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BYS Sailing School

BYS Sailing School

The Bluenose Sailing School opened in 2023 and offers a wide range of courses from the basics of sailing to performance race clinics. Classes are run by qualified sailing instructors on late-model Jeanneau cruising and racing boats. Explore the beautiful waters of Narragansett Bay and beyond while learning new sailing skills along the way.

How does it work?



Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd.




Use our skilled in-house sailing instructors to gain practical sailing experience and confidence.

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Once you pass the courses and practical training, you’ll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency.


What does a NautEd Certificate show?


Displays one of:

  • Certificate of Nautical Achievement
  • Certificate of Nautical Competence
  • Certificate of Nautical Mastery

depending on the instructor’s assessment and student’s logged boating experience.


Displays the Rank of the student and the Level. Rank and Level are a combination of theory course work and on-the-water logged experience.

  • Level I = 10 days
  • Level II = 25 days
  • Level III = 50 days
  • Level IV = 100 days
  • Level V = 200 days

Rank is courses passed plus Level. The student must have Level to achieve Rank. The software automatically determines the Rank and Level of the students as they pass courses and enter experience in their logbook


If an instructor has done an assessment, the determination of competence will be listed here. Practical competence will not be listed as higher than the student’s theory courses Rank. i.e. the student must pass the appropriate theory courses to receive the recognition of practical competence. For higher Ranks like BBCM and Captain, the student must log sufficient time to Level III to be fully awarded the associated Practical Competence.


Displays on the certificate if the student has been assessed as competent on-the-water under the American National standards


Listed if the student is Catamaran Qualified via sufficient catamaran sailing experience and passing the Catamaran online course OR Catamaran Endorsed via a practical on-the-water competence skills assessment. VHF Endorsement is issued if the student has passed the VHF module.

NauticEd Certificate


Private Lessons

Multihull Cruising

Introduction to Sailing


School Training and Assessment

Qualified Crew - Sail

Skipper Small Keelboat - Sail

Skipper Large Keelboat - Sail

Bareboat Charter Master Rank

?? Offshore Captain – Sail ??

?? Catamaran – Sail ??


Contact our professionals to learn more.

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks, Director of Performance Yachts