Sailing Education is Supposed to be Fun

Posted by Director of Education on January 18, 2011 under About NauticEd, Bareboat Charter, Coastal Navigation, Skipper | Be the First to Comment

We had a blast putting this Ocean Navigation Discussion video together.

The big time fun part was coming up with the dialog. By the constraints of the program to create it we had to use an astronaut and Napolean. Take a view of the video and let us know if it was at least mildly funny.

We’re going to embed it into the start of the NauticEd Coastal Navigation Sailing Course to get the student in the right mood for learning the basics of ocean navigation. Our thoughts are if some one is in a good mood they can absorb more info. So you’ll find that, through out all NauticEd courses, we try to inject a little humor. It’s something that I think can be done more effectively in online learning as opposed to a paper book.

We used Google Earth to find the distance from the Taj Mahal to Auckland New Zealand. The line it drew was accurately a “great circle” which on a sphere is the shortest distance between two points.

Great Circle Distance from Taj Mahal to Auckland New Zealand

Great Circle Distance from Taj Mahal to Auckland New Zealand

Please enjoy the video but also the NauticEd Coastal Navigation Course.