Improve your sailing skills and techniques through an immersive “hands on” virtual reality experience with the VR Sailing Course App. Using a Meta Quest VR headset, the fully immersive sailing training and entertainment app will transport you into a 3D environment where you'll learn the fundamentals of sailing, navigation rules, and much more!
From basic steering to sail trimming, tacking, gybing, and sailing a course, the course is designed to engage your mind and body, building muscle memory and leading to longer retention. The relaxed learning experience has no cost of mistakes, and you can be confident with sailing skills within just two hours.
Once you've mastered the basics, you can explore MarineVerse's other experiences, such as relaxing, racing, and more. Sign up for the VR Sailing Course App today and take your sailing skills to the next level!
Topics covered in the Virtual Reality Sailing Course
Try Virtual Reality Sailing! Learn sailing knowledge and skills “hands-on” in Virtual Reality – progressing through “Self Mastery” modules as part of NauticEd’s best-in-class training programs. Available now on Meta Quest.
The No Go Zone
Points of Sail
Sailing using the Wind Vane
Sailing a Course
Registration provides the instructions on how to get into the NauticEd Training Room in the MarineVerse Virtual Reality App. There is no cost for the instructions.
More about this Virtual Reality Sailing Course
Fully immersive: Sailors are literally “on the boat” in a true 3D environment, first person perspective with authentic sail and steering controls, and utilizing real-world physics to learn and sail.
Self-paced: Return and repeat as many times as you like. The course time is about 2 hours.
Competence building: Increase your skills and confidence. Add VR to your NauticEd online Sailing Resume.
Combined practice with FUN: This course is included in MarineVerse Cup and gives you access to more sailing and races to relax and apply your skills.
Join the MarineVerse: Become a part of a virtual worldwide community of like-minded sailors who connect for virtual racing and events.
The science behind virtual reality sailing
Practice for better retention: Sail simulation in an immersive Virtual Reality creates muscle memory by engaging mind and body - enhancing learning and retention, similar to pilots training in simulators.
No cost of mistakes: This is a safe environment to practice in without risk —a more relaxed learning environment.
Accelerate your online + on-the-water training: VR is the perfect complement to other practical classes and enables faster skill acquisition and better retention.
Simply, it’s just FUN!! This is a good excuse to get a Quest VR headset (plenty more "super cool" games and features on Meta Quest). If you're new to VR, you’ll be amazed at the realism!
Meta Quest VR headset (available from the Meta Store or Amazon)
MarineVerse Cup App ($19.99 – available on Meta Quest)
Registration is FREE (includes instructions and sailing resume addition). The VR sailing course requires a Quest headset and $19.99 MarineVerse Cup App.
“As experienced sailors have known for thousands of years, competence requires theory knowledge, practical skills, and lots of experience. VR combines all aspects into a fluid, immersive and fun experience that pushes the boundaries of a user’s imagination in a safe and non-intimidating training environment.” - Grant Headifen
NauticEd and MarineVerse have created the world’s first virtual reality sailing course, “Self Mastery”. The Self Mastery course puts a person at the helm of a 30’ sailboat and controlling the sails with main/jib sheets. All fully immersive, 3-dimensional, and first-person perspective virtual reality. Eight modules and about 2 hours later, you can be steering, trimming, tacking, gybing, and racing around a course. The course is called Self Mastery because within each module, you can spend as much time as they like “playing” until you feel comfortable performing and mastering a skill.
Upon completion of the Virtual Reality Sailing course, you will feel confident that you have the fundamental knowledge and skills to sail a boat. Of course, VR doesn’t replace “real life” on-the-water training and practice, but instead it accelerates and enhances your learning for when you take the helm.
Bonus is that your VR sailing training and experience is added to your NauticEd online course curriculum and sailing resume. Like pilots include their simulator experience in their credentials, sailors can now include their VR experience when renting or chartering a boat.
Also enjoy the many additional features of the MarineVerse Cup app. Just practice relaxed sailing in VR, challenge your skills with racing and a variety of sailboats, and join the MarineVerse virtual worldwide community to meet likeminded sailors and virtual racing and events.
Are you ready to "get your feet wet" (in your living room), feel the exhilaration of sailing anytime, and learn the fine art of sailing? Then let's get started!
At MIT's sailing program, we use the NauticEd Skipper course to make sure everybody gets a good understanding of the fundamentals before taking practical classes. It's a great timesaver and lets the sailors learn the classroom material at their own pace.