Sailor Advice, Adventures, Stories, and More…

NauticEd’s Learn from Other Sailors blog was inspired by you, our students. Learning from others is one of sailing’s greatest traditions: sea stories, advice, tips, travel and simply sharing the adventures of friends on-the-water fully enriches and completes one’s sailing experience. NauticEd fully embraces the sailing life and respects the often hard-earned experience of sailors.

We welcome sailors who’d like to share with NauticEd. Please contact us at info@nauticed.org if you’d like to share your own story, advice and experience.

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catamaran anchored in tropical destination

Common Bareboat Chartering Mistakes

Bareboat chartering a new boat in a new place is sure to throw you for a loop. Here are common bareboat chartering mistakes to avoid.
November 30, 2022/by Trisha Evelyn
stopper Knot

A Stopper Knot in Time Saves…

For a beginner or advanced sailor, a properly tied stopper knot will always keep your line accessible and in its proper place.
October 5, 2022/by Grant Headifen
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October 3, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Saronic Gulf marine at night

The Saronic Gulf Sailing Charter Itinerary

If you have ever wanted to cruise the Greek islands, look no further than a charter out of Athens and a week sampling the many quaint destinations of the Saronic Gulf and eastern Peloponnese. This itinerary and trip recap comes from NauticEd member James Brown.
September 27, 2022/by Trisha Evelyn
My Sea Monster

Sea Monster Story: Katabatic Winds

Well actually not so terrifying and not REALLY a sea monster BUT ... We spent about 20 minutes starring at the effect of katabatic winds blasting down the valleys and exploding into the water.
September 26, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Dodecanese Sailing Itinerary - sailboats during sunset

Rhodes and Dodecanese Sailing Itinerary

A simple charter sailing itinerary for sailing the Rhodes and Dodecanese area. Read more about Dodedanese sailing here.
September 8, 2022/by Trisha Evelyn
Top 10 Best Sailing Movies

Top 10 Best Sailing Movies

The Top 10 Best Sailing Movies, in our humble opinion. In no particular order, and with a mix of action, romance, drama, documentary, and comedy.
May 27, 2022/by Trisha Evelyn

The Racing and Yelling Thing

None of us like yelling on sailboats, and racing is a poor excuse for it. Quick advice on being a better skipper from Capt. Marc Hughston.
May 2, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Bob Bitchin We Gotta Be Nuts

#65 We gotta be Nuts

There is something that happens to me as soon as I see a small gap of water between my boat and the dock as I am leaving for a sail.... We gotta be nuts.
April 3, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Canary Islands Salty Seamen Sailing

Canary Islands Sailing Vacation – Salty Seamen

The Salty Seamen share their sailing vacation to the Canary Islands. A fun and informing blog written by Joseph Dieber and the intrepid Salty Seamen Sailing Team's adventure sailing the Canary Islands.
January 28, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Bob Bitchin Security is a kind of death

#89 Security is a kind of death

Did you ever notice the first thing a non-sailor will ask an experienced sailor is, “Have you ever been in a bad storm? I think Tennessee Williams said it best - Security is a kind of death.
January 17, 2022/by Grant Headifen

Bareboat Chartering in Sweden – Salty Seamen

A pair of buddies and I set out for a late-season adventure sailing the Stockholm Archipelago. By “late season,” I mean bareboat chartering in Sweden in the last week of September.
November 13, 2018/by Grant Headifen
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Last updated on January 28th, 2023