Sail a small keelboat up to twenty-five feet with ease in all nearshore conditions with this unique bookand start a foundation on which you can build a sailing résumé that will give you the credentials to charter and skipper a boat in the Caribbeanor anywhere in the world. Grant Headifen and the experts at NauticEd have certified thousands of sailors for bareboat skippering in some of the most alluring seas of the world. NauticEd’s resume-building system is accepted by yacht charter companies worldwide.
Skippering a Small Keelboat offers everything you need to knowand with its unique, scannable QR codes providing clear instructional videos and animations, it is the next best thing to being on the water with an instructor at your side. It brings the book to life. The only thing missing is the water.
Complete, concise, and based on Grant Headifen’s grasp of how to teach sailing quickly and comprehensively, here are lessons on weather and sea conditions, rigging, anchoring, reading tides and currents, rules of the nautical road, safe and confident dockingand so much more.
Here is what one of NauticEd’s students had to say: I’ve sailed for the last thirty-plus years and have a fifty-ton master’s credential. I’m constantly learning something new or forgotten from NauticEd.”
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About the Author
Grant Headifen is the global director of education for NauticEd, a leading international sailing education and certification company. His passion and focus is to make sailing education available and accessible to those who share his love of the water. With a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, Headifen brings a unique approach to sailing education. He is able to explain the very technical in simple, practical pieces to allow anyone to grasp the concepts. Originally from New Zealand, Grant lives in Austin, Texas, with his daughter (his other passion).