Virtual Reality Sailing Course

How about you step jump your learning curve the 21st century way? NauticEd's Virtual Reality Sailing Course called Self Mastery can get you "on-the-water" in your own home in a realistic enviroment whereby - within about 1 hour, you can be confidently steering, trimming the sails, tacking, gybing, and steering a course. This sets you up to totally impress your real on-the-water instructor. The Self Mastery Course is designed for beginners who want a solid understanding of how sailing works prior to getting on the real boat. But be careful, it's not all work. Virtual reality sailing is incredibly realistic and you will be having a lot of fun at the top of your lungs from minute one. But keep the noise down, others are trying to sleep in the next room.

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The knowledge online + your school's on-the-water training is designed to provide you with the most comprehensive training available. Learn at your own pace and test knowledge online, and when on-the-water you'll be fully immersed in learning skills and gaining experience with qualified and experienced instructors.

What you will learn

Self Mastery VR is for new sailors who want to experience real hands-on sailing with zero intimidation and zero cost of mistakes which quickly builds sailing confidence - a real "I can do this" feeling. You can activity give sailing a real try with little time and cost investment. When you discover you love it, we've got on-the-water instructors ready for your transition.

Without worrying about complex topics like navigation, night sailing, radar, and the like, Virtual Reality gets you right into it. You don't have to worry about the real weather on the day you put on your headset. We've got you set at a nice 10 knot breeze in Sydney Harbour on a sunny day. Get confident in the follwing topics in about an hour:

  • Wind Directions
  • Parts of the Boat
  • Sailing the Boat
  • Trimming the Sails
  • Maximizing Speed
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Points of Sail
  • The No-Go-Zone
  • Sailing a Course
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Obviously no way in hell are you getting a certification out of a VR game. But here is what we have observed - students who spend about an hour or more in the Self Mastery VR course surpise the heck out of our instructors. Instructors are able to cover the required competency training and the foundational skills in a shorter time with less cost to the student - giving the student the ability progress faster through NauticEd's Certification and Licensing programs. This is for two fundamental reasons fully known to be associated to VR practical training systems. Students learn faster because of the zero intimidation factor (no fight or flight adrenaline flowing through the brain leaning cells) and repetition - students can repeat the exercises over and over at zero cost until they master a skill. There is also an added bonus - the learning becomes real fun and who doesn't want that?

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NauticEd is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as conforming to the American National Standard for sailing training and assessment. NauticEd's sailing license exceeds the United Nations (UNE) resolution 40 ICC competence standards for yacht charter and is accepted by port authorities worldwide.

Get started today

NauticEd training begins with theory & knowledge courses online, which you complete at your own pace, and then practical on-the-water training and assessment with an affiliated school or private instructor.

Get started with the knowledge-theory online portion of the course

Purchase the Virtual Reality Sailing Course and get started immediately online! If new to NauticEd, you will also receive 2 free bonus courses and an electronic logbook.

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