Mariners Learning System™ has developed an intuitive learning approach that's direct, clear, and effective. By providing a methodical, well-organized program of professionally produced, on-demand lectures, videos, and companion textbook, our students are able to absorb and retain what they have learned.
One year's access to our award-winning Internet based narrated lecture and interactive learning system. Included with each Mariners Learning System™ course is 24/7 access to our online instructors. In the rare event that an online instructor cannot answer your question, toll free telephone support with one of our Staff Instructors will be provided.
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Auxiliary Sail for the Mariner
The Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement is required if you want to operate an Inspected Sailing Vessel
Mariners Learning System™ has developed an intuitive learning approach that's direct, clear, and effective. By providing a methodical, well-organized program of professionally produced, on-demand lectures, videos, and companion materials, our students are able to absorb and retain what they have learned.
Course Subjects Include:
Sailing Vessel Seamanship
Sailing Rules of the Road
Anatomy of a Sailboat
Sailing terms and definitions
This course satisfies the examination requirement for the Sailing Endorsement. Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate that will be accepted in lieu of the standard Coast Guard examination!
To add the Sailing Endorsement onto a Master Inland or Mate Near Coastal License you must document at least 180 days on a sail or auxiliary sailing vessel. To add the Sailing Endorsement onto a Master Near Coastal License you must document at least 360 days on a sail or auxiliary sailing vessel.
License Operating Area
This Endorsement can be issued for "Great Lakes" waters, "Inland" waters or "Near Coastal" waters. (depending on where you gained your experience)
Included with each Mariners Learning System™ course is 24/7 access to our online instructors. Each instructor is a USCG Licensed Master that has gone through a rigorous approval process meeting the standards of the United States Coast Guard to become a certified instructor. They bring a level of knowledge, experience, and professionalism that adds to the total learning process. In the rare event than an online instructor cannot answer your question, toll free telephone support with one of our Staff Instructors will be provided.
The Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement authorizes the holder to operate inspected sail or auxiliary sail vessel, as applicable, within the scope and limitations of their license. A written examination is required to demonstrate knowledge of sailing. Upon successfully passing the exam, a certificate will be issued that will be recognized by the USCG as satisfying the testing requirements. Licensed Master or mates may be endorsed for sail or auxiliary sail, as appropriate.
This USCG-approved course is designed to fulfill the training and testing requirements for an Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement to be added onto any 25/50 or 100 Ton Master or Mate License.
You must take the exam on a desktop computer or laptop (not a tablet ex: Chromebook)
You must have a working built-in or external webcam and microphone
Your Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Determine your Internet speed by running a test at: http://www.speedtest.net
The lighting in the room must be bright enough so that your face and eyes can be seen throughout the duration of the exam.
Your desk/workspace must be completely cleared of all papers, books, and reference materials. In addition, please clear the entire room (including walls and bookshelves) of any materials that could be considered reference materials. Any suspect items seen during the initial room scan by your proctor will be flagged.
You MUST provide your valid government issued photo ID when requested.
You MUST remain directly in front of your webcam for the duration of the exam.
You MUST NOT have anyone else in the room with you for the duration of your exam.
You MUST NOT interact or communicate with anyone by any means while testing.
You MUST NOT use any other electronic devices (phone, ipod, headphones, MP3 player, another computer, etc.) while taking the exam.
Reference materials (papers, pens, books, study guides, e-mails, website, etc.) MUST NOT be used while testing.
You MUST NOT use any mobile device or have any mobile device within your eyesight during the exam.
You MUST NOT access other websites or applications on the computer while testing.
You MUST NOT intentionally disable internet connection while testing.
*Violation of any these rules will be flagged during your exam by the web proctor, and your exam WILL be marked as a FAIL, you will not be eligible for a refund and WILL be banned from re-taking the exam with Mariners Learning System.