gave great pointers above and beyond the coursework!
David C., USA, CA Orange at 2018, Aug 15
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Marc is very a very competent instructor
David C., USA, CA Orange at 2018, Aug 15
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Marc is a very competent instructor
Joe H., USA, CA Trabuco Canyon at 2018, Aug 22
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Marc was outstanding and I will take future classes with him Joe Hoffmam
Gordon G., USA, SD Box Elder at 2018, Aug 27
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is excellent I can not say enough goods things bout working with Marc as an instructor, Check Captain, or just as a skipper on our charters....a real pleasure.
Richard K., , at 2018, Aug 23
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Marc Hughston is a Amazing Sailing instructor. His knowledge in both practical and technical aspect of Sailing was very impressive. His passion for the sport and the sailing lifestyle comes through every time you are on the water with Marc. He is not only a great instructor, he is a true ambassador to the Sailing lifestyle and the Industry.
Michael D., USA, CO Denver at 2018, Jul 07
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Marc was professional and a wealth of knowledge. I enjoyed my time and learned quite a bit while there
Brett B., USA, CA Mission Viejo at 2018, Jul 04
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is an excellent instructor
Robert Russell F., USA, CA Chino at 2019, Mar 10
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is an excellent captain and sailor. He is patient, has a great sense of humor and truly loves what he is doing. What could be better than that in an instructor. He has fostered in me the knowledge that I can sail anywhere and in almost any conditions and do it safely.
Sheryn M., USA, CA Irvine at 2018, Jul 27
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Derek V., USA, CA Los angeles at 2018, Jun 11
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is a calm and professional teacher, a passionate sailor and a Catalina expert. I learned a ton from Marc. Anyone would be lucky to have Marc has their instructor, at any level.
Derek V., USA, CA Los angeles at 2018, Jun 11
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
James W., USA, CA Los Angeles at 2018, Jun 11
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc was a great instructor. I've taken some other sailing classes in the past and I really felt like I got a lot our of Marc's class. I would definitely take more classes with him.
Mustansir G., USA, CA at 2018, Oct 11
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Sabina S., USA, at 2018, Oct 11
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Marc B., USA, CA Anaheim at 2018, May 12
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Marc is very knowledgable and explains things thoroughly. He’s a great accompanyment to the online NauticEd materials.
Robert Russell F., USA, CA Chino at 2018, May 15
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
This class gave me more options when faced with a man overboard situation. I appreciate the opportunity to learn these new methodologies.
Linda M., USA, CA MONROVIA at 2018, May 15
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Great learning experience! There is so much to learn and it can seem overwhelming, but Marc’s teaching style really helped me, taking my skills to the next level. I’ve had other lessons and didn’t walk away feeling as competent as I did here. Marc would explain a task & the reasons behind what does or doesn’t work. Second, he’d demonstrate it, explaining as he went. Then it was our turn to do it. He was right there besides us, talking us through each step. If we made a mistake, he was right there to help us correct it. I always felt safe & in control. We’d then discuss why things worked or didn’t work & we’d do it over & over. Marc made sure that not only could we do a task successfully, but that we could explain all the reasoning behind it. There’s so many instructors to choose from, many experienced captains…but, those qualifications don’t guarantee that they have the communication skills to be a good teacher. Marc definitely does & you can see the difference.
Bill G., USA, CA Long Beach at 2018, May 15
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Christine O., USA, CA Anaheim at 2018, May 05
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Capt Hughston is extremely knowledgeable and teaches the WHY you do something, not just HOW to do it. This is terribly important in knowing how to make decisions and what to do when you are on your own. He also lets the student really get their 'hands on' experience!
Gordon G., USA, SD Box Elder at 2018, May 04
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is an excellent instructor and a knowledgeable sailor. When things have gone south on the water as things sometimes do, Marc has repeatedly handled the situation in a calm professional manner. He has the knowledge and skills to teach in a manner that makes learning easy and fun.
William B., USA, CA Aliso Viejo at 2018, Mar 06
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Marc is a very competent, friendly, and supportive instructor. He never lost his patience with his students, even when things got stressful. You can tell that Marc loves sailing and loves teaching others about his passion. I look forward to sailing with and learning more from Marc in the future.