The polar plot on a sailboat shows the speed the sailboat goes at a specific angle to the wind at a specific wind speed. Read this article to understand how they work and how to read a polar plot.
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.
Talk about NauticEd disrupting the Sailing Education industry, here is a new navigation app that’s making similar waves and it’s very cool. Introducing savvy navvy, the startup working to build the best navigation solution for sailors worldwide. Their mission? To make navigation safer, easier and more convenient for sailors around the globe, making sailing more […]
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 […]
Here’s is a quick few tidal problems for you to solve You’re heading up the coast to Beagles Harbor on June 21st for the weekend. See the Chart Section below. From the tide charts, you know that Beagle sound follows a semi-diurnal tidal flow. (1) What is the water depth at point Z at 0800, 1015, […]
Lines of Position – Problem You take the following bearings using a hand bearing compass. From the image below, identify the lighthouse, the marina, the monument and the boat. For this exercise assume zero variation (angle difference between magnetic north and true north). This is an exercise presented in the NauticEd Coastal Navigation course. The […]
TrackLinkTM is the GPS Tracking App for Sailboats LATEST UPDATE: APRIL 16 2019 Download the latest version Plus this is the best way to file a boating float plan with friends NOW – Track all your sailing ventures using NauticEd’s Tracklink App available on iOS (android to come). Anytime you enter an area of water, […]
BOOK MARK THIS PAGE Getting confused about Lateral Navigation Marks and ATONs? There are two systems in the world. IALA-A and IALA-B. Basically, the colors are opposite but here is the infographic. This information and everything else you need to know about coastal navigation is in the NauticEd Coastal Navigation Course. It’s only $39. Upon completion, the course is […]
Each of our course pages has a nano-forum (called SeaTalks) attached so that students can comment on the content of that page. Recently a student asked a question on the nano-forum about the distance off/double the angle method and pointed out something which when we did the geometry analysis it turns up something quite revealing. The […]
NauticEd Finds Sailing Virgins Sailing School Only ten years ago America’s Cup contenders achieved around 13 knots boat speed. Now they are achieving close to 45 knots – in just ten years! Sailors in such a competition used to wear deck vests. Now they need body armor. Sailing is changing, fast. Sailing Virgins is a […]
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