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Here is the complete library of 220+ 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 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
Sail Trim Solutions XXII - Sailing Near Submerged Dangers
Sail Trim Solutions XXII - Sailing Near Submerged Dangers Scan any sailing chart and you could miss submerged dangers that can punch a hole in your hull, mangle a rudder, or crack a keel. So what seamanlike strategy can you use? Follow these sailing tips to sail clear of three of the world's most dangerous natural and manmade hazards--located out-of-sight--beneath the waves! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XXI - Shorthanded Docking Preparations
Sail Trim Solutions XXI - Shorthanded Docking Preparations Sail single- or short-handed and you'll want to make as many preparations as possible before you get into close quarters. Dock your boat like a pro with these three easy springline prep steps for smoother and easier boat docking! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XX - Inlet Alternatives When Coastal Cruising
Sail Trim Solutions XX - Inlet Alternatives When Coastal Cruising How can you select the best inlet for safe entry back to shore when sailing along the coast? Put these sailing navigation tips at the top of the your list when you plan a coastal cruise this sailing season . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XIX - How to Make a Power Speed-Table
Sail Trim Solutions XIX - How to Make a Power Speed-Table Discover how to create a quick 'n easy custom speed / RPM table for your sailboat engine. Use your speed table to estimate fuel requirements, time to a destination, provisioning needs, and fuel stop-off points for sailing or cruising . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XVIII - Range Line Limits to Avoid Grounding
Sail Trim Solutions XVIII - Range Line Limits to Avoid Grounding Sail on a range or transit for safer sailing navigation. But how long can you use a range line before you risk grounding? Discover the little-known secret to learn this vital navigation skill for safer sailing worldwide! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XVII - Create a Navigation "Danger Scan Box"
Sail Trim Solutions XVII - Create a Navigation "Danger Scan Box" Imagine a coastal sail along a pristine beach to a quiet anchorage located in a small, gingerbread seaport town. You and your sailing partner have been looking forward to this cruise all winter long. But, before you cast off . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XVI - Use this Headsail "Backwind" Technique
Sail Trim Solutions XVI - Use this Headsail "Backwind" Technique Sail long enough and you are bound to get stuck "in irons", or bow to the wind. You make a tack, the wind shifts and there you are with your sails luffing. What fast and easy sailing solution could you use . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XV - Ten Defensive Anchoring Strategies
Sail Trim Solutions XV - Ten Defensive Anchoring Strategies What anchoring tips will provide worry-free anchoring for you and your sailing crew or partner? Put these strategies into play anytime you drop the hook. Watch this sailing video to find out how to increase safety and security at anchor. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XIV - Use this Rigging Tool Aboard Your Sailboat
Sail Trim Solutions XIV - Use this Rigging  Tool Aboard Your Sailboat What sailing rigging tool ranks just behind the sailing knife as one of the most essential tools aboard? Use this super tool to pry apart a frozen sailing knot, open corroded shackles, or make a fast eye-splice! . . . keep reading
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