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.
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, […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Here’s a fun little test. Know the Official Rules for Prevention of Collision at Sea Tap on the answer you think is best in the image below. So here’s the deal – if you got it wrong or hesitated, you should complete our FREE NauticEd Navigation Rules Course. Some people have posted really great comments […]
If you like this problem please like it on facebook and g+1. Thanks it helps us grow. How to use a tide curve This problem builds on our last tide problem. http://www.nauticed.org/sailing-blog/can-you-solve-this-tidal-problem/ We are repeating this type of problem to drive home the method of solving using a tide curve. If you got the last one […]