Navigation Practice Exercise/by Grant Headifen
Here is a simple navigation practice exercise to practice sailing (navigating) to a waypoint. The exercise is for you to plan to sailing upwind and to a waypoint with 2 tacks.
Navigation: Rate and Direction (Set and Drift) exercises/by Grant Headifen
Here are some Navigation rate and drift with leeway exercises that you can practice on for your SLC Mediterranean sailing license on-the-water, on-the-day exam. The assessor will give you some problem navigation exercises and you will need to nail them quickly and accurately to prove your competence. Or, just practice them anyway for a greater understanding and […]
Tide Calculation Pop Quiz/by Grant Headifen
Tide Calculation Pop Quiz – here’s are a quick few tidal problems for you to solve.
Spinnaker Sailing Course/by Grant Headifen
The NauticEd Sail Trim course now includes how to hoist, fly, and douse a spinnaker. Here is an animation embedded into the course so that you can learn the names of the components associated with a spinnaker.
Sailing Vector Game/by Grant Headifen
Learn Sailboat Giveway Rules and Cure Boredom at the Same Time. Here is a fun sailing game you can play ol’ school like when stuck on an airplane with a sailing buddy. It’s kinda like the old Race Car Vector Grid game but better ’cause it’s sailing. If you can drag your kids off the iPad, […]
Set and Drift or Direction and Rate Problem/by Grant Headifen
Just for practice – solve the following problem on the Long Island Sound Chart. This is the chart that we use in the NauticEd Coastal Navigation Course. At 2245 your GPS fixes your position at LAT 41 deg 01.75′ N and LONG 72 deg 48.40′ W. You are steering course 086 deg psc at […]
Test Question: How to Determine Speed and COG/by Grant Headifen
Try to answer this coastal navigation question: At 1035 your GPS indicated a position of LAT 41° 05.3’N and LONG 72° 33.7′ W. At 1103 your GPS indicates your position to be LAT 41°09.0′ N and LONG 72° 40.0’W. What was your SOG and COG? Here is the excerpt of the chart that you will […]
Snap Test: How well do you know the rules/by Grant Headifen
Take this fun test and if you like it, – please like us over there —-> Thanks so much, as it motivates us to continue building more. P.S. There is one trick question.
How to use a Tide Curve problem/by Grant Headifen
Build on your knowledge of tide curves and learn how to advance your skills in properly using them to your advantage.
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