We have big news for you:

Our Virtual Docking Practice Series will launch on May 4 in MarineVerse Cup!

If you’re like me, you can get a little nervous getting into a new marina.

We all know a smooth docking is a combination of technical skills, preparedness, and good communication with your crew. And we usually don’t get many opportunities to practice.

That’s why at MarineVerse, we are launching a 4-part series Virtual Docking Practice.

Designed in collaboration with NauticEd, we’ve transformed their popular online sailing course into several modules so you can safely practise docking - without any pressure from the marina’s tourists.

What’s in the series?

  • Momentum control: Practise forward momentum in downwind and upwind conditions, and learn how to accelerate from a standstill.
  • Turning: Master turning the boat, thrust bursts, figure 8s, and downwind turning.
  • Propwalk: Experience and control prop walk in various situations, learn to use it to your - advantage, and overcome its challenges.
  • Spring lines: Learn how to use spring lines effectively in various docking scenarios.
  • Leaving and returning to the dock: Safely go out in various wind conditions. Practise ferrying and Mediterranean mooring techniques to ensure a safe return to the marina.

The modules will be released between May 4 and June 21st and are available as part of MarineVerse Sailing Pass. This week we are releasing Momentum control and Turning.

MarineVerse Cup: Docking - Spring Lines MarineVerse Cup: Docking - Figure 8s MarineVerse Cup: Docking - Figure 8s

If you don’t have a Sailing Pass yet, you’ll be able to access a sample exercise for free and you can upgrade anytime for a Monthly or Annual membership.

You can find Docking exercises in the NauticEd Training Room. To access the room, go to the Main Menu, select “Sailing Lessons” and then choose “NauticEd” from the left panel.

Select “Sailing Lessons”: MarineVerse Cup: Menu

Select “NauticEd Training Room”: MarineVerse Cup: Sailing Lessons

Select “Docking”: MarineVerse Cup: NauticEd Training Room

We look forward to hearing your feedback on Discord!

Download MarineVerse Cup here: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2465388190184288/

Happy docking.

Greg ( Lead developer at MarineVerse )

About NauticEd

NauticEd is a fully recognized education and certification platform for sailing students combining online and on-the-water real instruction (and now VR). Since Grant Headifen founded NauticEd in 2008, students have taken over a quarter million sailing courses from its e-learning platform combined with on-the-water experience via sailing partners and schools in 23 countries. NauticEd offers 24 online courses, an electronic logbook, a sailing resume tool, and six ranks of certification – all integrated into NauticEd’s proprietary platform. The U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) recognize NauticEd as having met the established American National Standards. For more information, please visit www.nauticed.org.

About MarineVerse

Started in Melbourne, Australia in January 2016 MarineVerse is an international team of creatives and advocates for sailing and emergent technology. With a mission to inspire, train and connect sailors around the world as well as share the unique feeling of sailing with a global audience, MarineVerse launched MarineVerse Cup in 2022 to bring virtual reality sailing to standalone headsets. For more information, please visit www.marineverse.com.