Bringing the Cat Back – Repairs and Refitting in Croatia On September 21st 2019, the charter company turned Nautilus Sailing’s new (new to us!) catamaran, over. Buying a charter catamaran requires some work before leaving to cross an ocean. Captains Ben and TJ. landed in Split and arrived at the Trogir marina that afternoon, with […]READ MORE
HUGE news in the sailing world! In the past decade Nautilus Sailing, an American Sailing Association school, has been one of the fastest growing sailing schools in the ASA’s worldwide network of over 350 schools. Dream Yacht Charter is the largest charter company in the world (now twice the size of Moorings and Sunsail!) with […]READ MORE
Recovering a Crew Overboard on a Sailboat: One of the most terrifying situations any sailor will ever face, is losing a crew-member overboard. Hearing those dreaded words yelled, “crew overboard!” If someone falls overboard in stormy conditions or at night time, finding them in the dark and getting them back aboard can be incredibly challenging […]READ MORE
About to do your first international charter? Once you’ve learned to sail on a live aboard sailing course, your first charter is the next, most exciting, step! When you show up for your briefings at the charter company’s office, you’ll have a million things swirling around in your mind, and may be a little overwhelmed, […]READ MORE
Stand up paddling is taking the water sports world by storm. Why? Because unlike surfing or kiteboarding or water skiing, stand up paddling scales easily for all skill levels and all ages. It’s so easy that a wee little kid can do it. Don’t believe me? Let four year old Kiara Goold teach you the […]READ MORE
In April 2014 Christine spent a week in the Sea of Cortez, learning how to sail and earning her ASA 101, 103, and 104 certifications with Nautilus Sailing. With her new skills, experience, and formal ASA certifications, she started planning her first international charter. In August, she chose to charter in Mallorca Spain, and invited some […]READ MORE
Ahhh, surfing. Is there any better feeling than judging the wave just right, digging in with a stroke or two, and gliding down a perfectly shaped mountain of water? Pure bliss. Here’s the catch: That bliss can be hard to come by. Winds, tides, swells, beach access, parking, flights, hotels, and beaucoup other factors get […]READ MORE
On Nov 2nd, Nautilus Sailing alumni converged in the Grenadines for our inaugural flotilla. 20 adults, 8 kids, 3 monohulls and 2 catamarans embarked for a fantastic week exploring this stunning destination. Students who had earned their formal sailing certification (ASA 101-104) on our week long liveaboard courses in the Grenadines and Sea of Cortez, […]READ MORE
By Luke Korkowski (April 2013 Sea of Cortez Student) The warm desert sun set over a low mountain range some ten miles distant, across an impossibly blue sea. My bare feet resting on the end of a comfortable hammock framed my view on the right, a shallow and lazy lagoon did so on the left. […]READ MORE
Destinations: First, choose a place you want to explore and are excited to visit for your sailing course. Is it a popular destination? Are locals welcoming of visitors? Do the anchorages tend to be like rush hour on the LA freeways? Is the sea life rich and the location conducive to snorkeling or diving? How is […]READ MORE
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