B&G, a maker of marine instruments, autopilot systems and tactical software, launched a free online sailing academy.
Designed to help sailors at any level brush up on sailing theory and improve technique, the B&G Academy consists of e-learning tutorials designed by sailing instructors.
The tutorials use animated video to cover subjects that include wing triangle, start lines, instruments, safety and race strategy, followed by an interactive quiz. The tutorials also help sailors identify areas in which they want expand their knowledge. Completion earns sailors B&G merchandise rewards.
“B&G has a history of providing the very best sailing electronics and continues to set the standard for sailors. Our sailing systems even helped the 2013 Vendée Globe winner battle hostile seas and navigate ice gates,” Navico CEO Leif Ottosson said in a statement.
“B&G is now set to share its vast collection of knowledge and help sailors of all levels and abilities improve their sailing technique and confidence. Having the best equipment helps sailors keep safe and ahead of the competition, but we know that this isn’t the whole story. We want to provide a good knowledge base and up-to-date information to help them in every aspect of their sailing journey. That’s why we’re proud to be the first marine electronics provider to launch a tailored online e-learning program for free.”