Press Release: NauticEd and Safe Passage Sailing To Provide Sailing Adventures

NauticEd announced today that it would begin providing sailing adventures to it’s students via an alliance with Safe Passage Sailing, a San Francisco based sailing adventure company.

“This provides super exciting sailing adventure events to get our students out on the water and experience the exhilaration that sailing can bring” said Grant Headifen, Educational Director of NauticEd. NauticEd has already well established it self as The World’s Most Advanced Online Sailing Education. Now with this offering NauticEd brings a further dimension to practical sailing experience.


The first adventure will be for students to participate in the Heineken Regatta in St.Maarten in March 2010. Sailing Pro’s Doogie Couvreux and Sally Barkow will be on board to serve as personal mentors throughout the regatta. Doogie will lead a team on a Farr 65 and Sally on a Farr 40.7. Both Skippers have extensive racing resumes and are capable of leading the teams across the finish line with honors.

The event will begin with 2 training days where a professional skipper, tactician, 1st and 2nd mates will ensure that the team of NauticEd Students come together and are ready for the exciting 4 days of racing to follow.

The Heineken St Maarten Regatta, who’s motto is “Serious Fun!”, is renowned for its high energy parties that complement such World Class racing. 2010 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of this world renowned regatta with over 40 countries now being represented.

Headifen added “We’re extremely excited to provide this kind of world class sailing adventure event to our NauticEd Students. If something like this was on their Bucket List, then this is the opportunity to mark another one off.


  • Grant Headifen

    My vision for NauticEd is to provide the highest quality sailing and boating education available - and deliver competence wherever sailors live and go.

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Last updated on July 8th, 2022