What a difficult course. I read and re-read the material 5 times and still failed the test, several times. I finally passed it on my 4th try. I then took it a 5th time to better my score. The clinic is really worthwhile. I feel I have a good base it what powers a sailboat.
Docking, maneuvering, handling, parking a boat while under power is an easy skill to learn. Many people are intimidated when entering the marina and with good cause – that is where 99% of damage to boats occur. But with some practiced skills, the intimidation changes from fear to excitement to see how close to perfect […]
One of the best forms of cure for seasickness when sailing a sailboat is for the skipper to give up the helm to the ailing crew member. Strange and unnatural as it may seem this will usually work within 3-4 minutes. Why? Well you’ve always heard that a seasick person should concentrate on the horizon […]
As a ASA & CYA sailing instructor as well as being a delivery skipper I am often surprised by the lack of weather knowledge of sailors at every level and quite frankly feel the level of weather training incorporated into most of the sailing course curriculum is in my opinion fairly superficial. I would be interested […]
These courses and the site are the greatest virtual education tool for sailing. I would suggest to developer to add actual video’s into the courses particularly the one related to crew, sail trimming, boat parts, etc..
Several months ago we chartered BVI but were not looking forward to the cab ride and shopping trip to provision our boat. We decided to try the provisioning program offered by Sunsail. Our assumptions were that we would usually eat breakfast on the boat (except for the first day at the marina), 60% of our […]
With the addition of NauticEd’s two recent sailing Clinics – Bareboat Charter Clinic and the Maneuvering a Sailboat under Power Clinic, sailing charter companies are “getting” the value of NauticEd. Reduction in damage: The first is the obvious reduction in damage at the dock and in the marina but there are other reasons as well. […]
Yacht clubs are always looking to raise funds for their programs and especially for kids and youth programs. Well NauticEd has a very eloquent solution to just that and it’s essentially automatic. Yacht clubs simply link to NauticEd on their website and when one of their members takes a NauticEd online sailing course, NauticEd generates […]
After a cold front came through last week we decided to go out sailing – hey it’s Texas we can still sail this time of the year. The wind was up 20-25 knots. The not so great thing about sailing on Lake Travis in Austin however is the high hills and valleys surrounding it tend […]