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Learning those knots – Part 1.

Learning those all important knots you’ll need when you go sailing.

Preparing and Raising the Mainsail

For sailing beginners, how to prepare a fully battened mainsail for hoisting.

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...