Learn to use polar plot diagrams to generate a true wind / apparent wind/ boat speed triangle. Understand how a decrease in true wind velocity is not a knock and an increase is not a permanent lift with our simple explanation.
Sailor gift ideas – Sailing is the gift that keeps giving whether by helping someone achieve their goals with a sailing course or the ultimate of gift of a sailing vacation.
NauticEd, the global leader in sailing education, has taken a giant leap forward in the world of maritime education with the introduction of Alex, an innovative AI-powered digital human designed to enhance the learning experience of sailing enthusiasts worldwide. NauticEd has become one of the pioneering marine-associated companies to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in its educational programs.
The lesson here is clear: To excel in sailing, one must remain at the top of their game. My mishap could have been prevented if I had been regularly practicing docking maneuvers in various scenarios and wind conditions – but the problem is this is realistically not practical. Even sailing 3-4 times per month, you just can’t be expected to experience all the docking situations you may encounter at any one time. This is where virtual reality comes into play.
In a groundbreaking endeavor, a student in Hawaii and an instructor in Austin, Texas were virtually transported aboard the same vessel, set amidst the picturesque Sydney Harbor. For 40 impactful minutes, they engaged in an immersive on-the-water sailing training tutorial, accomplishing what traditionally requires five hours in a real-water environment.
Heeling over or “heeling” on a sailboat is when it leans over. Learn what angle of heel on a sailboat is acceptable…
Sailing serves as a poignant example of the synergy between theory and experiential learning. While theoretical knowledge sets the stage, experiential learning takes center stage, shaping sailors into confident, capable, and passionate mariners.
Whenever you are out on the water sailing, the SailTies app will create a GPS real-time track of your every movement and display it on a map. You can see every tack, gybe, knock, and lift. The guys at SailTies did such an amazing job of creating a user-friendly app for GPS tracking that we decided to hook up with them and allow their data to directly feed right into the student NauticEd logbook.
Become an expert at maneuvering and docking your sailboat in a marina. Learn over 360 fundamental docking scenarios with no fear of mistakes. The MarineVerse/NauticEd Virtual Reality App on meta quest contains a Maneuvering and Docking a Sailboat Under Power experiential training course whereby the physics is essentially identical to a real situation.
How to maneuver a catamaran in a marina with rudders forward and aft of the propellers, including animations on how the Catamaran responds.
NauticEd is a fully recognized education and certification platform for sailing students combining online and on-the-water real instruction (and now VR). NauticEd offers +24 online courses, a free sailor's toolkit that includes 2 free courses, and six ranks of certification – all integrated into NauticEd’s proprietary platform. The USCG and NASBLA recognize NauticEd as having met the established American National Standards. Learn more at www.nauticed.org.
The NauticEd Vacations team are Expert Global Yacht Charter Agents – when you book a sailing vacation or bareboat charter through NauticEd, we don’t charge you a fee – we often save you money since we can compare prices from all yacht charter companies. PLUS, we can give you advice on which destination or charter company will suit your needs best. Inquire about a Sailing Vacation or Charter.