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Here is the complete library of 210+ 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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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
Sail Trim Solutions XIII - Know These Two-Letter Nautical Chart Danger Symbols!
Sail Trim Solutions XIII - Know These Two-Letter Nautical Chart Danger Symbols! Set sail in inland or coastal waters and you will encounter wrecks, rocks and reefs. What two-letter abbreviations should you look for next to these dangers of the deep? . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XII - How to Secure Halyard Rope Coils Fast 'n Easy!
Sail Trim Solutions XII - How to Secure Halyard Rope Coils Fast 'n Easy! April 10, 2014 ~ Sailing means lots of coiled line aboard yoru boat. How can you secure it without the hassle of knots and kinks? Try this super simple alternate method used by veteran sailors worldwide to keep your expensive halyards and sheets safe and secure in all sailing weather. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions XI - Lower Any Headsail Fast 'n Easy!
Sail Trim Solutions XI - Lower Any Headsail Fast 'n Easy! Sailing involves foredeck work. And those sea-tested techniques that make this challenge easier are the ones to know. What three simple steps can make headsail changes or lowering a jib faster and easier every time? . . . keep reading
Coastal Cruising Near "Magnetic" Disturbances
Coastal Cruising Near "Magnetic" Disturbances Imagine that you are sailing a few miles of the coast. Your nautical or electronic chart warns of deep-sea dangers that could cause errors in your steering compass course! What sailing navigation technique can you use to help keep your small sailboat on course? . . . keep reading
Sail with Caution Near "Red Sector" Dangers
Sail with Caution Near "Red Sector" Dangers Use the sailing secret of red sectors to keep your small sailboat in deep water--free of tide rips, sand waves and obstructions. Discover the easy way to benefit from these sailing navigator's friends for worry-free cruising or sailing. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions X - Make this Telltale "Break Test" for Maximum Sail Power
Sail Trim Solutions X - Make this Telltale "Break Test" for Maximum Sail Power Take your sail trim knowledge to the next level. Combine the power of telltale "break" signals along with Genoa lead block placement. Power up for maximum sail performance with this new look at how to simplify sail trim. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions IX - Sailing to a Windward Destination
Sail Trim Solutions IX - Sailing to a Windward Destination Sail with the wind forward of the beam and you can bet your small sailboat will slip to leeward. In open water this could pile on extra miles. In coastal or inland waters, it could prove dangerous. Put this simple sailing tip into effect for sailing safety! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions VIII - Rig a "Sail Downhaul" for Halyard Retrieval
Sail Trim Solutions VIII - Rig a "Sail Downhaul" for Halyard Retrieval Imagine that you are sailing in breezy conditions--when all of a sudden--the halyard parts! How can you retrieve a halyard fast and easy if this happens to you? Discover one secret sailing tip that you can use aboard your boat right now! . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions VII - Five Steps to Smoother Jibes
Sail Trim Solutions VII - Five Steps to Smoother Jibes Not many sailing techniques take as much preparation and concentration as a controlled jibe. Learn to sail like a pro when you use this five-step sailing solution. Make jibing smoother and easier aboard your boat when short-handed . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions VI - How to Heave-to Step-by-Step
Sail Trim Solutions VI - How to Heave-to Step-by-Step What sail trim techniques will you use to get your boat to heave-to, or "park in place"? Practice this vital sailing skill that will allow your crew to rest below, calm your boat in heavy sailing weather, and create less stress on your sailing rigging. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Solutions V - How to Control Roll, Pitch And Yaw
Sail Trim Solutions V - How to Control Roll, Pitch And Yaw Step aboard a sailboat or powerboat and you will encounter three "boat motions". Learn the secrets to control these factors for more speed, power, performance and comfort aboard any boat in the world! . . . keep reading
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