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Charles Buckner

Rated 5/5 by 2 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
View Sailing Resume.

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

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!