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How to tie to a mooring ball

How to Pick Up a Mooring Ball

The principle is simple - motor downwind past your selected mooring buoy and back up to it. Run a line from the forward cleat outside the stanchions...
June 8, 2022/by Grant Headifen
sailing vacations and flotillas

What is a Sailing Vacation?

Learn the basics of a yacht charter sailing vacation and a sailing flotilla.
June 5, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Martinique Sailing Vacation Guide

Martinique Yacht Charter & Sailing Vacations

Known as the flower island, Martinique is a beautiful French island in the Caribbean. Learn more about a Martinique Sailing Vacation.
Sardinia Sailing Flotilla

2023 Sardinia Flotilla – Italy

Come join the NauticEd family and friends sailing flotilla in Sardinia in June & July 2023.
May 28, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Image of a beautiful sandy beach and blue waters in the US Virgin Islands

Best Things To Do on a U.S. Virgin Islands Sailing Charter

When you’re traveling around the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on a sailing charter, there’s a whole lot to enjoy.
May 27, 2022/by Trisha Evelyn
Top 10 Best Sailing Movies

Top 10 Best Sailing Movies

The Top 10 Best Sailing Movies, in our humble opinion. In no particular order, and with a mix of action, romance, drama, documentary, and comedy.
May 27, 2022/by Trisha Evelyn

Top 10 Beaches in Croatia

Whether you’re looking for a remote beach or a party beach, you’ll be sure to find it among the best beaches in Croatia.
May 23, 2022/by Trisha Evelyn
Top ten safe boating tips - wearing a lifevest

Top Ten Safe Boating Tips

Top 10 safe boating tips in recognition of safe boating awareness week this June. Learn how to be safe on the water.
May 22, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Crew on a sailboat

Crewing on a Sailing Vacation

8 people confined in 40 sq m for a week? Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Well, not after you read this article. Crewing and skippering tips and ground rules.
May 20, 2022/by Grant Headifen
BVi Flotilla March 2023

2023 British Virgin Islands Flotilla

Come join the NauticEd team as we adventure to the British Virgin Islands on our March 2023 family-friendly sailing flotilla.
May 18, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Anchoring with Side Waves

Anchoring with side waves

Here is a trick on how to turn your anchored boat to fave the waves instead of facing the wind. It gives you a much smoother experience while anchoring with side waves.
May 7, 2022/by Grant Headifen

The Racing and Yelling Thing

None of us like yelling on sailboats, and racing is a poor excuse for it. Quick advice on being a better skipper from Capt. Marc Hughston.
May 2, 2022/by Grant Headifen
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