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Are Your Sails "Cruise Ready" for These Sailing Winds? Are Your Sails "Cruise Ready" for These Sailing Winds?
July 2, 2016 ~ Imagine gale force winds, red over red storm flags, and hurricane-like towering seas! Is that what you can expect if you sail offshore or along the coast when cruising? Maybe it's time for a reality check. Read on and then you decide. keep reading

Sailing Emergencies - Five Steps to Use a Visual Distress Signal Sailing Emergencies - Five Steps to Use a Visual Distress Signal
June 30, 2016 ~ Would your sailing crew know what to do in an emergency if they needed to fire a flare, parachute rocket or shell into the air to alert vessels nearby? These five steps could save your life or the lives of your sailing crew. Watch this sailing video to learn more. keep reading

How to "Sail a Coastline" with Radar Navigation How to "Sail a Coastline" with Radar Navigation
June 28, 2016 ~ What electronic navigation instrument gives the sailing skipper the ability to navigate into a fogbound cove with confidence, avoid a collision with small craft or ships, and track a squall line to avoid storm force winds--all in one compact package? keep reading

Sailing Reality Check - The Three Pillars of Navigation Safety Sailing Reality Check - The Three Pillars of Navigation Safety
June 25, 2016 ~ Sailing folks ask me what they absolutely need to know for sailing navigation safety. Are basic navigation plotting skills really necessary in the age of high-tech GPS? The answer may surprise you. keep reading

Use These Sailing Navigation Goldmines to Avoid Grounding Use These Sailing Navigation Goldmines to Avoid Grounding
June 23, 2016 ~ You see a channel ahead, glance at your navigation chart, and-- something's wrong! No depths are shown. Just blank, white space. You need to tie up before sunset. How can you determine if you have enough water for safe passage? keep reading

How to Sail Faster with the Secret of Lift Forces How to Sail Faster with the Secret of Lift Forces
June 21, 2016 ~ Want to get your sails, keel, and rudder to work in harmony with maximum sail power? Unlock the secret of "lift" that will give you more speed on any point of sail. Follow these easy steps to success. keep reading

Three "Keep Control" Sailing Tips for Sailing Safety Three "Keep Control" Sailing Tips for Sailing Safety
June 18, 2016 ~ Imagine that you enter a narrow channel. All of a sudden, your steering becomes sluggish and your keel bumps along the bottom. But, your depth sounder shows that you are in deep water! Read on to learn more about this little-known phenomenon. keep reading

How to Dock a Boat by "Crosswind Crabbing" How to Dock a Boat by "Crosswind Crabbing"
June 16, 2016 ~ Learn the sailing secrets of the masters to control a boat when picking up a person in the water, docking or undocking in a tight marina or landing alongside a mooring buoy. Watch this sailing video to learn more. keep reading

Boat Anchor Rode Secrets for Safer Anchoring Boat Anchor Rode Secrets for Safer Anchoring
June 14, 2016 ~ Is your boat anchor and anchor ground tackle ready for sailing or cruising? Go through this point-by-point boating safety checklist that will provide you with peace-of-mind anchoring. keep reading

Is Your Sailing Risk Management Plan "Sea Ready"? Is Your Sailing Risk Management Plan "Sea Ready"?
June 11, 2016 ~ What steps can you take to reduce risk aboard your sailboat for sailing or cruising? Follow these sea-tested sailing tips to keep your sailing crew or partner safe and sound--wherever in the world you choose to sail or cruise. keep reading

Five Sailing Rope Time-Saving Secrets Five Sailing Rope Time-Saving Secrets
June 9, 2016 ~ Sailing short- or singlehanded means you'll want to reduce the time and effort it takes to tack, jibe, anchor or dock your boat. Here are five sea-tested sailing tips that will help you do just that! Watch this sailing video to learn more. keep reading

Seven Sailing Tips for "Crew Confident" Cruising Seven Sailing Tips for "Crew Confident" Cruising
June 7, 2016 ~ What sailing skill rises to the top as the most important of all? If you plan to sail along the coast or offshore, make sure your sailing crew or partner knows these seven sailing tips. keep reading

How to Use Sailing Navigation "AnyTools" for Easy Plotting How to Use Sailing Navigation "AnyTools" for Easy Plotting
June 4, 2016 ~ What sailing tool allows you to measure distance, plot a position, determine a steering course, or estimate the time of landfall--without dividers, parallel rules, a protractor or electronic calculator? Read on to find the answer. keep reading

Heavy Weather Sailing - How to Reef Your Mainsail Faster Heavy Weather Sailing - How to Reef Your Mainsail Faster
June 2, 2016 ~ Sailing in rough weather means reducing sail to keep your sailboat balanced and on her feet. Here's one little-known sailing tip that will reduce reefing time by 50% or more! Watch this sailing video to learn the sailing solution. keep reading