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Here is the complete library of 195+ Sailing Tips videos,
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Sail Trim Solutions XIII - Know These Two-Letter Nautical Chart Danger Symbols!
Sail Trim Solutions XIII - Know These Two-Letter Nautical Chart Danger Symbols! Set sail in inland or coastal waters and you will encounter wrecks, rocks and reefs. What two-letter abbreviations should you look for next to these dangers of the deep? . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XII - How to Secure Halyard Rope Coils Fast 'n Easy!
Sail Trim Solutions XII - How to Secure Halyard Rope Coils Fast 'n Easy! April 10, 2014 ~ Sailing means lots of coiled line aboard yoru boat. How can you secure it without the hassle of knots and kinks? Try this super simple alternate method used by veteran sailors worldwide to keep your expensive halyards and sheets safe and secure in all sailing weather. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XI - Lower Any Headsail Fast 'n Easy!
Sail Trim Solutions XI - Lower Any Headsail Fast 'n Easy! Sailing involves foredeck work. And those sea-tested techniques that make this challenge easier are the ones to know. What three simple steps can make headsail changes or lowering a jib faster and easier every time? . . . keep reading
Coastal Cruising Near "Magnetic" Disturbances
Coastal Cruising Near "Magnetic" Disturbances Imagine that you are sailing a few miles of the coast. Your nautical or electronic chart warns of deep-sea dangers that could cause errors in your steering compass course! What sailing navigation technique can you use to help keep your small sailboat on course? . . . keep reading
Sail with Caution Near "Red Sector" Dangers
Sail with Caution Near "Red Sector" Dangers Use the sailing secret of red sectors to keep your small sailboat in deep water--free of tide rips, sand waves and obstructions. Discover the easy way to benefit from these sailing navigator's friends for worry-free cruising or sailing. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions X - Make this Telltale "Break Test" for Maximum Sail Power
Sail Trim Solutions X - Make this Telltale "Break Test" for Maximum Sail Power Take your sail trim knowledge to the next level. Combine the power of telltale "break" signals along with Genoa lead block placement. Power up for maximum sail performance with this new look at how to simplify sail trim. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions IX - Sailing to a Windward Destination
Sail Trim Solutions IX - Sailing to a Windward Destination Sail with the wind forward of the beam and you can bet your small sailboat will slip to leeward. In open water this could pile on extra miles. In coastal or inland waters, it could prove dangerous. Put this simple sailing tip into effect for sailing safety! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions VIII - Rig a "Sail Downhaul" for Halyard Retrieval
Sail Trim Solutions VIII - Rig a "Sail Downhaul" for Halyard Retrieval Imagine that you are sailing in breezy conditions--when all of a sudden--the halyard parts! How can you retrieve a halyard fast and easy if this happens to you? Discover one secret sailing tip that you can use aboard your boat right now! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions VII - Five Steps to Smoother Jibes
Sail Trim Solutions VII - Five Steps to Smoother Jibes Not many sailing techniques take as much preparation and concentration as a controlled jibe. Learn to sail like a pro when you use this five-step sailing solution. Make jibing smoother and easier aboard your boat when short-handed . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions VI - How to Heave-to Step-by-Step
Sail Trim Solutions VI - How to Heave-to Step-by-Step What sail trim techniques will you use to get your boat to heave-to, or "park in place"? Practice this vital sailing skill that will allow your crew to rest below, calm your boat in heavy sailing weather, and create less stress on your sailing rigging. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions V - How to Control Roll, Pitch And Yaw
Sail Trim Solutions V - How to Control Roll, Pitch And Yaw Step aboard a sailboat or powerboat and you will encounter three "boat motions". Learn the secrets to control these factors for more speed, power, performance and comfort aboard any boat in the world! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions IV - Do You Need a Storm Jib for Coastal Cruising?
Sail Trim Solutions IV - Do You Need a Storm Jib for Coastal Cruising? Imagine that you find yourself too close to a lee shore with the wind near gale force. Set a storm jib and you have a flatter sail, lower to the deck and more efficient for sailing to weather (upwind). If you need to claw off a lee shore in a blow, the storm jib could help you do just that. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions III - How Reefing Balances Your Sailboat
Sail Trim Solutions III - How Reefing Balances Your Sailboat Reef your sails to achieve balance and comfort. Increase speed and power with a flatter boat and less weather helm. Watch this sailing skills video to find out more. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions II - How to "Steer to Telltales" on Reaches
Sail Trim Solutions II - How to "Steer to Telltales" on Reaches How can you use just the wheel or tiller along with Genoa or jib telltales for speed and performance? Discover this easy technique used by short- and single-handed sailors. Watch this sailing skills video now! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions I - Close Hauled Sailing with Telltales
Sail Trim Solutions I - Close Hauled Sailing with Telltales Sail with more speed and power when you have your sails trimmed to perfection. Discover how to control the sheet to trim the Genoa or jib for perfect airflow. Watch this sailing skills video now! . . . keep reading
Dock Your Boat Between Two Boats with a "Down-the-Bow" Wind
Dock Your Boat Between Two Boats with a "Down-the-Bow" Wind Dock your boat like a pro with practice. Imagine that you need to squeeze your sailboat between two giant cruisers docked at a pier. With a parallel, down-the-bow wind, how can you make this tough maneuver simple and safe? Watch this sailing skills video now! . . . keep reading
Check Your Sailboat Lifelines for These Two Safety Factors
Check Your Sailboat Lifelines for These Two Safety Factors Are you sailing with weak links in your sailboat lifelines? Two factors that are often-forgotten could lead to injury--or an overboard emergency. Put these sailing tips on the top of your pre-sail checklist for sailing safety. . . . keep reading
Free "Sailing-Chart" Tools for Cruising Outside of US Waters - Part II
Free "Sailing-Chart" Tools for Cruising Outside of US Waters - Part II Do your sailing or cruising dreams include distant lands with snow white beaches, ancient cities and friendly folks? Discover two of the best FREE online cruise planning tools to get started. Learn how this super sailing software can make cruise planning faster, easier and safer in waters outside of the US. . . . keep reading
Free "Sailing-Chart" Tools for Cruising - Part I
Free "Sailing-Chart" Tools for Cruising - Part I Use this FREE online resource to plan a coastal cruise, locate harbors and marinas fast, avoid wrecks, rocks, and dangers. Read on to discover five easy steps to tap into the power of this top sailing navigation tool for sailors! . . . keep reading
Plan Your Cruise with Free Chart-Update Resources
Plan Your Cruise with Free Chart-Update Resources Is sailing navigation going paperless? No way--but you will need to get ready for big changes in nautical charts. What steps can you take right now to prepare for safer sailing in the seasons to come? Watch this sailing skills video now to find out more. . . . keep reading
Sailing Emergencies - Man Overboard Recovery with the "Elevator" Technique
Sailing Emergencies - Man Overboard Recovery with the "Elevator" Technique Imagine that your sailing crew or partner falls over the side. You approach him or her and have them alongside your sailboat. Now what, skipper? How can you recover them and bring them onto the sailboat? Watch this sailing skills video to discover one little-known method that you might use! . . . keep reading
Chart Navigation Symbol Secrets - Coastline and Cliffs
Chart Navigation Symbol Secrets - Coastline and Cliffs Sail along the coast and you will see beaches and cliffs. How do these sailing navigation symbols appear on your nautical chart or electronic GPS? Watch this sailing skills video to learn more! . . . keep reading
Use GPS Circles-of-Safety to Avoid Dangers! - Part II
Use GPS Circles-of-Safety to Avoid Dangers! - Part II Enjoy Part II of this series on how to use your GPS to avoid danger, grounding, or damage to your small sailboat. Learn the secrets of how to set up "circles of safety". Watch this sailing skills video now. . . . keep reading
Use GPS Limit-Lines to Avoid Dangers! - Part I
Use GPS Limit-Lines to Avoid Dangers! - Part I Tap into the hidden powers of your nautical GPS to keep in safe water and avoid grounding. Discover the sailing navigation secrets that will keep you and your sailing crew safe and sound. Watch this sailing skills video now to learn this technique. . . . keep reading
How to Prevent Genoa Sheet Winch Jams
How to Prevent Genoa Sheet Winch Jams Did you know that an incorrect lead from your Genoa block to your winch drum could cause winch wraps to freeze onto the winch drum? Discover two methods to prevent this common sailing problem. Watch this sailing skills video now to learn this technique. . . . keep reading
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