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Carl Richardson

Rated 4.87/5 by 80 students


NauticEd Credentials

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

Other Credentials

Instructor Certifications- RYA Yachtmaster Cruising Instructor, Small Keelboat Day Skipper, Basic Coastal Cruising, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Charter Master, Coastal Navigation, Advanced Coastal Cruising, Cruising Catamaran, RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities and TC ROC(M) VHF Radio Course Professional Sailing Certifications- RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (MCA), Marine CPR AED First Aid, Transport Canada (TC) SVOP, TC Marine Emergencies ME3, ISAF Safety at Sea
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My personal comment and commitment to you

My lesson plans use proven teaching methods that assist my students in acquiring fundamental sailing knowledge, sail planning, navigation, marine weather, operational vigilance and boat-handling for all conditions. With over 42,000 NM logged under sail and a professional sailing Instructor for the past 15 years, I have had the privilege to introduce sailing and certify more than 1600 students on cruising keelboats 24-52 feet and cruising catamarans 38-48 feet. My favourite C&L destinations are BC's West Coast including Howe Sound, Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound. I also enjoy Instructing Cruise & Learn adventures in France, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, Greece, British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Grenadines, Antigua, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chili and UK- 65 weeks in the past 12 years. I am an Instructor for the NauticED Qualified Crew, Coastal Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master and Captain Rank Certifications.

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Feedback from previous students

Deanna P., Canada, Surrey at 2022, Apr 20
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Juan-Pablo S., USA, HI Waikoloa at 2019, Sep 01
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
I been sailing and receiving instruction from Carl for about 10 years now and really appreciate his dedication and patience to ensure you get the knowledge and confidence need to skipper a vessel safely.
Garry B., Canada, BC Nelson at 2019, Aug 25
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Carl has a great depth of knowledge and is a very good instructor. He has lots of energy and never misses an opportunity to teach.
Villads S., Canada, BC Vancouver at 2019, Apr 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Carl Richardson is a sailing gold mine of endless knowledge and experience . Always loads of fun and makes learning a joy. Safety first, and very professional. Would highly recommend VSC to anybody who’s getting started or want to learn more about sailing.
Blair S., Canada, BC North Vancouver at 2019, Apr 11
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Carl pushed hard on things that I "knew" but needed to know much more deeply. An example was COB, where he challenged me to think through critical details that I had skimmed over. His challenging me was far more valuable than a simple check-box rubric exercise.
Greg B., Canada, BC Victoria at 2019, Apr 03
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
The National Standard Rubrics (NSR) assessment was provided and explained by email. I used it as a study tool. The material covered in the assessment was included in the NSR assessment , however, the assessment was not used as a tool in the assessment to my knowledge. This not a criticism, rather an observation that left me wondering whether it would have added value to have a more prevalent role in the assessment, or whether it would have just been a distraction from a very positive experience.
Adam C., Canada, Vancouver at 2018, Nov 22
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Jason S., Canada, BC Kamloops at 2018, Oct 23
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Good job in adapting to situations. Taking time throughout to explain the details and allowing time to get re-try drills when necessary. Making the course a cruise while gaining an education.
Arne R., Canada, Sturgeon County at 2018, Oct 21
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Garett D., Canada, at 2018, Oct 20
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
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