About NauticEd Online Courses

SailQuest Sailing School is a Flagship Partner School with NauticEd Online Sailing Courses. Click the link at the top of the page to visit the NauticEd site.

The NauticEd Certification takes advantage of the power of the internet. The NauticEd online logbook helps students track their actual time spent on the water, which is where real hands-on learning takes place. The more time spent on the water, the more experienced and capable a sailor will be. This is why for example the United States Coast Guard requires 1 years worth of time spent on boats as well as extensive theory test out before one can attain a USCG professional captain's license.

NauticEd has taken a similar theory PLUS experience approach and also added in an optional proficiency test by an accredited school:

  • Students graduate through the Ranks by the theory courses they have taken and passed.

  • Students move through the "Levels" of Rank by the experience they have gained on the water

  • Students attend SailQuest Sailing School for the Verified Proficeincy endorsements .

NauticEd was founded by Captain Grant Headifen, USCG 50 Ton Master, who is widely known as the father of fractional use of sailboats. In doing this, Headifen recognized that more than 50% of people getting into sailing had very little experience and needed guidance in the best ways to get sailing education. And even the people with experience were hungry for more advanced learning. Thus the opportunity to serve the sailing community through a high tech high touch approach was born. The result? - NauticEd!

Sailing instruction on the internet is certainly available but it is spread wide and thin while the quality varies from amateur videos on youtube to good instruction - but perhaps just on one topic. NauticEd is a one stop quality shop which includes a branded and recognized certification that students can use forever.

In addition, the trend in sailing is to go to larger and larger (and more comfortable) sailboats. Yet very little sailing instruction focuses on this. Many certification companies worldwide start students on small boats and expect them to extrapolate their skills to larger boats.  NauticEd focuses specifically on teaching people to sail on larger modern sailboats.

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SailQuest Update - Response to Corona Virus/COVID-19

As I am sure you are aware, the Corona Virus/COVID-19 is creating international travel issues. At this time, however, it is business as usual at SailQuest Sailing School and all scheduled course dates and sailing events are still running as scheduled. It is a great time of year for sailing here in the Gulf of Thailand!

To keep updated on the situation in Thailand and restrictions regarding incoming visitors,  see the Thailand Department of Disease Control website. Travelers should also be aware of any warnings or restrictions that may be posted in the country you will return to following your SailQuest dates.

This situation will certainly effect some who have already booked course or event dates or those who may be thinking of doing so. The SailQuest refund and re-schedule policy remains the same as always. If for any reason you need to cancel  your booking, we will issue a full refund of your booking deposit or full payment, minus any bank transfer fees. Or we can hold your payment and you can re-schedule to more convenient dates as your schedule allows.

We are also implementing a daily temperature check policy for instructors and students and encouraging continued good hygiene practices for all. Anyone who is not feeling well or showing symptoms… please stay home!

These are tough times for travelers and business owners alike, but we are all trying to make the best of it.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Good health and Happy Sailing!

Capt. Tim & the SailQuest team

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