Baja Sailing Instructor Course

Credit: Cass Colman

Baja Sailing Instructor Course

This instructor course combines foundational leadership training within the context of a sailing expedition in the Sea of Cortez of Baja California Sur.

Priorities for this course include emphasis on sailing techniques and theory, teaching the NOLS leadership curriculum, risk management in a group setting, and building an inclusive and positive course culture. This course will build on the outdoor and education experience you already have, while allowing you to fine-tune your teaching and leadership skills.

Successful completion of the instructor course will prepare you to work Drascombe Longboat sailing courses for NOLS.

Applications will close at the end of the day on August 31, 2019. You will be notified of your application status by October 1, 2019. 

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24 days

Minimum Age

21 yrs.

Academic Credit

4 College Credits
  • 2 Leadership
  • 2 Outdoor Educator
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Leave No Trace - Master Educator


Course Description

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Travel and Logistics


Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Fly in/out

Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Skills learned


Additional Details

Prerequisite: Minimum of a 70-hour Wilderness First Responder and current adult CPR certification