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Charles Buckner

Rated 5/5 by 5 students


NauticEd Credentials

  • Level V Captain Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

USCG Captain 100 Ton Master
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My personal comment and commitment to you

Captain Charles is a Master Mariner with 24 years sailing experience. He is an accomplished open ocean sailboat cruising and racing expert, having sailed over 20,000 nautical miles. Cruising areas include the US West, East coasts and Hawaii, Mexico, Gallapagos Islands, thru-out French Polynesia, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Greece, France and Italy. Completed races, under US Sailing’s Offshore Racing Rule, include, 2017 TransPac, SoCal 300, 2018 PV (San Diego, CA to Puerto Vallarta, MX), multiple Newport to Ensenada races and local SoCal PHRF races. Whether a novice looking to discover the adventurer in yourself, or an experienced mariner looking to further develop your skill set as an accomplished seaman, Captain Charles and Nautical Ventures can help you in your journey.

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Feedback from previous students

Kevin W., USA, CA Chula Vista at 2021, Apr 16
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Amazing instructor
Doug S., USA, CA San Diego at 2021, Apr 11
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Captain Charles is a master of his craft. He stressed safety, technique, and was an absolute pleasure to sail with. I would go to sea with him anyday.
Kevin W., USA, CA Chula Vista at 2021, Apr 08
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Mr. Buckner professionalism is not only to instruct me to be a qualified and competent sailor, his goal is to ensure that I am a competent and confident sailor.
Frank P., USA, AZ Oro Valley at 2019, Apr 16
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Great instructor. Beautiful Beneteau 48. Charles has made a Pacific crossing, avid racer and charter captain. Charles knows his stuff and has a lot of real world practical experience.
Darroch C., USA, OR Astoria at 2019, Mar 26
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Once I completed the course required materials Rubrics and we still had time Capt. Charles Buckner challenged me with additional skills. This was motivation to sign up for additional NauticEd courses!
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