Sailing Tips Video Archives

Here is the complete library of 265+ 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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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

Boating Safety Secrets - Docking Your Boat Inside a Slip Boating Safety Secrets - Docking Your Boat Inside a Slip
December 24, 2015 ~ Docking your boat inside a slip will always be a challenge. How can you protect your costly boat hull and deck fittings from damage from tidal rise and fall, boat wakes or stormy weather? Watch this sailing solutions video for to find out more! keep reading

Will You Sailboat Mast Clear These Deadly Dangers? Will You Sailboat Mast Clear These Deadly Dangers?
December 17, 2015 ~ Sail in inland waterways and you will encounter bridges and overhead power cables. What three factors must be used to determine "corrected mast clearance" to avoid expensive damage to your small sailboat? Watch this sailing skills video to find out! keep reading

Download FREE "Cruise Planning" Sailing Charts! Download FREE "Cruise Planning" Sailing Charts!
December 10, 2015 ~ Download this FREE software from one of the world's most reliable sailing resource centers. Plan a cruise, find the perfect anchorage or locate a marina where you can tie up for the night. Watch the sailing video now to find out more! keep reading

How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part V - Off-the-Dock Wind How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part V - Off-the-Dock Wind
December 3, 2015 ~ How can you dock your boat in a tight space between two multi-million dollar cabin cruisers? This can be a big challenge in high, gusty winds that blow away from the pier. Learn how the pros use three simple steps to make this maneuver smooth and easy. keep reading

Are You Navigating on the Latest Edition Chart? Are You Navigating on the Latest Edition Chart?
November 26, 2015 ~ All sailors like free sailing resources, but it can be tough to find those that are reliable enough to meet the challenges of sailing or cruising. Download this FREE software to check one vital safety factor before you purchase any nautical chart. keep reading

How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part IV - On-the-Dock Wind How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part IV - On-the-Dock Wind
November 19, 2015 ~ How can you dock your boat under control when the wind or current sets you onto the dock? Forget the "beam to the wind" method. That puts the wind or current in control. Here's one little-known method that puts you in the driver's seat from start to finish. Watch Part IV of this exclusive "Docking Masters" series. keep reading

How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part III - Emergency Breakaway How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part III - Emergency Breakaway
November 12, 2015 ~ Imagine docking your boat in gusty winds. All of sudden, the wind takes control. You're now setting down onto a million dollar super yacht astern. What now, skipper? Discover how to make a fast emergency maneuver to clear away from danger. Watch Part III of this exclusive "Docking Masters" series. keep reading

How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part II - Wind Astern How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part II - Wind Astern
November 5, 2015 ~ How will you dock your boat between two boats with just inches to spare--with the wind from astern? This can be one of the most difficult maneuvers in all of boat handling. Make it smooth 'n easy. Watch this sailing video to learn the secrets to success
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How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part I - Wind Ahead How to Dock Between Two Boats - Part I - Wind Ahead
October 29, 2015 ~ How will you dock your boat between two boats with just inches to spare? Imagine high, gusty winds from ahead. You need to land your boat between a big cabin cruiser forward and super yacht astern. Follow these steps to make this tough challenge easier than ever before!
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How to Dock a Boat with Pivot-Point Precision! How to Dock a Boat with Pivot-Point Precision!
October 22, 2015 ~ Dock your boat like a pro with the secret pivot-points. Use this sailing tip to make smooth landings alongside a pier, tie your boat up inside a tight slip, or avoid a costly collision with another boat or object in the water. Watch this sailing skills video to find out more keep reading

Sail Clear of "Ship Killing" Rocky Reefs! Sail Clear of "Ship Killing" Rocky Reefs!
October 15, 2015 ~ These sailing dangers can surround a light nearby with razor-sharp teeth. They wait just above or below the sea surface to snare your keel, rudder or propeller. Watch today's sailing video to learn the steps to take for sailing safety keep reading

How to Sail Through a Flashing Yellow Gate How to Sail Through a Flashing Yellow Gate
October 1, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing into an unfamiliar channel one black, starless night. Up ahead, you see flashing yellow lights that seem to span the channel from left to right. And they are not showing up on your electronic chart plotter! Follow these steps to navigate your sailboat through this little-known sailing danger. keep reading

How to Depower Your Sailboat in Heavy Weather - Part II How to Depower Your Sailboat in Heavy Weather - Part II
September 24, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing in heavy air with the main reefed and headsail reduced--and you're still overpowered. Weather helm has increased and the crew has become fatigued and seasick. Use these seven sailing tips to regain control fast! keep reading

Five "Red Flag" Reefing Signals - Part I Five "Red Flag" Reefing Signals - Part I
September 17, 2015 ~ Sailing in high winds will always be a challenge, even for veteran sailors. What five signals tell you right away that it's time to reef right now to get your sailboat balanced and under control? Follow these secrets for safer sailing aboard any sailboat in the world. keep reading

Sail Clear of These Sailing Danger Zones! Sail Clear of These Sailing Danger Zones!
September 10, 2015 ~ Can you glance at a nautical or electronic chart and locate restricted or prohibited areas in five seconds or less? Sail into one of these zones and you could risk danger to your small sailboat, sailing crew, or even penalties from shore-side officials. keep reading

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

First Step to Sailing Rigging Integrity! First Step to Sailing Rigging Integrity!
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

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