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Keep This Sailing "Legal Document" Up to Date!Keep This Sailing "Legal Document" Up to Date!
February 28, 2015 ~ Did you know that all of sailing navigation starts with one vital legal document. And it's not your boat registration or documentation. Nope, not by a long shot. Sail without this and you could place your boat and crew at high risk in a legal case or even be unable to prove your "right action" in a court of law. Read o . . . keep reading

Coastal Sailing Secrets - Terrain Effects on Wind and SeasCoastal 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

Sailing in Current - How to Use Natural TransitsSailing in Current - How to Use Natural Transits
February 24, 2014 ~ Sail inland or coastal and you will need to "keep the course" to avoid shoals and obstructions. Current and leeway make this a challenge. Tap into the secret of natural transits--also called natural ranges--to sail like a pro on the waters of the world! . . . keep reading

Five Sailing Navigation Tips to Enter Sheltered WaterFive Sailing Navigation Tips to Enter Sheltered Water
February 21, 2015 ~ Imagine sailing along the coast with your sailing partner. You want to "pull off the road" for some much needed rest. You open your nautical chart or electronic display and see three inlets within a half-day's sail. What five steps will you take to choose... . . . 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

Sailing Rigging Secrets - How to Minimize Friction and ChafeSailing Rigging Secrets - How to Minimize Friction and Chafe
February 17, 2015 - Sailing rigging makes life smoother and easier aboard any sailboat. What two "line saver" steps can you take to cut down on the effort it takes to hoist a sail, haul around on a Genoa sheet, break your anchor free of the seabed, or rig your docking lines to protect your sailboat inside a slip or alongside a pier? . . . keep reading

Sail with Caution Near Breakers or Coral ReefsSail 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

Sail Trim Secrets - Keep Crew Clear of Loaded Lines!Sail Trim Secrets - Keep Crew Clear of Loaded Lines!
February 10, 2015 ~ Put safety first when you, your sailing crew or sailing partner work a loaded line, sheet, or halyard. Teach your crew the correct technique to work with a line under load. Do this before you teach them how to tie the cleat hitch. This often forgotten "first step" will help prevent injury in case the line parts under l . . . keep reading

Sailing Landfall Secrets - Tropical Isle Lights and Beacons Part IISailing 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

Heavy Weather Sailing - How to Reduce Reefing TimeHeavy Weather Sailing - How to Reduce Reefing Time
February 3, 2015 ~ You've planned your coastal sailing cruise with care, but expect things to get a bit bumpy overnight. And it's another 85 miles to your destination. What steps could you take before dark to prepare your boat and sailing crew for the rough weather just ahead? . . . keep reading

Five Top "Dock a Boat" Tips for 2015!Five Top "Dock a Boat" Tips for 2015!
January 31, 2015 ~ Docking your boat in a tight marina will always be a challenge for you and your sailing partner or crew. What secrets will make boat handling smoother, easier and safer? It all begins well before you cast off that first line. Use these five top docking tips from the pros for safer sailing all season long! . . . keep reading

Sailing Landfall Secrets - Tropical Isle Lights and Beacons Part ISailing 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

Use This Sailboat Stability Secret for Safer SailingUse This Sailboat Stability Secret for Safer Sailing
January 27, 2015 ~ What sailing tips can help you understand boat motion and stability? Make this easy test in just seconds to help you determine your sailboat's ability to recover from a severe roll when sailing or cruising on the waters of the world. . . . 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

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