Your VHF radio is your best way to communicate with other boats on the water, with marinas, and with the coast guard, if necessary. Learning to use it, however, is a little like learning a new language.
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Over the Christmas break, Team NauticEd looked back at what we accomplished this past year – and we even shocked ourselves at what was achieved. It’s obvious that we were working too hard and should have been sailing more.
Teaching Sailing to Millennials Imagine this, your 25 year old neighbor leans over the fence and announces his excitement about a new business he is getting ready to launch. He’s done his research and there are no other business like this – “it’s a real opening in the market” he says. He’s now got […]
How to Heave To The books simply say to tack the boat and leave the head sail cleated to windward and turn the wheel all the way to windward (tiller to lee). While that’s correct, there are a lot more things to think about to pull it off correctly. This article is part of the […]
The information contained in this explanation of what is propeller walk comes directly from the NauticEd Maneuvering and docking a sailboat under power sailing course which forms part of the requirement for the NauticEd Sailing Certification rank of Skipper. You’ve learned to sail, sailed for a few years, and now you’ve upgraded to a bigger boat with […]
On-line product reviews are in demand these days by consumers prior to making a purchase. A recent Nielsen report stated that forty-nine percent of online shoppers said they trusted consumer opinions posted online. Investing your time, money and well-being in a professional sailing school instructor is serious business. So wouldn’t it be great to know […]
Imagine if you could just hang out at the yacht club every day – how much you’d learn from everyone. That’d be cool. Well … now you can! It’s a very cool piece of technology we just installed on the NauticEd site. It’s called DisQus and the concept is based on crowd intelligence. It shows […]
Last weekend we met up with our friends Chris and Christine Ellsay in Nelson New Zealand. Chris and Chris, with their three kids aged 10, 8 and 6 are sailing around the world and it was refreshing to hear them say – “I don’t know how long we’ll take”. They’re 3 years into it and […]
Today, NauticEd Sailing School announced the posting of its online Safety at Sea Clinic. Written by Captain Ed Mapes who has logged close to 100,000 miles on the ocean, the Safety at Sea clinic focuses on safety and rigging issues that sailors will experience at sea. In the introduction to the sailing course, Captain Mapes […]
Today, NauticEd Online Sailing School announced its release of the NauticEd Captain’s Rank. This coincides with the posting of the NauticEd Safety at Sea Clinic which is the final required course to attain the Sailing Certification Rank. The NauticEd Captain’s Rank focuses entirely on sailboat operations both near shore and offshore and is directed specifically […]