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Here is the complete library of 245+ 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 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 will provide the fastest route to your objective? Watch this sailing skills video to find out more! . . . 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 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
Five Sailing Tips to Reduce Friction and Chafe
Five Sailing Tips to Reduce Friction and Chafe March 5, 2015 ~ What sailing malady causes more catastrophic failure than any other? Ignore this and you could risk damage or loss to your sailing rigging or sailboat. Watch this sailing skills video for a super low cost, easy sailing solution that you can use all season long aboard your sailboat! . . . keep reading
Coastal Sailing Secrets - Terrain Effects on Wind and Seas
Coastal Sailing Secrets - Terrain Effects on Wind and Seas February 26, 2015 ~ What five sailing wind factors could you use to help plan a coastal cruise, make faster sailing passages, or sail offshore with more comfort? Discover how wind and seas can change in the blink of an eye from jutting capes, narrow passes, or an afternoon sea breeze. Watch this sailing skills video to learn more! . . . keep reading
Use Mainsail Leech Telltales for Peak Performance!
Use Mainsail Leech Telltales for Peak Performance! February 19, 2015 ~ Your mainsail needs to be trimmed so that the air exits the leech with minimum turbulence. How can you use leech telltales along with a secret "over-trim" first step technique to trim your mainsail to perfection? Watch this sailing skills video to help you achieve maximum sail power! . . . keep reading
Sail with Caution Near Breakers or Coral Reefs
Sail with Caution Near Breakers or Coral Reefs February 12, 2015 ~ How are two of the world's most hazardous sailing chart symbols displayed on your nautical or electronic chart? Watch this sailing skills video to learn how to tell "at a glance" whether your sailing course will lead you close to one of these dangers of the deep. . . . keep reading
Sailing Landfall Secrets - Tropical Isle Lights and Beacons Part II
Sailing Landfall Secrets - Tropical Isle Lights and Beacons Part II February 5, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. You will enter after dark and need to prepare your sailing navigation to make this smooth and easy. What steps can you take right now for safety? Watch this sailing skills video to learn more! . . . keep reading
Sailing Landfall Secrets - Tropical Isle Lights and Beacons Part I
Sailing Landfall Secrets - Tropical Isle Lights and Beacons Part I January 29, 2015 ~ Your landfall lies just over the horizon. You've dreamed all winter long about cruising to these sun-drenched islands surrounded by blue-green water. What easy steps can you take to verify the accuracy of your sailing navigation? Watch this sailing skills video to learn more! . . . keep reading
These Sailing Dangers Hide at High Tide!
These Sailing Dangers Hide at High Tide! January 22, 2015 ~ What sailing dangers lurk just beneath the waves, waiting like great white sharks to snag your keel, crack your hull, or damage your rudder or propeller shaft? Know these "sailor beware" chart symbols for sailing safety whether you day sail, race, cruise or voyage! . . . keep reading
Make a Sailing Chart "Clutter Free" for Sailing
Make a Sailing Chart "Clutter Free" for Sailing January 15, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing into thick fog. Rocky reefs surround your small sailboat to port and starboard. Your destination will be a channel four miles to the east. What fast, easy steps can you take to create a crystal clear path to your destination on your nautical chart or chart plotter? Watch this sailing skills video to discover . . . keep reading
Adjust Mainsail Draft with this Sail Trim 'Time Saver'
Adjust Mainsail Draft with this Sail Trim 'Time Saver' January 8, 2015 ~ Few sailing innovations have the benefits of fast, easy and super low maintenance all rolled into one package. Here's one of the simplest, most ingenious sailing devices ever created to help you trim your mainsail. Slash the time it takes to adjust mainsail draft, flatten the sail in a breeze, or make it fuller when reaching or in light air. . . . keep reading
Dock Your Boat with an Emergency "Brake Line"
Dock Your Boat with an Emergency "Brake Line" January 1, 2015 ~ Docking after your engine dies can be a challenge. Prepare ahead of time with the secret of spring lines that can help you "put the brakes" on your small sailboat. Watch this one-of-a-kind sailing skills video now to see this in action! . . . keep reading
Tie This Sailing Bowline in Just Seconds!
Tie This Sailing Bowline in Just Seconds! December 25, 2014 ~ How many sailing bowlines do you need to know? Which are fast and easy to tie? And safe and secure enough for docking inside a slip or bending a sheet to a Genoa clew? Watch this sailing skills video now to learn more. . . . keep reading
Which Sailing Chart Scale Should You Use?
Which Sailing Chart Scale Should You Use? 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
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