NauticEd has sort the best sailing authors to design its curriculum of Sailing Classes. Our authors are Dr. Viggio Hansen, Captain Ed Mapes, Captains Alex and Daria Blackwell, Captain Jay Brosius, Captain Nick Harvey and NauticEd's own Captain Grant Headifen. Each author is accomplished in their own right for example Dr. Hansen in a professor emeritus at the California State University, Captains Blackwell and Mapes have authored their own books and sailed tens of thousands of miles, Captain Jay Brosius is a renown Meteorologist while also having tens of thousands of sailing miles under his keel. Captain Nick Harvey is an accomplished sailor and lead the introduction of Lagoon Catamarans into the USA market. Captain Grant Headifen has sailed for over 20 years, founded and grew the Sail Time yacht share company from seed to 30 franchised locations around the world, and lead dozens of sailing flotillas to most yacht charter sailing vacation destinations in the world.
Our classes are in online format viewable in your browser. Many of our classes are also available in downloadable PDF format and in iBooks format on iTunes - see our Sailing Apps Page
The list of sailing classes by each author are:
Dr. Viggio Hansen
Captain Ed Mapes
Captain Jay Brosius
Captains Alex and Daria Blackwell
Captain Nick Harvey
Captain Grant Headifen
The above sailing classes have been grouped into logical educational order and "Rank" to lead the sailing student through beginner to advanced sailing knowledge.
The group of sailing classes leading to the Skipper Rank is:
To the Bareboat Charter Master Rank is:
To the NauticEd Captain Rank is:
In addition to the theory sailing classes provided by NauticEd, in order to gain the Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master and Captain's Ranks, NauticEd requires that the sailing student complete and log practical sailing experience in their logbook. Combining sailing classes and practical experience leads to a recognized Sailing Certification by the world's major bareboat yacht charter companies such as The Moorings, Sunsail, Kiriacoulis, BVI Yacht Charters, Sail TMM, Sailing New Zealand, etc.
The sailing logbook provided by NauticEd is online and free to all NauticEd students. Each student can add their sailing history and then easily keep their sailing experience up to date using the free iPhone and Android Sailing apps which allow the student after a sailing outing to click a few buttons on their mobile device and instantly update their sailing logbook. As the student increases their experience they raise in Level with in each rank of their sailing certification.
A sailing resume is created for each student and is updated online in real-time. For example, as each student passes a sailing lesson, the sailing resume is instantly updated and reflects the theory accomplishments as well as the practical sailing experience. The sailing resume can then easily be shown to bareboat yacht charter companies for determination of eligibility to charter a sailboat on a sailing vacation.
Get started with your Sailing Certification NOW by taking sailing classes from NauticEd. Try us out on our Basic Sail Trim free sailing course teaching sailing students how to trim the sails.