Just a couple of reviews and compliments from our students we’ve received this week.
Kevin S. wrote:
I completed the RYA Day Skipper and ICC course in November 2016. I completed the online theory course with NauticEd and the practical course with Yachting Education. I can’t say enough good things about the complete program in every possible way. I am an experienced sailor and have owned my own small boat in New England for twenty years. I wanted the RYA Day Skipper and ICC to rent boats in the Mediterranean and other areas that require a permit. I also always wanted to charter and wanted the confidence of having the RYA Day Skipper on my sailing resume.
Everything about the NauticEd course is fantastic. The curriculum is comprehensive and all skippers will benefit enormously as there is always more and more to learn. The online course was very easy to use, very well written and the subject matter was great. The online tests were also easy to use. The supplied RYA charts and almanac are very interesting and well designed and the dividers and plotter are high quality. I’ve also bought Grant’s new book and it has very similar coverage to the course – I think it’s a great reference for any skipper.
The practical course was the experience of a lifetime, sailing from Guadeloupe to BVI. Mark is an amazing teacher and I learned so much it’s impossible to describe.
Most importantly, both the theory and practical course were fun – I had a great time taking the course and the open ocean sailing was phenomenal.
My wife and I just finished our first charter in the BVI and had an amazing time! I highly recommend NauticEd and Yachting Education!
Thanks! Let me know if you want me to say anything specific or change anything. The course was truly fantastic – I learned so much.
Lucky R. wrote:
Hey Grant, I am now taking your NauticEd Captains course. My wife and I had done a few coastal cruises with friends, which only validated this desire to live the dream of living on a sailboat, and cruising the world. We purchased a 1982 Spindrift 43 two years ago, which was a bit run down and began her refit. She will be ready to sail in the next couple months. We are so excited. It has been great, sailing with friends, but we can’t wait to get out there on our own boat. One thing I learned about sailing with others, is how different their approaches were. So which way was right? I then started doing a lot of research. What this taught me was how much I already knew, AND how much I didn’t. I have since stumbled onto NauticEd, and have begun taking your Captains course. My goal at this time is not to get a captains license, but to get a proper education on how to do things right! I’ve taken the first to free courses, as well as the Anchoring Course. I am currently taking to Safety at Sea
One thing I learned about sailing with others, is how different their approaches were. So which way was right? I then started doing a lot of research. What this taught me was how much I already knew, AND how much I didn’t.
I have since stumbled onto NauticEd, and have begun taking your Captains course. My goal at this time is not to get a captains license, but to get a proper education on how to do things right! I’ve taken the first two free courses, as well as the Anchoring Course. I am currently taking to Safety at Sea class, and already learned a few things. I am very impressed by how amazingly well your interactive animations help. I feel this
I am very impressed by how amazingly well your interactive animations help. I feel this has, and will continue to speed up my learning curve. Our plan is to coastal cruise for the first year or so, to improve our chops, and then followed by a world cruise thereafter. Thank you for putting out such a great course, that is proving to be a very valuable asset, in making our dream a safe one.
Karin K. Wrote:
Wow, really loving the courses I’ve been taking. Clearly written, entertaining, compelling. Photos helpful, and others simply well placed and pleasing to look at. Antidotes helpful and entertaining. Would enjoy more. (Tho getting more and more jealous the more places I see you all have been!)
I also like the learning platform – the layout is easy to navigate, it’s pleasing to the eye, I can quickly see what else is coming up in the course without having it stare at me from the side continuously, and much more.
I’m interested to know what learning platform you are using? Or if you built one yourself?
Thanks, and I’m looking forward to more courses,
Karin K, PhD,