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Sailing Classes From NauticEd

NauticEd has sort the best sailing authors to design its curriculum of Sailing Classes. Our authors are Dr. Viggio Hansen, Captain Ed Mapes, Captains Alex and Daria Blackwell, Captain Jay Brosius, Captain Nick Harvey and NauticEd's own Captain Grant Headifen. Each author is accomplished in their own right for example Dr. Hansen in a professor emeritus at the California State University, Captains Blackwell and Mapes have authored their own books and sailed tens of thousands of miles, Captain Jay Brosius is a renown Meteorologist while also having tens of thousands of sailing miles under his keel. Captain Nick Harvey is an accomplished sailor and lead the introduction of Lagoon Catamarans into the USA market. Captain Grant Headifen has sailed for over 20 years, founded and grew the Sail Time yacht share company from seed to 30 franchised locations around the world, and lead dozens of sailing flotillas to most yacht charter sailing vacation destinations in the world.

Our classes are in online format viewable in your browser. Many of our classes are also available in downloadable PDF format and in iBooks format on iTunes - see our Sailing Apps Page

The list of sailing classes by each author are:

Sailing Classes with NauticEdDr. Viggio Hansen

  • Skipper Sailing Course
  • Qualified Crew Member Sailing Course

Captain Ed Mapes

  • Coastal Navigation Sailing Clinic (with Captain Headfien)
  • Bareboat Yacht Charter Sailing Clinic (with Captain Headfien)
  • Sail Trim Sailing Clinic
  • Storm Tactics Sailing Clinic
  • Safety at Sea Sailing Clinic
  • Introductory Celestial Navigation

Captain Jay Brosius

  • Weather Sailing Clinic

Captains Alex and Daria Blackwell

  • Anchoring a Sailboat Sailing Clinic

Captain Nick Harvey

  • Catamaran Sailing Confidence (with Captain Grant Headifen)

Maneuvering and docking a sailboatCaptain Grant Headifen

  • Free Basic Sail Trim Sailing Lesson
  • Navigation Rules
  • Maneuvering and Docking a Sailboat Under Power

The above sailing classes have been grouped into logical educational order and "Rank" to lead the sailing student through beginner to advanced sailing knowledge.

The group of sailing classes leading to the Skipper Rank is:

  • Skipper Sailing Course
  • Maneuvering and Docking a Sailboat Under Power

To the Bareboat Charter Master Rank is:

  • Coastal Navigation Sailing Clinic
  • Bareboat Yacht Charter Sailing Clinic
  • Anchoring a Sailboat Sailing Clinic
  • Plus those required for theSkipper Rank

To the NauticEd Captain Rank is:

  • Sail Trim Sailing Clinic
  • Storm Tactics Sailing Clinic
  • Weather Sailing Clinic
  • Safety at Sea Sailing Clinic
  • Plus all those required for the Bareboat Charter Master Rank

Bareboat Charter Sailing ClassesIn addition to the theory sailing classes provided by NauticEd, in order to gain the Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master and Captain's Ranks, NauticEd requires that the sailing student complete and log practical sailing experience in their logbook. Combining sailing classes and practical experience leads to a recognized Sailing Certification by the world's major bareboat yacht charter companies such as The Moorings, Sunsail, Kiriacoulis, BVI Yacht Charters, Sail TMM, Sailing New Zealand, etc.

The sailing logbook provided by NauticEd is online and free to all NauticEd students. Each student can add their sailing history and then easily keep their sailing experience up to date using the free iPhone and Android Sailing apps which allow the student after a sailing outing to click a few buttons on their mobile device and instantly update their sailing logbook. As the student increases their experience they raise in Level with in each rank of their sailing certification.

A sailing resume is created for each student and is updated online in real-time. For example, as each student passes a sailing lesson, the sailing resume is instantly updated and reflects the theory accomplishments as well as the practical sailing experience. The sailing resume can then easily be shown to bareboat yacht charter companies for determination of eligibility to charter a sailboat on a sailing vacation.

Get started with your Sailing Certification NOW by taking sailing classes from NauticEd. Try us out on our Basic Sail Trim free sailing course teaching sailing students how to trim the sails.