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Here is the complete library of 225+ 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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Choose the Sailing Chart Scale for the Situation
Choose the Sailing Chart Scale for the Situation December 18, 2014 ~ You are sailing to a new anchorage just over the horizon. How can you make sure that your approach into the narrow channel and anchorage will clear all wrecks, rocks and reefs to avoid grounding your small sailboat? . . . keep reading
Trim Your Mainsail Leech the Right Way!
Trim Your Mainsail Leech the Right Way! December 11, 2014 ~ What sail trim technique can help flatten the mainsail in gusty breezes? Or help add fullness to your mainsail in lighter 'ghosting' conditions? Unlock the secret of how to apply twist to your mainsail for more power and speed! . . . keep reading
How to Create a Sailing Navigation Distance Scale
How to Create a Sailing Navigation Distance Scale December 4, 2014 ~ Make sailing navigation easier and more accurate when you create your own distance scale. It's portable and makes short-handed chart navigation faster and more fun. Watch this sailing skills video to learn more. . . . keep reading
Sailing Emergencies - Float-Down Technique
Sailing Emergencies - Float-Down Technique November 27, 2014 ~ You hear a Mayday being called on your radio. And, you are within just two miles of the vessel in distress. What seven steps will you take to make an informed decision of the level of assistance to render once you arrive on scene? Watch this sailing skills video to help you do just that! . . . keep reading
Use This FREE Chart Viewer for Sailing!
Use This FREE Chart Viewer for Sailing! November 20, 2014 ~ 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
Sailing Line Loads and Crew Safety
Sailing Line Loads and Crew Safety What sailing knot gets tied wrong more often than most any other? It's used more than any other knot throughout the sailing and power boat world. Here's a new way to look at this sailing powerhouse knot. Pass along these tips to your sailing crew or partner for safety. . . . keep reading
Could this be Sailing's Best "Bitter End" Knot?
Could this be Sailing's Best "Bitter End" Knot? If you are anything like me, you want a solid, secure sailing knot in the end of your headsail sheets to keep them from running back through your sailboat blocks. Could there be a faster, more secure alternative to the common figure-eight knot? Read on and then you decide! . . . keep reading
Boat Docking Emergencies - Steering Control After Loss of Power
Boat Docking Emergencies - Steering Control After Loss of Power How can you dock your boat if you lose engine power? Prepare your sailboat for unexpected emergencies like these with "turn control" technique. It all begins with practice and preparation. Watch this video to discover the secrets of the pros. . . . keep reading
Do You Know this Overboard Survival Technique?
Do You Know this Overboard Survival Technique? October 23, 2014 ~ Imagine that your sailing partner or spouse falls overboard. Their inflatable pfd fails to inflate. You toss over a Type I as "first flotation". Make sure that they know the unique technique required to put this on. It's not as easy as you might think! . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXXVII- Mainsail Draft Location and Control
Sailing Solutions XXXVII- Mainsail Draft Location and Control Sail trim begins and ends with draft placement and control. Set sail in a light to moderate breeze and the designed draft stays put. But as the wind builds you will need to know what to do for maximum speed, power and performance. . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXXVI- Dock Your Boat Against the Wind
Sailing Solutions XXXVI- Dock Your Boat Against the Wind Imagine you have to dock your boat with a wind blowing off the dock at 25 knots. But that's not all. You'll need to squeeze between two million dollar power yachts. What steps can make this challenge smoother and easier? Watch this sailing skills video now for the answer! . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXXVI- Do You Know Your Sailboat's Navigational Draft?
Sailing Solutions XXXVI- Do You Know Your Sailboat's Navigational Draft? How can you use your sailboat draft and an easy calculation to determine "safe water". Have you taken into account crew weight, provisions, fuel, water and supplies? Watch this sailing skills video to learn more. . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXXV- Coastal Sailing with "Obscured Sector" Lights
Sailing Solutions XXXV- Coastal Sailing with "Obscured Sector" Lights Combine sailing navigation safety tools that put you in control when sailing or cruising. How can you use sector arcs and your GPS for safer sailing along any coastline? Watch this sailing skills video to discover the fast, easy way to boost sailing safety sky-high! . . . keep reading
Sailing Trim Solutions XXXIV- Leech Control by Boom Vang
Sailing Trim Solutions XXXIV- Leech Control by Boom Vang Your sailboat boom vang keeps your mainsail leech under control on reaches. But how much tension should you apply for proper leech twist? Look for these three critical sail trim indicators for more power, speed and performance. Watch this sailing skills video to learn more! . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXXIII- Use "Backup Bearings" for Sailing Navigation Safety!
Sailing Solutions XXXIII- Use "Backup Bearings" for Sailing Navigation Safety! September 11, 2014 ~ Your GPS signal has been weak and unreliable. What three "fallback" navigation techniques could you use with visual objects to make a tight passage between razor-sharp shoals to port and starboard? Learn the secrets of the pros in todays sailing skills video presentation! . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXXII- How to Sail in Current
Sailing Solutions XXXII- How to Sail in Current If you sail inland or along the coast, you will often encounter tidal currents. These can sweep you off your sailing course to the left or right. And they could cause you to run over a reef. Watch this sailing video to find out how to calculate the course to steer in just a matter of seconds! . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXXI - How to Tie the "Quick Tie" Bowline
Sailing Solutions XXXI - How to Tie the "Quick Tie" Bowline Sailing knots make your job easier and safer no matter whether you day sail, race, or cruise. And fast and easy to tie knots that are safe and secure are the ones to choose. Tie this super knot under water or in the dark on a starless night. Practice this specific bowline until you can tie it in under ten seconds. It could save your life one day! . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXX - How to Find "Hidden" Depths to Avoid Grounding
Sailing Solutions XXX - How to Find "Hidden" Depths to Avoid Grounding August 21, 2014 ~ Sail into some harbors and channel depths will not be shown inside the channel. Why is this? Solve this navigation mystery fast with these sailing tip secrets. Read on to boost your sailing skills sky high with todays sailing solutions video for safer sailing. . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXIX - Tie the Powerful Anchor Hitch in Three Steps
Sailing Solutions XXIX - Tie the Powerful Anchor Hitch in Three Steps August 14, 2014 ~ What sailing knot stands tough 'n secure enough to attach a rope anchor rode to an anchor shackle? It's the perfect backup when you need a quick way to attach a line to an anchor shackle. This super sailor's knot holds well under shock loads, will not jam and takes just seconds to tie. Follow these three steps to success! . . . keep reading
Sailing Solutions XXVIII - Make Landfall by "Light Height"
Sailing Solutions XXVIII - Make Landfall by "Light Height" How can you dock your boat with more precision? Before you approach a pier, slip or seawall, use this "stand off" technique to determine element direction. Align your boat for the approach based on what you see and you will have more control and command over the situation. After all, docking depends on these two factors for smoothness. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XXVII - Dock Your Boat with "Element Awareness"
Sail Trim Solutions XXVII - Dock Your Boat with "Element Awareness" How can you dock your boat with more precision? Before you approach a pier, slip or seawall, use this "stand off" technique to determine element direction. Align your boat for the approach based on what you see and you will have more control and command over the situation. After all, docking depends on these two factors for smoothness. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XXVI - Visual Orientation for Sailing Safety
Sail Trim Solutions XXVI - Visual Orientation for Sailing Safety Before you commit your small sailboat to enter an inlet or narrow pass, make sure that you acquire visual orientation. Does the charted picture agree with the one you see from the cockpit of your sailboat? Follow these easy sailing tips when sailing or cruising on the waters of the world. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XXV - "Swept Depths" Under Your Sailboat Keel
Sail Trim Solutions XXV - "Swept Depths" Under Your Sailboat Keel How are nautical charts marked to show you the actual keel clearance over an obstruction like a wreck, rock or reef. How much trust can you place in your nautical or electronic chart plotter? Discover the secret for safer sailing near these nautical dangers. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XXIV - How to Trim with the Mainsheet Traveler
Sail Trim Solutions XXIV - How to Trim with the Mainsheet Traveler Learn to sail like a pro when you use your traveler to fine tune sail trim. Often ignored, this simple athwartship track can help you sail better, faster, and more balanced. Here are three easy, often forgotten ways to put your sailboat's traveler to the task! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XXIII - How to Rig a "Dinghy Bridle" for Cruising
Sail Trim Solutions XXIII - How to Rig a "Dinghy Bridle" for Cruising Save lots of sailing money when you use a dinghy to buzz back and forth from the "mother ship" to shore. No matter whether you have an inflatable or rigid dinghy, there will be times when you'll want to tow that 'dink' astern. And do so without stress on dinghy or deck fittings. Watch this sailing skills video to find out . . . keep reading
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