When we put the Skipper Sailing Course and the Maneuvering Under Power course together we get the Day Skipper Bundle of courses. Combine that with some sailing experience and you can achieve the NauticEd Sailing Certification of Day Skipper Rank.
The Skipper Course is our most comprehensive course. It should take the average person about 20 hours to get through this course including the time to take the test. The Skipper course (with out the test) is also available on the iTunes iBook store. Just search for NauticEd or go to the Skipper iBook here
We think that the Maneuvering Under Power Course is the world’s best course on how to maneuver and dock a sailboat. The theory course will take about three hours to get through including the test. We give you 27 different maneuvering exercises to do on your own boat. We totally recommend you grab a few sandwiches, some drinks and a mate or two and head out to the boat on a windy day and go through these simple yet very revealing exercises. You’ll end the day having had a great time and laugh with some friends and be so incredibly confident about your future maneuvering ability. By the end – you’ll be confident in maneuvering your boat every which way in any wind condition. The Maneuvering Course material (with out the test) is also available on the iTunes iBook store. Just search for NauticEd on iTunes or go to the Maneuvering and docking a sailboat iBook here.
On the iPad, if you want to take the tests just down load out free testing app. If you already have the online courses then the tests will show up automatically for free. If you haven’t invested in the courses online yet you can buy via in-app purchase on the iPad testing app or go to the sailing courses page on NauticEd and purchase there.
Getting the Day Skipper rank also requires logging time in your free NauticEd online Logbook. See the experience tab when you login. For information on how the experience vs levels work visit our Sailing Certifications page.