Sailing Tips Video Archives

Here is the complete library of 250+ 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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How to Make a "Power Turn" in Heavy Weather How to Make a "Power Turn" in Heavy Weather
August 27, 2015 ~ Imagine that you need to turn your sailboat around in heavy seas. You'll need to use rudder and throttle along with perfect timing to avoid broaching and capsizing. Read on to learn the secrets of this top boating safety skill for sailing safety--wherever you choose to sail or cruise! keep reading

How to Maintain Sailing Rigging Integrity All Season Long! How to Maintain Sailing Rigging Integrity All Season Long!
August 20, 2015 ~ What sailing equipment costs less than one dollar, weighs less than one ounce and helps keep your sailboat mast up, your blocks and turnbuckles together and shrouds and stays in place? Watch this sailing video to discover seven steps to help keep your sailing rigging in great shape all season long. keep reading

Could This Be Sailing's Most Secure Knot? Could This Be Sailing's Most Secure Knot?
August 13, 2015 ~ What sailing knot could you use to tie a halyard to a shackle, haul yourself aloft in a bosun's chair, contain the loose sailcloth on a reefed mainsail, or lash sailing gear in place in stormy weather? And it's not a bowline! If you need absolute security and compact-ability, you'll want to know how to tie this super knot! keep reading

Ten Boating Safety Low Visibility Sailing Tips Ten Boating Safety Low Visibility Sailing Tips
August 6, 2015 ~ Sailing basics begin with preparation for the weather where you day sail, cruise or race your small sailboat. What ten steps can you take to make sailing in fog, haze, squalls, heavy rain, or even high seas safer for you and your sailing crew or partner? Watch this sailing skills video to find out now! keep reading

How to Tie Sailing's Top "Need to Know" Knot! How to Tie Sailing's Top "Need to Know" Knot!
July 30, 2015 ~ What sailing knot rises to the top when you need to remove a jammed turn from a sheet winch, lash a coil or fender to a rail or lifeline, or attach a safety line to hold you in place when you need to go aloft? Watch this sailing skills video to learn how to tie this super knot in ten seconds or less! keep reading

How to Make a Reach-to-Reach Tack Under Control How to Make a Reach-to-Reach Tack Under Control
July 23, 2015 ~ If you need to hold your position under sail while your crew preps the boat for docking or anchoring, reaching tacks may be the perfect choice. But you'll need to know the secret of "falls control" to make this maneuver work smooth and easy. Follow these sailing tips to success! keep reading

Sail Through a Pass with the Secret of Slack Duration Sail Through a Pass with the Secret of Slack Duration
July 16, 2015 ~ You need to sail through a narrow pass that has a reputation for dangerous tide rips. What steps can you take to make this sailing challenge safer and easier? Use this little-known navigation technique to keep your sailing crew and small sailboat safe and sound, wherever you choose to sail or cruise! keep reading

Sail Through a Current Swept Pass with "Slack Windows" Sail Through a Current Swept Pass with "Slack Windows"
July 9, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing toward a narrow shoal infested pass, notorious for vicious current tidal rips. You need to punch through before nightfall to avoid an oncoming gale. What sailing navigation strategy could you use to make this tough sailing challenge easier? keep reading

Emergency Docking Tips - Bare Poles Anchor Approach Emergency Docking Tips - Bare Poles Anchor Approach
July 2, 2015 ~ How can you sail up to a pier under bare poles with the wind astern under complete control--without using lines to stop you alongside? Here's what one world famous cruising couple recommend. Prepare your small sailboat with this little-known defensive docking maneuver today! keep reading

Five Underwater Sailing Dangers You Need to Avoid! Five Underwater Sailing Dangers You Need to Avoid!
June 25, 2015 ~ Sail in coastal or inland waters and you could encounter submerged ruins, jetties, pilings, fish traps and groins. How can you identify these deadly dangers on your nautical or electronic chart? Follow these easy sailing tips to keep your sailing crew safer on the waters of the world! keep reading

Are You Ready to Enter That Marina? Seven Steps to Success Are You Ready to Enter That Marina? Seven Steps to Success
June 18, 2015 ~ Boating safety begins with careful preparation long before you cast off, enter a harbor or are faced with an emergency situation. Follow these seven sailing tips before you enter any marina in the world. If your engine bites the dust, you'll be glad you did! keep reading

Sail Clear of These Deadly "Keel Crackers"! Sail Clear of These Deadly "Keel Crackers"!
June 10, 2015 ~ What four sailing dangers consist of mounds of rock or metal just beneath the surface of the sea? Waiting like a Great White to crack your keel, twist your propeller shaft or damage your rudder? You'll find them in inland or coastal waters throughout the world. Learn the action you need to take to keep your sailboat keep reading

Seven Secrets for Sailing in Light Air! Seven Secrets for Sailing in Light Air!
June 4, 2015 ~ Sail in winds that are light and variable and you can bet you'll become a better sailor. Of course, you could always push the starter button on your sailboat engine, but that's not sailing! Follow these seven sea-tested sailing tips to sail your small sailboat with power and speed. Watch this sailing skills video to discover keep reading

How to "Make Landfall" without GPS! How to "Make Landfall" without GPS!
May 28, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing in pea-soup fog surrounded by shoals. You need to find your way to an anchorage without running aground. Here's a little-known technique used by sailors for more than one hundred years. Find your way home with this sea-tested sailing tip for coastal cruising on the waters of the world. keep reading

Secret to Avoid a "Flying Jibe" when Sailing Downwind Secret to Avoid a "Flying Jibe" when Sailing Downwind
May 21, 2015 ~ Going into a flying jibe means your sailboat boom whips from one side of the boat to the other--out of control! This could result in serious injury to your sailing crew or partner, and damage to boom gear. Use these three little-known sailing tips to keep safe and sound this sailing season. keep reading

Sail Trim Tips - Five Mainsail Secrets for Peak Performance! Sail Trim Tips - Five Mainsail Secrets for Peak Performance!
May 14, 2015 ~ Sail onto a reach and you'll need more than the mainsheet to keep the leech trimmed and the boom under control. Use these five sailing tips for blazing speed and maximum sail power. Watch this sailing skills video now to learn how to sail like a pro! keep reading

Make a Sailing Danger Grid to Avoid Grounding Make a Sailing Danger Grid to Avoid Grounding
May 7, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing to a small cove to anchor for the night. To the east lies a deadly outcrop of rocky shoals and coral reefs. What super fast navigation technique can you use to verify your GPS and tell you--within seconds--if you are sailing toward danger? Read on to discover one easy sailing solution you can use anywhere in the world. keep reading

Sailing Basics - Crew Safety with Sheets Under Load Sailing Basics - Crew Safety with Sheets Under Load
April 30, 2015 ~ Overload a sailing sheet and you will create a slingshot of sorts. A line that snaps can cause a lot of damage to the human anatomy. Indeed, this danger has been named "snap back" and for good reason. Watch this sailing skills video to learn more. keep reading

Sailing to Windward with Directional Lifts and Headers Sailing to Windward with Directional Lifts and Headers
April 23, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing to windward in shifting winds. Your destination lies four miles upwind. You need to arrive at the anchorage before sunset. What three sailing strategies can you use... keep reading

Sail Trim Secrets - How to Control Mainsail Backwinding Sail Trim Secrets - How to Control Mainsail Backwinding
April 16, 2015 ~ How can you trim your sails for maximum power when sailing to windward or when reaching? Learn how to sail like a pro with this two step secret that will provide peak performance under sail. Watch this sailing skills video to find out more! keep reading

Download FREE Sailing Chart Catalogs! Download FREE Sailing Chart Catalogs!
April 9, 2015 ~ Take your sailing skills to the next level with these FREE sailing chart catalogs. Save time and effort when planning a day sail, coastal of offshore cruise. Get instant access to top navigation tools from one of the most trusted resources in the world. Watch this sailing skills video to find out more! keep reading

Dock Your Boat Like a Pro - Use a "Boarding Breast Line" Dock Your Boat Like a Pro - Use a "Boarding Breast Line"
April 2, 2015 ~ Your sailboat has been tied up to a dock with a strong off dock wind or current. That means boarding or provisioning will be a chore. What sailing solution can you use right now to make this smoother and easier? Watch this sailing skills video to find out more! keep reading

Dock Your Boat Like a Pro - Spring Line Secrets Dock Your Boat Like a Pro - Spring Line Secrets
March 26, 2015 ~ What sailing secret sets master boat handlers apart? It's not backing into a slip. Nor will it be sliding alongside a pier smooth and easy. Know the three key elements of a spring line and train your sailing crew or partner on this vital "first step" to dock your boat. Watch this sailing video to learn more keep reading

Try Transit Sailing to Make Steering Easier Try Transit Sailing to Make Steering Easier
March 19, 2015 ~ Sail through a pass, steer up or down a channel or navigate through an inlet and you'll want to steer an accurate course. How can you make this challenge easier, even in high winds, choppy seas or strong current? Watch this sailing skills video to discover one simple sailing solution you can use--wherever you sail or cruise! keep reading

Sailing After Dark - Cardinal Lights Made Easy! Sailing After Dark - Cardinal Lights Made Easy!
March 12, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing through a bay after dark with red, white and green flashing lights to port, starboard and ahead. How can you use the count of flashes to tell where dangers lie and which side will keep you in safety? Discover the easy way to understand the Cardinal light system for safer sailing on the waters of the world. keep reading

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