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Forum: Learning to Sail   07-03-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,824
Posted By grantheadifen
Re: On Line Sailing School

Hi people above were asking about NauticEd online classes and if they were recognized. Virtually all yacht charter companies globally recognize NauticEd classes and we work with many sailing schools...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,142
Posted By grantheadifen
Oh I see your point - you're right it could be...

Oh I see your point - you're right it could be misunderstood. Lee helm is not when you have to push the tiller to leeward side to sail a course - lee helm is when you feel the need to push to leeward...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-16-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,142
Posted By grantheadifen
Weather Helm vs Lee Helm

This is a blog I wrote this week about Weather and Lee helm so I thought i'd include it for all here.

What are they and what’s the difference? These two terms were established when vessels were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By grantheadifen
Well I can speak for Beneteau on this one a...

Well I can speak for Beneteau on this one a little. They are in a very VERY strong cash position. Being the largest boat builder in the world they are going to be staying. Like all however, I know...
Forum: Chartering   02-17-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,942
Posted By grantheadifen
from what i've heard at the boat shows I go to,...

from what i've heard at the boat shows I go to, Annapolis bay charters are one of the better companies to charter from in Annapolis.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-17-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 18,101
Posted By grantheadifen
Need for calm language however

Nothing is worse than being shouted at by another adult. It also adds to confusion in situations where calm is needed.

So my two cents here is to always use a clear calm voice.

A good captain...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-17-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 9,585
Posted By grantheadifen
Maneuvering a sailboat under power

By far the best method to back a boat into a slip when high wind exists and the marina has limited turning room is to start out side the marina in reverse. Then to maneuver the boat to the slip going...
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