Sailing Video: Informative and Slightly Funny

Posted by Director of Education on February 27, 2012 under About NauticEd | Comments are off for this article

This week we launched a new sailing video to help explain NauticEd sailing school; what we do and how we do it. Since so often we get seen as just online sailing courses we thought we might capture the browsers attention a little more by creating and posting this sailing video. It’ll get embedded into the main site shortly.

And here is the voice script:

NauticEd – the world’s most advanced sailing education and sailing certifications

If you’ve ever

  • wanted to learn to sail
  • wanted to contribute more as a crew member
  • wanted to captain a charter yacht on a sailing vacation to the Caribbean, Mediterranean or south pacific
  • wanted to do a coastal or offshore voyage
  • or just want others to be impressed with your boating skills

then NauticEd is your source for gaining sailing knowledge  and qualifying for a globally recognized sailing certification.

We have beginner to advanced sailing courses online and on tablet devices from learning the basics like how the wind creates forces on a sail and how to back a boat into a tight slip to more advanced topics like how to out run a storm, how to navigate using a chart to what to do 1000 miles off shore if your mast snaps in half.

All the courses are in multimedia format so that you can learn with out having to slog through a boring ol paper book.

Then once you’ve got the theory down you just enter all your past history sailing experience in our free online sailors logbook.

You can update your logbook online or from your mobile device.

Then our proprietary algorithm matches your theory courses with your sailing experience and produces a sailing certification accepted by yacht charter companies world wide.

Imagine qualifying to captain your own charter boat on a tropical sailing vacation. And, if you want – we can suggest the most suitable sailing destination for you and set you up with the best yacht charter company in that area.

If you’re just getting started now and wanting to get professional sailing instruction then check out our network of affiliated sailing schools worldwide. Our instructors build on your theory knowledge you gained through our courses and then drill in the practical information on modern world class training boats.

So try us out right now – for FREE. Start with our interactive basic sail trim course or our free rules of the nautical road course. Even if you’re an advanced sailor, we bet you’ll learn something and be convinced that interactive multimedia learning with NauticEd is the best and most fun way to be safe and knowledgeable on the water.

Now, logon to Dub dub dub . nauticed . O R G




Sailing Video of Rolex Regatta 2011

Posted by Director of Education on May 25, 2011 under About NauticEd, Crew, Videos and photos | Be the First to Comment

Just posted the sailing video of the experience of racing the St Thomas Rolex Regatta 2011 with NauticEd students and Safe Passage Sailing.

Safe Passage Sailing chartered Kialoa V, an 80 ft maxi, and Northern Child, a 51 ft swan. NauticEd students and charterers with Safe Passage Sailing attended. Over all we had about 20 people on Kialoa V and 9 on Northern Child.

Race conditions were perfect with 10-15 knots of wind and sunny days.

Kialoa V is a legend racing sailing boat, built in the 1980’s it used to win regattas world wide. Northern Child is a professional Captained Charter Boat. Christian Reynolds and Lucy Jones are the Owners and professional Crew Members they specialize in cruising, racing and corporate charters in the UK, Mediterranean and the Caribbean. They offer their clients a range of charters from individual berths through to full boat charters.

Safe Passage Sailing put this together as an experiential event – providing people a safe team environment where they could do something they’re not likely to do on their own. And from the testimonials on the sailing video, you can see that everyone had a spectacular time.

Dowsing down the massive spinaker

Dowsing the massive spinaker on Kialoa V

It was a week long event. We stated out flying in on Saturday, getting aclimatized to the Caribbean waters (not hard) then on Tuesday and Wednesday we had two practise days of learning how to sail and handle the boat. We all fitted into our natural positions on the boat and Brian Thompson and Rich Stearns the professional racing mentors lead the team.

On Friday Saturday and Sunday we raced the St Thomas Regatta. Each race was between about 10-20 miles with upwind beats, cross wind reaches and down wind runs flying our spinakers. While none of us came first or second, the experience told it all. The learning curve was steep but no one minded a bit.

Watch the video you’ll see how much fun we had.

If you want to get on the list to be invited to the next regatta we will attend, make sure you’re a fan of NauticEd on facebook – that you’re following us on twitter and/or that you’re signed up for at least a free account on NauticEd.

Tassos who is sailing a maxi yacht - he'll never forget this

Here’s a pic of the all female crew of Northern Child lead by Suzette Smith who had participated in an all female crew in the Americas cup.

Northern Child All Female Crew

Northern Child All Female Crew

Conclusion: Everyone had an incredible time.





Hilarious video of a guy learning to sail.

Posted by Director of Education on November 24, 2008 under Videos and photos | 2 Comments to Read

Funny Video of a guy learning to sail

He should have used Nauticed – Online sailing courses.