Lassoing the First Line Ashore

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...