About Director of Education

Grant is the Director of Education for NauticEd International Sailing School. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering, is a USCG Master Mariner, a pilot and a dad. He has sailed the seven seas and lead dozens of sailing ventures all over the globe from the Caribbean and Mediterranean to the Pacific Islands of New Zealand, Tonga and Tahiti. Grant applies his technology and engineering background to develop the world's most advanced sailing eLearning program coupled with practical sailing schools spanning the globe. NauticEd has helped develop tens of thousands of sailing students in over 90 countries. Join Grants team at Nauticed.org

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Yacht Charter in Saint Martin

Recently, our Client Michael L. and friends went to Saint Martin for a 1-week yacht charter on a Lagoon 42 ft Catamaran. We asked Michael to do a write-up of the area and his vacation. Here it is below. NauticEd are Yacht Charter Agents. We can arrange a sailing vacation for you. We have advice […]

How Does NauticEd Compare to ASA, and US Sailing

Born in 2008, NauticEd started with a vision to make sailing education accessible and inexpensive to the masses. As the company grew, it became obvious that many organizations were not utilizing the full extent of technology to continue education through to deliverable, measurable, and reportable competence. Today, NauticEd is well-positioned as the premier sailing certification […]

Latest Charter Deals

With Chartering going nuts this year, it’s a good idea to select early. Here below are some of our latest offerings that we believe are worth checking out. If you are looking for something else, contact us through this vacation request link – we’ll get right back to you. CARIBBEAN Click on any of the […]

Sailing Certificate Standards

NauticEd has been operating as a premier sailing training body since 2008 and is recognized by NASBLA and the United States Coast Guard as adhering to the American National Standards for sailing training. This carries a lot of responsibility and expectation on our instructors to properly follow the standards when training and assessing – and […]

Buying a boat to put in yacht charter

Charter Yacht Ownership 5 questions to accelerate your sailing education about buying a boat and putting into a yacht charter management program. So, you’ve been bitten by the sailing bug and think that someday, you may even slip the dock lines and go cruising. Okay, but there’s much to learn, from sail trim to onboard […]

NauticEd 2021 Plans

From Grant Headifen – Global Director of Education Whatever your prediction, 2021 is going to be different than 2020. Hopefully, it will bring some normalcy back to our lives. But, there will be a new normal. For NauticEd, 2021 brings in the 21st century even more so. eLearning is up – way up. This time […]

Predicting the Wind and Weather

NauticEd International Sailing Education forms a strategic partnership with Predict Wind. Read this full article and learn how to get a FREE 3-month subscription to Predict Wind. What if you could know the wind and weather tomorrow to determine if it would be a good day sailing? What about if you could predict if dangerous […]