Sail Trim apps

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  NauticEd is a web site that offers some basic sailing classes and training. They have just released an interesting app on basic sail trim called Sail Trimming. Unfortunately it is currently only available on the iPad. The neat thing about that app is... Read More »

Knots

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Learning and remembering how to tie knots are what we call “perishable memory”. Good graphical apps help learn and remember many knots.   Grog Knots is effective with good graphics that allows you to step through how to tie a knot. 3D Knots is a... Read More »

Get Your Position Quickly

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While teaching a class recently, one of the students said that they were sailing with a friend and they got into a situation where they had to call the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard wanted to know their Latitude and Longitude and they were not able to give thei... Read More »

Bird Identification App

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One of the great things about sailing and boating in the Bay Area is that we have a very diverse shore bird population. While teaching the last offshore power class we saw a couple of birds that none of us had seen before. One of the students had a bird identi... Read More »