Introduction to Sailing Course

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Grant Headifen

This is our newest course - launched in July 2021. If you're just getting started in sailing and want to dip your toes in, then this course is for you. We'll "show you the ropes" so to speak - but actually, we'll show you a lot more than just the ropes. 

This course will cover:

  • Terminology and Communication
  • Directions
  • Parts of the Boat
  • Sailing the Boat
  • Raising and Lowering the Sails
  • The Rules of Giveway
  • Maneuvering the Boat in the Marina
  • Knots
  • Anchoring
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Safety on Board

Some more complex topics like navigation and tides are left to our more advanced courses. But for now, the information covered here will give you everything you need to know to get out on the water with an instructor or friend/partner/spouse to get you going.

Once purchased, $20 out of the money you have invested in this course can be used to upgrade to either the NauticEd Skipper Course or the NauticEd Skipper Small Keelboat course.

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Types of Sails

Most likely, initially, you will be dealing with a headsail and a mainsail. The interactive image below shows both typical sails on a sailboat, the Mainsail and the Jib (aka headsail). The image also shows the attachment points to the sail - the head, the tack, and the clew for each of the sails. Tap on the letters to reveal the name - tap again to hide. Test yourself on what you can remember!

 

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I am a retired Superintendent of Schools and currently provide online professional development for the principals in the province of Ontario. Consequently, the NauticEd program has been of considerable interest on a variety of levels. Your platform is exceptional.

Dr Andrew S., Student - Ontario, Ca

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