Learn to Sail Online! Discover the secrets to sailing across an ocean, tying marine knots, how to dock a boat like a pro, and hundreds of other little-known sailing tips.
HOME     ABOUT US     SEARCH     JOIN TODAY     MEMBERS
Connect with us on LinkedIn! Connect with us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Connect with us on YouTube!
Click Below to Discover the
Benefits Our Members Enjoy!

Newsletter Archives
Sailing Video Archives
Sailing Ezine Archives
Navigation Rules
Boating Equipment Guide
Sea Service Log
US Chart No. 1
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
Cruising Photos
 E-BOOK LIBRARY
Chart Symbols Made Easy II
Chart Symbols Made Easy I
Capt. John's Top Sailing Tips
101 Sailing Navigation Secrets
Dock a Boat Like a Pro
Navigation Rules Made Easy
One-Minute Sailing Navigation
Best Sailing Tips 2012
Coastal Navigation Quick-Tips
Sailing Emergencies Guide
Sailing Gear Essentials
Cruising Guide Basics II
Cruising Guide Basics I
Fast 'n Easy Sailing Recipes
Basic Sailing Navigation
Skipper's Boat Check Sheets
Skipper's Pre-Sail Guidebook
Guide to Chart Symbols
500 Sailing Terms & Tips
Sailing Season Tips
Sail Trim & Balance
Rigging, Deck & Hull
Personal Sailing Gear
Marine Weather
Sail & Canvas Care
Sailing Emergencies
Knots & Rope Care
Cruising Preparations
Heavy Weather
Diesel Engine Care
Buying a Used Sailboat
Anchor Ground Tackle
Anchoring Techniques
Anchoring Emergencies
Sailing Navigation Basics
Nautical Chart Symbols
Magnetic Compasses
Coastal Navigation Skills
Electronic Navigation
Boat Handling Skills
Dockline & Fender Skills



Home | Sailing Video Archives
 

Sailing Tips Video Archives

Here is the complete library of 250+ Sailing Tips videos, with this week's newest sailing video on top (left column). All sailing tips videos are in chronological order...

(Click on the "More Headlines" link at the bottom of this page for more Sailing Tips videos).


Emergency Docking Tips - Bare Poles Anchor Approach
Emergency Docking Tips - Bare Poles Anchor Approach July 2, 2015 ~ How can you sail up to a pier under bare poles with the wind astern under complete control--without using lines to stop you alongside? Here's what one world famous cruising couple recommend. Prepare your small sailboat with this little-known defensive docking maneuver today! . . . keep reading
Five Underwater Sailing Dangers You Need to Avoid!
Five Underwater Sailing Dangers You Need to Avoid! June 25, 2015 ~ Sail in coastal or inland waters and you could encounter submerged ruins, jetties, pilings, fish traps and groins. How can you identify these deadly dangers on your nautical or electronic chart? Follow these easy sailing tips to keep your sailing crew safer on the waters of the world! . . . keep reading
Are You Ready to Enter That Marina? Seven Steps to Success
Are You Ready to Enter That Marina? Seven Steps to Success June 18, 2015 ~ Boating safety begins with careful preparation long before you cast off, enter a harbor or are faced with an emergency situation. Follow these seven sailing tips before you enter any marina in the world. If your engine bites the dust, you'll be glad you did! . . . keep reading
Sail Clear of These Deadly "Keel Crackers"!
Sail Clear of These Deadly "Keel Crackers"! June 10, 2015 ~ What four sailing dangers consist of mounds of rock or metal just beneath the surface of the sea? Waiting like a Great White to crack your keel, twist your propeller shaft or damage your rudder? You'll find them in inland or coastal waters throughout the world. Learn the action you need to take to keep your sailboat . . . keep reading
Seven Secrets for Sailing in Light Air!
Seven Secrets for Sailing in Light Air! June 4, 2015 ~ Sail in winds that are light and variable and you can bet you'll become a better sailor. Of course, you could always push the starter button on your sailboat engine, but that's not sailing! Follow these seven sea-tested sailing tips to sail your small sailboat with power and speed. Watch this sailing skills video to discover . . . keep reading
How to "Make Landfall" without GPS!
How to "Make Landfall" without GPS! May 28, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing in pea-soup fog surrounded by shoals. You need to find your way to an anchorage without running aground. Here's a little-known technique used by sailors for more than one hundred years. Find your way home with this sea-tested sailing tip for coastal cruising on the waters of the world. . . . keep reading
Secret to Avoid a "Flying Jibe" when Sailing Downwind
Secret to Avoid a "Flying Jibe" when Sailing Downwind May 21, 2015 ~ Going into a flying jibe means your sailboat boom whips from one side of the boat to the other--out of control! This could result in serious injury to your sailing crew or partner, and damage to boom gear. Use these three little-known sailing tips to keep safe and sound this sailing season. . . . keep reading
Sail Trim Tips - Five Mainsail Secrets for Peak Performance!
Sail Trim Tips - Five Mainsail Secrets for Peak Performance! May 14, 2015 ~ Sail onto a reach and you'll need more than the mainsheet to keep the leech trimmed and the boom under control. Use these five sailing tips for blazing speed and maximum sail power. Watch this sailing skills video now to learn how to sail like a pro! . . . keep reading
Make a Sailing Danger Grid to Avoid Grounding
Make a Sailing Danger Grid to Avoid Grounding May 7, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing to a small cove to anchor for the night. To the east lies a deadly outcrop of rocky shoals and coral reefs. What super fast navigation technique can you use to verify your GPS and tell you--within seconds--if you are sailing toward danger? Read on to discover one easy sailing solution you can use anywhere in the world. . . . keep reading
Sailing Basics - Crew Safety with Sheets Under Load
Sailing Basics - Crew Safety with Sheets Under Load April 30, 2015 ~ Overload a sailing sheet and you will create a slingshot of sorts. A line that snaps can cause a lot of damage to the human anatomy. Indeed, this danger has been named "snap back" and for good reason. Watch this sailing skills video to learn more. . . . keep reading
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
More HeadlinesMore Headlines