## Number 1 Sailing Vacation Spot in the World

Sicily Rated As Number 1 Sailing Vacation Destination If you’ve been following us on facebook, you’ll know that we went sailing in the Aeolian Islands, Sicily last week with Spartivento Yacht Charter Company. We’ve been fortunate to sail in just about every sailing vacation destination in the world and so people always ask me where is […]

## Bareboat Charter Guide: How to Charter a Sailboat on a Sailing Vacation

Thinking about a Sailing Vacation? Perhaps you are a little intimidated by the process? Don’t worry, here are all the facts. But first, a fun slideshow from us. First off, you need to know that there is nothing more fun than a sailing vacation.  And, if you can think of something more fun, then you […]

## IALA-A and IALA-B Navigation Marks and Atons

BOOK MARK THIS PAGE Getting confused about Lateral Navigation Marks and ATONs? There are two systems in the world. IALA-A and IALA-B. Basically, the colors are opposite but here is the infographic. This information and everything else you need to know about coastal navigation is in the NauticEd Coastal Navigation Course. It’s only \$39. Upon completion, the course is […]

## Bareboat Yacht Charter – Tonga or Tahiti?

One of our NauticEd students (Doug) called us today asking where to go on a sailing vacation. In particular, he was asking about Tonga or Tahiti. He had been to the Caribbean plenty of times and was looking for something a little different. He’d heard that we were pretty knowledgeable on this. Doug was right […]

## Navigation: Distance off a point method or double the angle

Each of our course pages has a nano-forum (called SeaTalks) attached so that students can comment on the content of that page. Recently a student asked a question on the nano-forum about the distance off/double the angle method and pointed out something which when we did the geometry analysis it turns up something quite revealing. The […]

## What to Take and What to Provision on a Bareboat Charter Vacation

This is section 1.4 out of the NauticEd Bareboat Charter Course. It is such good stuff that we made it available for free here. You’re Welcome! Provisioning for a Bareboat Charter Trip Many charter companies can stock and provision your boat before you arrive. This is a good idea for the basics but there is […]

## Sailing Virgins in the BVI joins NauticEd

NauticEd Finds Sailing Virgins Sailing School Only ten years ago America’s Cup contenders achieved around 13 knots boat speed. Now they are achieving close to 45 knots – in just ten years! Sailors in such a competition used to wear deck vests. Now they need body armor. Sailing is changing, fast. Sailing Virgins is a […]

## Set and Drift or Direction and Rate Problem

Just for practice – solve the following problem on the Long Island Sound Chart. This is the chart that we use in the NauticEd Coastal Navigation Course.   At 2245 your GPS fixes your position at LAT 41 deg 01.75′ N and LONG 72 deg 48.40′ W. You are steering course 086 deg psc at […]

## Sailing in the British Virgin Islands for 10 days – day 1

This is the start to a 10-day blog series sailing on a Lagoon 450 with the yacht charter company BVI Yacht Charters based in Road Town, British Virgin Islands. The Indians, arh the Indians – my favorite. If you miss the Indians you have missed the BVI. It is an integral part of any trip […]

## Sailing in the British Virgin Islands for 10 days – day 6

This is Day 6 of sailing in the BVI with BVI Yacht Charters for 10 days on a Lagoon 45 Catamaran In the morning we snorkeled the coral garden in the north east end of Savannah Bay for a second time. See day 5 for a quick underwater video of the coral. This area is […]