Please select your home edition
Musto 2023 Hikers LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
Rooster Aquafleece Neck Gaiter (Snood)
Rooster Aquafleece Neck Gaiter (Snood)

Nautilus Sailing, America's premier sailing school, launches an online catamaran masterclass

by Nautilus Sailing 27 Apr 14:12 BST
A sailing and learning vacations © Nautilus Sailing

Award-winning American Sailing Association (ASA) school, Nautilus Sailing, announces the release of their online Catamaran Masterclass, tailored towards new catamaran sailors wanting to gain a solid foundation before stepping onboard for practical training.

Founded by multi-award-winning sailing instructor Timothy Geisler, Nautilus Sailing provides a bespoke, all-inclusive sail training program, taking students from little to no experience to fully ASA-qualified across six destinations in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific oceans.

With limited options available for catamaran training, Nautilus Sailing developed the course in response to the increase in demand for sailing holidays and subsequent growth in bookings year on year. Backed by the latest statistics, in 2021, the yacht charter market was valued at $18.9 billion USD, with a projection to reach $26.5 billion USD by 2027.

Due to high supply, monohulls dominate the 20-50 foot category of yacht charters in the sailing category. Yet, demand for catamarans is growing at an unprecedented rate due to the spaciousness and comfort they offer, making them the preferred choice for family and group vacations.

"This course is the culmination of thousands of hours of on-the-water teaching, distilled into 36 bite-sized video lessons, packed with interactive and practical exercises. With unlimited access, you can work at your own pace and on your own schedule." Said Tim Geisler, CEO of Nautilus Sailing.

Filmed over 18 months, the online instruction is led by Geisler, a former teacher and educator, and Tim Jenne. Coupled with professional animations and videography, the comprehensive curriculum covers critical topics such as anchoring, docking, trimming sails, heaving too, navigation and weather forecasting.

"We are incredibly excited about the launch of this online Catamaran Sailing Masterclass! Just as aspiring pilots must complete ground school before they spend time in a plane, this Masterclass will provide an incredible foundation for all catamaran sailors wishing to embark on their own sailing adventures. This online course will prove to be an industry game-changer! Sailors will be able to learn the basics from the comfort of their home through these stunning videos and avoid costly mistakes and gaps in their skills and knowledge," says Tim Geisler, CEO of Nautilus Sailing.

To access the Masterclass and for more information, visit:

Related Articles

54th Southampton International Boat Show success
The show welcomed over 650 craft, with over 350 boats berthed in the marina alone The 54th Southampton International Boat Show drew to a close yesterday and in spite of the weather causing havoc mid-week, with high winds and driving rain, organisers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors alike have heralded the show a success. Posted on 25 Sep
Dart 15 Sport Nationals at Shanklin
Started with a whimper and finished with a roar The first day of the Dart 15 Sport National Championship started in perfect sailing weather with a flat, dark blue sea, force 4 and wall to wall sunshine. Twenty-nine boats entered including eighteen from the host club. Posted on 25 Sep
Irish RS400 Inlands at Killaloe
Hurricanes can't the stop racing With the tail end of hurricane Lee sweeping the Island we saw numerous sailing events cancelled this weekend across Ireland. The team at Killaloe Sailing Club decided to go ahead as planned with the hope of getting some racing for the 33 boats entered. Posted on 25 Sep
MacBrien and Phoenix ready to take flight
Class40 sailor ready for the Global Solo Challenge William MacBrien, the only Canadian skipper entered in the Global Solo Challenge, is a man of many passions: not only an experienced sailor but also a skydiver who holds two records in Canada, with over 3,000 jumps to his credit. Posted on 25 Sep
Cape Horn Hall of Fame inductees 2023
4 Whitbread/Volvo/Ocean Race Veterans and 2 record-breaking female solo circumnavigators inducted Les Sables d'Olonne home to the Cape Horn Hall of Fame witnessed the induction of 6 new names to its honours board during the opening of a new clubhouse dedicated to the history of this most famous of all Capes and the sailors who have rounded it. Posted on 25 Sep
UK Sailors donate equipment to SVG Sailing
A truly global approach to the sustainable development of sailing The St Vincent and the Grenadines Sailing Association together with the sailing community of the United Kingdom have developed a truly global approach to the sustainable development of sailing in emerging nations such as St Vincent and the Grenadines. Posted on 25 Sep
Eurosaf 69F European Champions overall
Fin1Racing with Allan Norregaard, Janne Jarvinen, Iago Lopez win the title The enchanting scenario of Puntaldia, Sardinia, witnessed an exhilarating showcase of sailing excellence during the first ever Eurosaf 69F European Championship. Posted on 25 Sep
SailGP: Kiwis hope to be back for Spain
Emirates GBR has picked up its second consecutive event win, after the Final was abandoned Emirates GBR has picked up its second consecutive event win after the Rockwool Italy Sail Grand Prix in Taranto three-boat final against Australia and the United States was terminated due to light winds on Sunday. Posted on 25 Sep
Aldridge brings European kitefoil title home
Rounding off a stellar season with victory in Portsmouth Ellie Aldridge said her international rivals have "something to watch out for" as she was crowned European kitefoil champion on home waters. Posted on 25 Sep
Sailing this Winter?
Top Tips for keeping you or your kids warm from Dave Stubbs of CoastWaterSports Are you sailing through the winter? Do you have kids in RTG or Youth Squads, here's Dave Stubbs guide to what he has learnt about keeping warm. Posted on 25 Sep