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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How to and Why Authenticate a Boating Logbook

Whenever you are out on the water sailing, the SailTies app will create a GPS real-time track of your every movement and display it on a map. You can see every tack, gybe, knock, and lift. The guys at SailTies did such an amazing job of creating a user-friendly app for GPS tracking that we decided to hook up with them and allow their data to directly feed right into the student NauticEd logbook.
August 31, 2023/by Grant Headifen
Sailing in the Mediterranean tips. Read this blog if you're going to the Med.

Sailing in the Mediterranean Tips

If you are going sailing in the Mediterranean, here are some great Sailing in the Mediterranean Tips to help plan and enjoy your trip.
July 13, 2023/by Grant Headifen
Maneuvering a Dual Rudder Catamaran - What is a Sailing Vacation

Dual Rudder: Maneuvering Under Power

When a monohull sailboat has dual rudders, it will act differently than with a single rudder, so knowing what these differences are and how to manage them will save you a lot of headaches (and will keep you safer).
June 24, 2023/by Trisha Evelyn

Empowering Women in Sailing

Instructor Merilee Wright discusses her passion for empowering women to learn to sail and become role models for others.
June 10, 2023/by Trisha Evelyn
Diesel Electric Hybrid for marine use

Hybrid Propulsion Systems for Sailboats

We discuss the advantages of the diesel-electric hybrid solution for sailboats and why now, more than ever, is the time to install such a system on your new or used vessel.
April 5, 2023/by Grant Headifen
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
Free Latitudes and Attitudes digital magazine subscription

Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine Subscription

Here’s a FREE OFFER from NauticEd and the folks at Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine. Get the #1 selling boating magazine, Lats & Atts, for free!
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
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Last updated on January 28th, 2023