Introduction to Sailing Course Bundle Description
Introducing NauticEd’s Introduction to Sailing Course, a comprehensive online learning experience designed to introduce you to sailing. We'll demystify how sailboats operate, teach you the art of sailing, and instill essential safety skills, all through an engaging and interactive online curriculum. Whether you're setting sail as a complete beginner or seeking to refresh your sailing knowledge, this course is the ideal starting point.
You’ll also receive the Basic Sail Trim and Navigation Rules courses for free. With Basic Sail Trim you learn how to adjust the sails for optimal performance, whereas Navigational Rules teaches you the “Rules of the Road” and navigational markers to operate your vessel safely.
You will learn:
- Sail Theory: The fundamental principles of sailing, including wind dynamics and sailboat physics. Understand how to harness the power of the wind and the physics of sailboat design to propel your vessel efficiently and effectively.
- Parts of the Boat: Explore the anatomy of a sailboat, understanding the components, rigging, and systems that make sailboats unique. Gain insights into maintenance and troubleshooting.
- Sailing Terminology & Communication: The language of unique terms used by sailors, which is essential for clear communication on a sailboat.
- Essential Knots: Specialized knots to reliably secure lines (ropes) to perform specific tasks in sailing and tame the hundreds of feet of line various lines on a sailboat.
- Sailing Maneuvers: Build your confidence by learning the various sailing maneuvers, from tacking and gybing to heaving to and more!
- Basic Sail Trim: Discover the art of reading the wind and trimming the sails for optimal performance.
- Docking and Maneuvering Under Power: Learn how to dock and maneuver your sailboat under power, confidently docking and navigating marinas.
- Anchoring: Learn the art of anchoring safely and securely to relax "on the hook" anchoring in picturesque locations.
- Coping with Emergencies: Prioritize safety with modules on safety equipment, procedures, and protocols for different sailing conditions, environments, and crew-overboard emergencies.
- Navigation: Learn the art of navigation, chart reading, and GPS usage.
- Navigation Rules and Buoys: Learn international navigational markers and USCG rules of the road when sailing or under power.
- Weather: Develop a keen understanding of weather patterns, enabling you to make informed decisions for safe and enjoyable sailing experiences.
Additionally, if you're new to NauticEd, you’ll also receive a free eLogbook to record your sailing experience, and all of your experience and training is automatically updated in your free online Sailing Resume.
Upon completion of the online course, an acknowledgement of completion is added to your sailing resume. If you train with a NauticEd sailing instructor, you also will receive a Basic Sailing Skills certificate after a successful assessment of your skills and competency on the water.
Sailing is a lifelong journey of discovery, and every trip brings new experiences. So hoist your sails, catch the wind, and set sail on your exciting adventure as a new sailor with the Introduction to Sailing Course Bundle.
Fair winds and following seas!
NauticEd Global Director of Education