Sailing Tips Video Archives

Here is the complete library of 275+ Sailing Tips videos, with this week's newest sailing video on top (left column). All sailing tips videos are in chronological order.

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Sailing Emergencies - Five Steps to Use a Visual Distress Signal Sailing Emergencies - Five Steps to Use a Visual Distress Signal
June 30, 2016 ~ Would your sailing crew know what to do in an emergency if they needed to fire a flare, parachute rocket or shell into the air to alert vessels nearby? These five steps could save your life or the lives of your sailing crew. Watch this sailing video to learn more. keep reading

Use These Sailing Navigation Goldmines to Avoid Grounding Use These Sailing Navigation Goldmines to Avoid Grounding
June 23, 2016 ~ You see a channel ahead, glance at your navigation chart, and-- something's wrong! No depths are shown. Just blank, white space. You need to tie up before sunset. How can you determine if you have enough water for safe passage? keep reading

How to Dock a Boat by "Crosswind Crabbing" How to Dock a Boat by "Crosswind Crabbing"
June 16, 2016 ~ Learn the sailing secrets of the masters to control a boat when picking up a person in the water, docking or undocking in a tight marina or landing alongside a mooring buoy. Watch this sailing video to learn more. keep reading

Five Sailing Rope Time-Saving Secrets Five Sailing Rope Time-Saving Secrets
June 9, 2016 ~ Sailing short- or singlehanded means you'll want to reduce the time and effort it takes to tack, jibe, anchor or dock your boat. Here are five sea-tested sailing tips that will help you do just that! Watch this sailing video to learn more. keep reading

Heavy Weather Sailing - How to Reef Your Mainsail Faster Heavy Weather Sailing - How to Reef Your Mainsail Faster
June 2, 2016 ~ Sailing in rough weather means reducing sail to keep your sailboat balanced and on her feet. Here's one little-known sailing tip that will reduce reefing time by 50% or more! Watch this sailing video to learn the sailing solution. keep reading

How to Use Light Sectors for Nighttime Sailing How to Use Light Sectors for Nighttime Sailing
May 26, 2016 ~ Sailing after dark can be a challenge on the clearest of nights. How can you use the magic of white, red and green sectors to avoid grounding? Watch this sailing video to find out more. keep reading

The Practical Sailor's Guide to Sailing Compass Calculations The Practical Sailor's Guide to Sailing Compass Calculations
May 19, 2016 ~ Will your sailing steering compass get you home if your GPS bites the dust? Here's a surefire method to determine the sailing course to steer that's faster and less prone to error than most other methods taught today. Watch this sailing video to find the answer. keep reading

Boat Docking Tips - Avoid the Dangerous "Slingshot Spring" Effect Boat Docking Tips - Avoid the Dangerous "Slingshot Spring" Effect
May 5, 2016 ~ How can you dock your sailboat with a loaded springline without the dangerous "slingshot effect"? Discover the two steps that will help keep you and your sailing crew out of harm's way. Watch this sailing video to find out more. keep reading

Sailing Navigation Evaluation for Safe Coastal Cruising Sailing Navigation Evaluation for Safe Coastal Cruising
April 28, 2016 ~ Want to sail along a coastline or navigate at night with confidence? Discover how a pro navigator uses more than a dozen nautical chart secrets to do just that. Watch this sailing video to learn how to use these little-known navigation techniques. keep reading

Seven Sail Care Tips for Cost-Conscious Sailors Seven Sail Care Tips for Cost-Conscious Sailors
April 21, 2016 ~ Are your sails ready for the new sailing season? Use these seven sea-tested sailing tips to pump new life into your costly boat sails. Save money in repair and replacement costs. Watch this sailing skills video to learn how. keep reading

Nighttime Sailing Guide to Avoid Collision Nighttime Sailing Guide to Avoid Collision
April 14, 2016 ~ Sailing after sunset, in heavy weather or in reduced visibility can be a big challenge for short-handed sailors. How can you reduce the risk of collision with another vessel? Watch this sailing video to learn more. keep reading

Set Your Furling Blocks for Maximum Sail Power Set Your Furling Blocks for Maximum Sail Power
April 7, 2016 ~ Imagine sailing close hauled with your furling Genoa. The breeze builds later that day. You reef the Genoa to about 50% to balance your sailboat. What other steps should you take right away to maintain speed and drive to windward? keep reading

How to Sail Faster on Reaches How to Sail Faster on Reaches
March 31, 2016 ~ Would you like to sail with more speed on a close, beam or broad reach? Use these sail trim "power tool" secrets for faster point-to-point passages or to help you take home the trophy on race night. Watch this sailing video to find out more. keep reading

Use this Sailing "Height of Eye" Coastal Navigation Secret Use this Sailing "Height of Eye" Coastal Navigation Secret
March 24, 2016 ~ Imagine cruising under sail bound for the warm, blue-green waters of the Caribbean Isles. How can you make landfall faster with the secret of "HE elevation"? Watch Part II of this exclusive one-of-a-kind sailing video series. keep reading

How to Make Visual Sailing Landfall from 40 Miles Offshore! How to Make Visual Sailing Landfall from 40 Miles Offshore!
March 17, 2016 ~ Not many sailing scenarios beat the thrill of seeing an island or mountain rising from the sea. What fast calculation will tell you--in just seconds--when to expect landfall? Follow this sailing tip from the pros for more confident cruising this sailing season! keep reading

How to Activate a Lighthouse Foghorn from Your Sailboat How to Activate a Lighthouse Foghorn from Your Sailboat
March 3, 2016 ~ How would you like to trigger a sound signal on a coastal lighthouse--from the comfort of your cockpit? Check out this high-tech navigation system that can make sailing or cruising in fog or low visibility safer than ever before! keep reading

Sailing Knot Secrets - How to Tie the Powerful Rigger's Hitch Sailing Knot Secrets - How to Tie the Powerful Rigger's Hitch
February 25, 2016 ~ What boating knot variation of the rolling hitch can provide robust security with today's "slick as ice" synthetic sheets and halyards? Add this powerhouse sailing knot to your "need to know" list of boat knots today! keep reading

Boat Anchor Tips - How to Use a Riding Sail Boat Anchor Tips - How to Use a Riding Sail
February 18, 2016 ~ What boat anchor gear can reduce strain and loads on your costly anchor ground tackle, keep your sailboat steady in a rolly anchorage, and will provide a more restful "night on the hook" for you and your sailing crew? Watch this sailing video to learn more. keep reading

Do You Know These Sailing "Seabeds of Safety"? Do You Know These Sailing "Seabeds of Safety"?
February 11, 2016 ~ Set sail and you'll need to know the type of seabed material that lies hidden beneath the waves. Which anchor will you choose if you have a combination of two or more different bottom materials? What action should you take if you go aground? keep reading

Use These Sailing "Spheres of Navigation" for Landfall Use These Sailing "Spheres of Navigation" for Landfall
February 4, 2016 ~ Imagine sailing along the coast near sunset. Ahead you sight two black spheres that rise from the sea surface like aliens from another planet. How can you use these vital "navigator's tools" to confirm your GPS position? Watch this sailing skills video to find the answer! keep reading

How to Sail in Tidal Current How to Sail in Tidal Current
January 28, 2016 ~ What sailing course will you steer to make an accurate landfall in a strong current? Here's one easy sailing navigation calculation that will help keep your small sailboat on track and in safe water. Watch this sailing skills video to find out more. keep reading

How to Protect Your Diesel Engine from Internal Corrosion How to Protect Your Diesel Engine from Internal Corrosion
January 21, 2016 ~ Most sailboat diesel engines require salt water to help cool internal parts. But, this can lead to corrosive damage--and that means big $$$s in repair costs! Watch this sailing video to discover an easy, low-cost sailing solution. keep reading

Dynamic Sailing Navigation - First Step to Cruising Safety Dynamic Sailing Navigation - First Step to Cruising Safety
January 14, 2016 ~ Your sailing charts represent a major investment. But what plotting techniques can "make or break" the usefulness of these tools of sailing safety? If ignored, this single factor could put you on the rocks in a heartbeat! Watch this video to learn the easy sailing solution. keep reading

Sail Trim Secrets - Loaded Sailing Line Safety Sail Trim Secrets - Loaded Sailing Line Safety
January 7, 2016 ~ Keep your sailing crew clear of tensioned sheets and halyards this sailing season. Learn the secrets to wrap a sheet onto a winch, ease the sheet to trim a sail, or cast off a sheet to tack the boat. Watch this sailing skills video to find out more. keep reading

How to Prevent Genoa Sheet Overrides How to Prevent Genoa Sheet Overrides
December 31, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing close hauled, short-tacking down a narrow channel. You get ready to cast off the leeward sheet--but it's jammed hard against the winch drum. What steps can you take ahead of time to help prevent this condition, called an "override"? Watch Part I of this two-part sailing skills series to find out more. keep reading

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