Preparing and Raising the Mainsail

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

Lassoing the First Line Ashore

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Learning those knots – Part 1.

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

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....

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.