Sailors have long believed that certain things can bring good or bad luck on a voyage. And many still believe these sailing superstitions!
NauticEd International Sailing Education forms a strategic partnership with Predict Wind. Read this full article and learn how to get a FREE 3-month subscription to Predict Wind. All that would be pretty cool – right? Well, welcome to the 21st century! And welcome to the Predict Wind App! Predict wind is a company that has […]
Inflatable PFD’s Chances are that you will be switching over to an inflatable PFD pretty soon given that they are so comfortable. Here the adult is wearing a Type II inflatable PFD while the Child is wearing a comfortable Type III PFD. Inflatable PFD’s are available in a variety of styles (and colors) and are […]
This post was inspired by the conversation I had with a student sailing off shore in big waves. He was wanting to know how to keep his sails full and have a more comfortable ride whilst sailing downwind. See that conversation here: Wave and Forereaching. In our storm tactics course, we talk about how forereaching is […]
Here is a great question from a student with our answer below. QUESTION: Hey Grant! Any chance you can email me the barber hauler article direct? I’m at sea, on a out new-to-us 40′ Leopard Cat on a 1200nm journey and have been really struggling to get the headsail to set right while running downwind. […]
How to back your sailboat into a slip with a high cross wind against the direction of propwalk. If you like this post please like us on facebook over there ——-> Watch this animation. It deals with an extremely high wind situation. The trouble is that you are wanting to turn the boat against propwalk […]
You’ve got to understand balancing the forces and what are the effects of each available sail control when sailing in high winds.
Rounding up is so – so – so dangerous. Last weekend we were out sailing and a speed boat came ripping by at about 20 knots to the windward of us and only about 60 ft away. Yes they are stupid – yes they should know better and yes they should be shot – but […]
In this post I want to tell a few stories that will alert you to the fact that MOB is going to happen to you, and often when you least expect
On our most recent yacht charter to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, we encountered one day with reasonably high swell and only about 10 knots of wind. Being on a broad reach was not the ideal heading for this but alas this is the direction we wanted to go – from the Bay of […]
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