Ardenna Flagship Program:
Your Cruising Sailboat on the Salish Sea

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:  Train for outstanding skills through a 3-tiered program, and cruise this exceptional vessel on your own and with the Ardenna Community - safely and confidence on the Salish Sea.  Earn internationally recognized certifications and cruise anywhere in the world.
NEW FOR COVID:  Pod Cruising with Captain Wooly.  A great introduction to sailing and cruising on the Salish Sea.  Safe and immersive experience with your "Covid Pod" for a day, a few days, or a week.

Welcome to Shearwater University

The four schools of Shearwater University are focused on high-quality maritime education on the Salish Sea.  Classes are hands-on, and taught by a professional educator.  Each school focuses on a different type or aspect of boating.  Yet they are all linked through the common purpose of growing solid skills for safe and confident enjoyment of the Salish Sea and beyond.


The mission of Shearwater University is to Provide high quality maritime education, from professional educators, personalized to the individual backgrounds, goals, and learning styles of students.  We build skills to meet the challenges of the Salish Sea and beyond for safe, enjoyable boating.


The Mountain and the Sea are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock