How do I Switch to Skippering a Catamaran? We get this call almost every day – “I’ve been sailing a monohull for years and am confident. I want to take a catamaran on a sailing vacation. What does it take to switch to a catamaran? Do I need a Catamaran Certification?” Looking at switching over […]
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NauticEd has been operating as a premier sailing training body since 2008 and is recognized by NASBLA and the United States Coast Guard as adhering to the American National Standards for sailing training. This carries a lot of responsibility and expectation on our instructors to properly follow the standards when training and assessing – and […]
To charter a yacht on a sailing vacation (or a powerboat on a boating vacation) you absolutely must have a boating or sailing resume. A sailing or boating resume is the same as a job resume – it summarizes, in a very concise format, all of your accomplishments.
The biggest lie in sailing stems from sailing certifications alone as proof enough of competence to charter yachts.
This is a brief for Yacht Charter Companies on How the NauticEd Sailing License and Certification Ranks Work. THE BOTTOM LINE As adequate certification for charterers, charter companies should look for: Bareboat Charter Master Rank Level III, IV, or V; or Captain Rank Level III, IV, or V These Ranks and Levels mean that the […]
In 2007, we started NauticEd because we saw a lack of consistent standards in sailing education in North America and a general lack of modern training techniques worldwide. What we saw were some sailing association factories pumping out certifications to people who clearly were not competent to command and skipper a sailboat. Bareboat charter certifications […]
My Rant on the Sailing Certification Factories This actually happened today. A yacht charter client of ours submitted his resume to the yacht charter company. He had sailing certifications from another certifying body from 101 through 105. He was turned down. Imagine the disappointment you’d have when you have done all that work and paid all […]
Boat Sharing Article by Grant Headifen: Director of Education for NauticEd. So I always get questions like this “How can I get time logged into my logbook when I don’t own a boat?” There are heaps of ways including friend’s boats and yacht clubs and boat share clubs and fractional membership companies. But there is […]
With responsible sailing knowledge there is, of course, theory and practical skills to learn and demonstrate. When you get with your practical instructor, it is highly recommended to complete the appropriate theory courses prior to the practical training. Otherwise, you’ll spend too much time on the basics preventing the instructor from doing their real work which […]
NauticEd is a fully recognized education and certification platform for sailing students combining online and on-the-water real instruction (and now VR). NauticEd offers +24 online courses, a free sailor's toolkit that includes 2 free courses, and six ranks of certification – all integrated into NauticEd’s proprietary platform. The USCG and NASBLA recognize NauticEd as having met the established American National Standards. Learn more at www.nauticed.org.
The NauticEd Vacations team are Expert Global Yacht Charter Agents – when you book a sailing vacation or bareboat charter through NauticEd, we don’t charge you a fee – we often save you money since we can compare prices from all yacht charter companies. PLUS, we can give you advice on which destination or charter company will suit your needs best. Inquire about a Sailing Vacation or Charter.