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Jim Miranda

Rated 4.91/5 by 21 students

Credentials

NauticEd Credentials

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

Other Credentials

USCG Captain 100 ton Masters
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My personal comment and commitment to you

Teaching folks how to sail for 20 years,. My sailing club has promoted 40 Licensed Captains in the last 16 years.

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Feedback from previous students

Dawn W., USA, IL Lockport at 2022, Mar 10
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
The learning program at 3rd Coast Cruising is second to none with the hands-on experience, positive learning environment, helpful instruction and their theory for having all students actively engaged throughout our sails.
Mark T., USA, MI Beverly Hills at 2021, Sep 16
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Captain Jim was very knowledgeable and personable and made the assessment fun.
John W., USA, MI Eagle at 2021, Sep 20
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Captain Jim Miranda was wonderful to work with. He is a great Captain that has deservingly obtained the trust of old and new crew alike. The waters off of Chicago, IL posed as great testing grounds providing traffic, wind changes, and a wonderful experience. I suggest working with Jim Miranda for any training or certifications one may be looking to accomplish.
Bryan M., USA, IL Naperville at 2021, Jul 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Fantastic!
Steve C., USA, WI Fish Creek at 2021, Jul 23
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Jim was outstanding. He was clear and straightforward about everything. He was no-nonsense and thorough in his evaluations, while maintaining a relaxed demeanor that kept all on board comfortable and enjoying the experience.
Scott S., USA, VI St. Thomas at 2020, Oct 23
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Captain Miranda is a consumate professional. He assesses firmly and hands out knowledge like candy in a Halloween parade. His teaching methods vary by the student but in the end he makes sure all are capable of passing these rigorous assessments when it is time.
Scott S., USA, VI St. Thomas at 2020, Sep 11
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Captain Jim is both a personable and professional instructor. He explains topics in a variety of ways and present challenges to test your abilities at every turn.
Brandon L., USA, IL Mundelein at 2020, Aug 02
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Denise B., USA, IL Chicago at 2020, Feb 24
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Capt Jim is definitely old-school. He knows his stuff. The vessels used for teaching are also used for teaching boat maintenance. At the end of a summer of hard sailing the boats show wear but over the winter Jim and the rest of us (his crew) do all the maintenance from scrubbing the decks/barnacles to reglassing what needs to be rebuilt. I feel very confident that I could carry out repairs on my own if necessary after the work we've put in.
Jeffrey B., USA, IN Zionsville at 2020, Mar 07
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
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