Managing sail twist can increase the performance, speed, and control of the sails. What is Sail Twist and how to use it…
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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.
NauticEd International Sailing Education forms a strategic partnership with Predict Wind. Read this full article and learn how to get a FREE 3-month subscription to Predict Wind. All that would be pretty cool – right? Well, welcome to the 21st century! And welcome to the Predict Wind App! Predict wind is a company that has […]
First, what is a Mediterranean Mooring? Well it can be done anywhere but you mostly see it in the Med where it is required that you back the boat up to a (typically) concrete quay.
How to Understand True vs Apparent Wind Here is our latest wind animation built using html5 technology so that it works on computers and mobile devices. It means you can bookmark this page on your phone and use it to explain the concept of true vs apparent to anyone – even whilst out on the […]
You’ve got to understand balancing the forces and what are the effects of each available sail control when sailing in high winds.
Using a Wind Meter – get your head out of the boat Please consider our awesome Electronic Navigation course. It is also loaded with similar animations to help you understand many of the electronic aids on a sailboat especially your GPS chart plotter, wind meter and autopilot. First let me state my point of how […]
Rounding up is so – so – so dangerous. Last weekend we were out sailing and a speed boat came ripping by at about 20 knots to the windward of us and only about 60 ft away. Yes they are stupid – yes they should know better and yes they should be shot – but […]
Sailing in Light winds Sailing in light air is certainly a skill that needs to be taught by sailing schools when learning to sail. But, here are some very key points you can learn that will get you moving through the water on light wind days. Light air sailing is very much a learned skill. […]
Take a look at some footage of the tell tales on the head sail as a NauticEd student turned the boat through various wind angles.
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