Welcome to Shearwater University

The four schools of Shearwater University are focused on high-quality maritime education on the Salish Sea.  Each school focuses on a different type or aspect of boating.  Yet they are all linked through the common purpose of growing our boating skills and deepening our appreciation of this spectacular northwest environment.


The two-fold mission of Shearwater University is to:

1) Provide a maritime education center for boaters of all levels to expand their skills & knowledge, and to increase their safety, confidence & enjoyment boating on Salish Sea and beyond.

2) Provide high-quality, rigorous and fun learning opportunities from professional educators with a high level of boating expertise, as well as a high level of expertise in helping different kinds of learners be successful and meet their goals.

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

John Lubbock