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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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 […]

On The Water Training Standards

At NauticEd, we treat the word COMPETENCE very seriously. We strive to help everyone of our students become competent and we show progress along the way with varying Ranks and Levels of achievement. To us, competence means that a person can do the thing they are asked successfully. That they are fully capable and they […]

Plastic Recycling in the British Virgin Islands

Guest written by Carrie Wright, founder of VI Plastics The plastics recycling company in the British Virgin Islands, VI Plastics, is running a crowd-funding campaign to purchase additional equipment. You can help. Please visit their crowdfunding page to learn more. In previous articles, NauticEd has lamented the lack of recycling in the Caribbean and stressed […]