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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...

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...

So You’re Tempted – Now Where Do You Start?

So you’re tempted - now where do you start? Well there’s lots of help there but basically you have two options; The hard way. Just jumping...

Southampton Boat Show 2018 – ideal starting place.

If you intrigued as to what this sailing lark is about and what’s involved to get started, then there’s no better place to visit...

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.

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...

Lassoing the First Line Ashore

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