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 […]
High Wind Sailing If you like this post – please “LIKE” it and g+1 it – it really helps us grow. Animations embedded below – for best experience use Google Chrome Browser. This week I did a practical Skipper Verification check out on one of our students. His initial comments to me were that he […]
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 […]
Man Overboard Stories Man Overboard is one of those things we never really expect to happen. After all it’s for stupid people – how can you possibly fall off a boat? Well if that’s the case, then I have to put it out there that I’m one of the more stupid. Not that I’ve ever […]
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 […]
Racing out on the harbor a few weeks ago one of our guys suddenly found himself in the drink. I was able to capture a few clips on video in between helping to make sure that he was safe. This is a real safety tip that you should probably take a lesson or two from. […]
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