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Here is the complete library of 230+ 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 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
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
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