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.

Learn to Sail – Our Step by Step Guide

Easy to follow explanation of what sailing is about from Sailing Guru Mark and how to take those first steps. Bring me that horizon...

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...

The Man Overboard Manoeuvre – Heave to & Drift.

How to stop the boat quickly and get back to your casualty without loosing sight of them, but, you’ve got to act fast. Their...

Boat Handling – Bringing her alongside using the mid back spring

Wind in this case is light and on the port bow, so gently holding her off the dock Tidal stream is negligible. Here we see skipper...

Advanced Sailing Techniques – Handling Her in a Squall by Harry...

Squalls While particularly common in the tropics and during ocean passages, squalls can happen almost anywhere. For several reasons they can pose a threat to...

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...