Basic Keelboat Course Part 1
Basic Cruising Course
Bareboat Cruising Course
Meet the Instructors
Dan Courter - Captain Dan has been sailing for over 40 years, in dinghies, Hobie cats and keel boats up to 54 feet. He holds a 50 Ton Master Captain’s license and an ASA Instructor certificate.
He is an avid racer, primarily on J105s and Olsen 911s. He also owns a Catalina 30 on which he won the 2004 and 2009 Catalina 30 Nationals. He has many other licenses and interests but his first love has always been sailing, “Nothing is as magical as sailing, and my all time favorite is sailing under a full moon at night.”
George Fay - Captain George began his teaching career in the early 1990s as a volunteer instructor for the Sea Scouts. By this time he knew he enjoyed sailing in all its forms, cruising, racing, and instructing, so he got his 100 ton USCG License and started teaching. He's been a popular and welcome addition to our staff. So come on over, sign up for lessons and let George show you how much fun sailing can be.
Prerequiste: None, just a desire to learn to sail and have fun!
Prerequiste: Basic Cruising Certification
Prerequiste: Basic Keelboat Certification
Regardless of your skill level, whether you're merely curious, or dying to get back into sailing, Nautic Group has programs and activities to get you on the water and feeling more confident. Tailored to fit your busy life, at Nautic Group you can complete our certification program in a little as one month or go at your own pace. Nautic Group SF is a US Sailing certified school.
Bay Cruising Clinic
Basic Cruising Course
Prerequiste: Basic keelboat - part 1
Basic Keelboat Course Part 1&2
Prerequiste: None, just the desire to learn to sail and have fun!
Basic Keelboat Course Part 2
Not sure if you're ready to take a course? Try a Discover Sailing Lesson. These short classes will cover the basics and give you a taste of how amazing sailing can be!
6hr Lesson (weekday).......$149 per person
6hr Lesson (weekend).......$199 per person
3.5hr Lesson (Any day)......$ 99 per person
Robert McCreary - Captain Robert brings more than 25 years of instruction and charter experience to Nautic Group SF. Robert is a published sailing educator, race tactician, and former ASA National Education Coordinator, administering educational standards and instructor training to more than 300 charter yacht sailing schools and 3500 instructors worldwide. A U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton licensed captain since 1986, Robert operates Advanced Maritime Education, a San Francisco Bay-based captain’s licensing school.
Jim Hancock - Sailing since 1973, Captain Jim's experience includes racing, cruising, teaching and writing about sailing. An avid racer, Jim has completed in more than 200 events, most recently in the position of tactician. His most notable accomplishment, however, is his six-year cruise from San Francisco to Australia. Jim has logged over 30,000 total sea miles and holds a 50 Ton Master's License; he is both a US Sailing and ASA Sailing instructor and is the former General Manager and School Director of Club Nautique. His writing on sailing has been published in Sail Magazine, Latitude 38 and Ocean Navigator.