Auxiliary Sail

Auxiliary Sail

For mariners who hold or are applying for an OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel), Master 100 or Master 200 gross tons license to meet the current USCG examination requirements for a Sailing Endorsement per 46 CFR 11.401(d) for an Auxiliary Sail endorsement to be added to any national endorsement as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV), or Master or Master of less than 200 GRT (Gross Register Tons).

(This course is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.)



Any Master licensed captain who wishes to operate an inspected sail vessel for hire, must have an Auxiliary Sail endorsement added to his or her license.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Marlinespike Seamanship for Sailing vessels
  • Operating Under Sail
  • Navigational Rules
  • Operating Sail Vessels under Power

This online course is based on a 4-hour in-person course.

System Requirements
Internet access is required. The preferred web browser is Google Chrome, but you may use Edge or Safari if necessary.

Course Approvals


Any applicant who successfully completes the Auxiliary Sail (Blended) (NOREMI-958) course within one year of application will satisfy: The professional examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(j) to add an Auxiliary Sail endorsement, as per 46 CFR 11.401(d), to any national deck officer endorsement authorized by regulation.


Written Examination
This course consists of one written exam – Auxiliary Sail. The written exam can be taken online through HALO° ExamsYou will receive 3 attempts for your exam. If you fail all 3 attempts, you must pay a retake fee of $25.00.