New England Sailing Center (NESC)

Coastal Passage Making Certification

Coastal Passage Making Certification

  • Description:

Coastal Passage Making is for advanced sailors looking for experience of at least 50 nautical miles upon coastal waters. Coastal Passage Making challenges those students who have taken Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, Bareboat Cruising, Coastal Navigation or have the equivalent qualifications. Everything you learned from these courses will be used along with new skills you master through this course. Some of these skills include night time approaches to anchorages, night time man overboards, full on navigation, lights at night, standing watches and safety items one must know when sailing out of sight of land.

  • Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, Bareboat Cruising, Coastal Navigation

If certifying, students must have completed the Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, Bareboat Cruising and Coastal Navigation courses or have comparable training to challenge the prerequisite certifications.

The Coastal Navigation course prerequisite is offered in conjunction with this course. Tuition is discounted from $295 to $236 when taken in combination with Coastal Passage Making.

  • Certification: Coastal Passage Making Certification
  • Duration: 5 days / 4 nights course
  • Cost: $2,195 $1,756 per person (maximum 4 students)

Tuition includes the Coastal Passage Making text, night of arrival sleep aboard, provisioning for 5 days (4 breakfasts; 4 lunches; 2 dinners; snacks and starter kit) and the Coastal Passage Making certification fee. Not included in the tuition are drinking water and other beverages, dinners ashore, instructor’s gratuity. A minimum deposit of 50% of total package is due at the time of the booking. Balance is due 60 days prior to the course start date.

  • Curriculum:

Coastal Passage Making graduates will have successfully demonstrated their ability to responsibly skipper and crew an inboard auxiliary powered cruising sailboat during passages on coastal waters, in all weather conditions, including all levels of visibility and all hours of the day and night.

Visit our Coastal Passage Making Certification Overview for more information on this course.