## NauticEd talks to hot new sailing app savvy navvy

Talk about NauticEd disrupting the Sailing Education industry, here is a new navigation app that’s making similar waves and it’s very cool. Introducing savvy navvy, the startup working to build the best navigation solution for sailors worldwide. Their mission? To make navigation safer, easier and more convenient for sailors around the globe, making sailing more […]

## Lines of Position

Lines of Position – Problem You take the following bearings using a hand bearing compass. From the image below, identify the lighthouse, the marina, the monument and the boat. For this exercise assume zero variation (angle difference between magnetic north and true north). This is an exercise presented in the NauticEd Coastal Navigation course.  The […]

## 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 […]

## 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 […]

ATTN: The NauticEd Coastal Navigation Course has been upgraded and updated. See below. If you like that we update things for free, LIKE us over there —-> Snap Test: (1) At Eastport, Maine. What was the max spring high tide height after the eclipsed super full moon on September 28th 2015. What was the min […]

## How to Calculate Course To Steer (CTS)

If you like our problems and solutions, LIKE us on facebook and g+1 us. It really helps us grow – thanks for that. AND you’ll get instant notification when we make a new problem or post a solution. How cool is that? Course to Steer Calculation Given the last Rate and Direction problem, now calculate […]

## How to calculate rate and direction aka drift and set

In the USA, the terms “set and drift” are often used when it comes to specifying current flow. It is found that this is confusing to many students and in the rest of the world the terms rate and direction are used. At NauticEd, we adopt the term “rate and direction” in favor of the […]

## Can you solve this tidal problem?

If you like exercises like this we will post more – like it on facebook or g+1 it. Friend us on facebook and get notifications when we post more Tidal Exercise On Wednesday October 16th you are going to sail past this port in the morning. There is a shallow area you’d like to pass […]

## How to use a Breton (Portland) Plotter

If you like this post please LIKE it via facebook and g+1. It really helps us grow – thanks for that. Using a Breton Plotter aka Portland Plotter aka rotating protractor to determine a course They say a picture is worth a thousand words – we say an animation is worth infinity! Check this out. […]

## How to do a running fix

Running Fix Explained This week we uploaded our updated Coastal Navigation course to Apple for publishing on iTunes as an interactive eLearning App. We’re very excited about this update because of the HTML 5 animations we’ve used to explain some of the concepts. Specifically in regards to this post, no where on the web have we […]