Virtual Reality Sailing Course

Virtual Reality is truly revolutionary in sailing, whether you’re learning or just having fun.

VR Sailing Course

Virtual Reality is truly revolutionary in sailing, whether you’re learning or just having fun.

Virtual Reality Sailing Training and Racing

*NEW* VR Sailing Racing and Training

No matter where you are on our watery planet, please join our Virtual Reality Sailing Training and Fun Racing Events. View event more information and upcoming event schedule ›

Fully-immersive Virtual Reality sailing course and entertainment. Sailors are literally “on the boat” in a true 3D environment, first-person perspective with authentic sail and steering controls, and utilizing real-world physics to learn and play.

Available today on Meta Quest (formerly Oculus), $20US to join MarineVerse to enjoy all the sailing opportunities, racing, and education (requires a Quest 2 or 3 VR headset).

Try Sailing in Virtual Reality

Learn sailing in VR. The NauticEd Training Room teaches you sailing knowledge and skills “hands-on” in VR – progressing you through “Self Mastery” modules as part of NauticEd’s best-in-class training programs. VR Sailing Course info ›

Try Virtual Reality Sailing on the Oculus and Meta Quest

Whether you just want to give virtual reality sailing a try, learn and practice skills, or just “mess around on boats” – MarineVerse is the world’s leader in VR sailing, combining the best of education and entertainment into a fully-immersive sailing experience.

Race, Relax, and Practice. Have fun and practice racing with an international virtual reality community – or just relax and explore the sailing MarineVerse from the comfort of your home. View upcoming VR Sailing Events ›

“VR training for sailing is a game changer. The real benefit of a VR learning environment for new trainees is that the cost of mistakes is non-existent. This leads to a relaxed and less anxious – less nervous experience.” – NauticEd instructor, and retired Navy Top Gun adversary instructor trainer, Lt. Col. Ret. Edward O’Conner

Why Do Sailors Love VR Sailing?

MarineVerse Member Feedback

“I love most things about sailing, I’m hoping VR will help me with my skills”

“Learning how to sail and leveraging VR for times I can’t get out in the water!”

“Everything is fun to try in VR”

“I need to refresh my sailing skills as I am traveling to the Caribbean.”

“I love sailing”

“A virtual practice can improve sailing skill and try different environment setting, this is a valuable tool for a sailor learning.”

“I lived in Florida and sailed small boats as a kid. I’m 53 and would like to experience that again.”

“Starting my sailing journey, thought this would be good to help practice concepts”

“I don’t have time to sail the way I would like to, this is a fun substitute. (And hopefully, a new place to meet sailors?)”

MarineVerse Virtual Reality Sailing Course and Racing

Started in Melbourne, Australia in January 2016 MarineVerse is an international team of creatives and advocates for sailing and emergent technology. With a mission to inspire, train and connect sailors around the world as well as share the unique feeling of sailing with a global audience, MarineVerse launched MarineVerse Cup in 2022 to bring virtual reality sailing to standalone headsets. For more information, please visit

NauticEd 21st Century Education

A leader in US and International sailing education, NauticEd launched in 2008 with a mission to create safer, more competent sailors. Our state-of-the-art online courses simulate real-life experiences so students can fully understand the theory of sailing before heading out for practical on-the-water training with one of our accredited sailing schools. NauticEd is the only sailing education body recognized by the US Coast Guard and NASBLA as meeting the American National Standards. For more information, please visit

My vision for NauticEd is to provide the highest quality sailing and boating education available - and deliver competence wherever sailors live and go.
Grant Headifen
Last updated on December 17th, 2023