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.
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.
Mixologist or not, you can make your sailing vacation a cut above the rest by mixing a few yummy drinks for your crew. You can even use your imagination once you start to realize what goes with what.
Anchoring and getting how much chain and rope right to let out is such an important topic that we thought we’d make this excerpt available for free in open space. Please enjoy how we dive into science and mathematics in these techniques.
The barber hauler owes its name to the Barber brothers, who introduced it for the first time in the 1950s to move the jib clew laterally and inwards to close the jib-mainsail channel and get a tighter angle on the wind. Over the years it has undergone a remarkable development….
You now must have a Sailing License for chartering a sailboat in the Mediterranean. No matter how much experience you have and no matter who you are, you have to have a license. Why?
I nabbed this image off Pinterest via (https://hobiecat16.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/points-of-sail-vs-boat-speed/). It is a pretty good image that represents the speed of a sailboat versus the sailing angle to the wind. It is pretty easy to read – at dead downwind in a 10-knot breeze the fastest you can get this boat to go is slightly less than […]
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 […]
Bookmark this page for future use and reference. This is a partial section out of our NauticEd Skipper Course and our NauticEd Coastal Navigation Course which discusses lights on ATONs. If you find this useful then perhaps you might consider taking either of the courses. Coastal Navigation is only $39 and covers most everything you need to […]
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, an electronic logbook, a sailing resume building tool, 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.