Using the Cockpit Winches

The cockpit winches are there to help us to work the ropes that control the sails. Here's Learn2Sail's guide on how to use them...

Let’s go eSailing

Well, suddenly we’ve all got a lot of time on our hands, so now is a great time to try out the eSail simulator....

Lassoing the First Line Ashore

The technique to getting the first line ashore safely. The lasso.

How To Coil A Rope

Beginners guide. First steps in coiling a rope so that it can be stowed neatly and ready for instant use.

How to Tie The Fast-Tie Bowline

Many ways to tie a bowline but this method is a really sweet, quick way to do it. Starts off, a loop in a...

Take Offs & Landings – Stern First Approach.

Bow first or stern first onto the berth, what are the pros and cons? So we are talking about your average cruising yacht, being a...

Navigation Unravelled – The Course to Steer made easy.

I’d like to share my recent idea and findings on simplifying course to steer for us. New students (and older ones) virtually always confuse the...

Sailing is fun, so take part in a fun regatta.

This is us taking part in the Bluewater Regatta - Lagos in the Algarve, Sept 2018 E9B87808-E7FC-451F-AC66-18A1C2F1819D Teamwork makes the dream work!! This is one of the...

Will I be seasick? Here’s how to avoid “Mal de Mer”

Everyone thinks about it, especially when first going out on a boat, and virtually everyone feels a little queezy when the boat moves under...

Sailing Skills – moving about the boat

Firstly, when moving about on deck when underway, always wear a lifejacket - it can save your life! When moving about the boat remember, this...