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Maureen Vild

Rated 4.87/5 by 12 students

Credentials

NauticEd Credentials

  • Level IV Bareboat Charter Master Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

USCG 50 ton Master Captains License Nauticed Bareboat Charter Master instructor Nauticed Skipper Small Keel Boat and Skipper (Large Keel Boat) instructor ASA instructor 201, 203 ASA 101,103,104,114
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My personal comment and commitment to you

The most common feedback I received from my students is "You are so calm and explain things in a simple manner to where it is easily understood. I believe though, that the experience of "doing" in many cases outweighs the explanation. My focus is to empower first, educate second. Bring each student to a place of complete competence. More importantly, it's all about the experience, and to have fun along with the feeling of accomplishing something beyond expectations. Lastly, to anticipate with excitement about the next time on the water.

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Feedback from previous students

Charles S., USA, CA Laguna Niguel, CA at 2022, Sep 28
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Charles S., USA, CA Laguna Niguel, CA at 2022, Sep 27
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Charles S., USA, CA Laguna Niguel, CA at 2022, Aug 06
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
TRISH B., USA, CA Long Beach at 2022, May 27
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Maureen Vild, is, in my opinion, an amazing instructor, from day one she built my confidence with the feeling of a long-time friend. Her instruction style was perfect for adult learners and she engaged the entire crew the whole time keeping the class active with hands-on activities. By day 4 we were coaching each other and really melding as a team, having so much fun my cheeks hurt from laughing. There are not enough good things I can say about her instruction or her as a person, but I can say that I can not wait to take the next course with her. I finished the small skipper course feeling that I gained a friend and someone who I will always have a connection with. Thank you Santana Sailing for connecting us with such an amazing person, I don't think we could have had a better experience.
Jason P., USA, CA Long Beach at 2022, Jun 02
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
The instructor was the best part of the course. Hands down Maureen made this experience enjoyable on the water. Nothing beats the sound of turning off the motor and being under sail power. With Maureen, every opportunity was a learning lesson from the chats at lunch to when you asked a question she would let you talk it out and guide you through to the best answer. I will be taking the Large Skipper Keelboat course with Santana Sailing and Maureen.
Kyle G., USA, CA Seal Beach at 2022, May 26
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Joseph S., USA, CA San Marino at 2022, Mar 06
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Will H., USA, CA West Hollywood at 2022, Feb 20
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank
Charles S., USA, CA Laguna Niguel, CA at 2022, Feb 20
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Edward L., USA, NY Canandaigua at 2021, Dec 08
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Excellent teacher with lots of experience and knowledge! Highly recommend.
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