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How to Tie a Bowline Knot - Tying a Bowline Knot
The bowline is among the most commonly used knots on a sailboat. With it, you can tie a line (rope) in a loop around anything else to anchor the line. The bowline knot is not only strong and secure but is easy to break loose later, even when pulled tight under a load.

How to Tie a Bowline Knot - Tying a Bowline Knot
The bowline is among the most commonly used knots on a sailboat. With it, you can tie a line (rope) in a loop around anything else to anchor the line. The bowline knot is not only strong and secure but is easy to break loose later, even when pulled tight under a load.

How to Tie a Bowline Knot - Tying a Bowline Knot
The bowline is among the most commonly used knots on a sailboat. With it, you can tie a line (rope) in a loop around anything else to anchor the line. The bowline knot is not only strong and secure but is easy to break loose later, even when pulled tight under a load.

How to Tie a Bowline Knot - Tying a Bowline Knot
The bowline is among the most commonly used knots on a sailboat. With it, you can tie a line (rope) in a loop around anything else to anchor the line. The bowline knot is not only strong and secure but is easy to break loose later, even when pulled tight under a load.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat
The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat
The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat
The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat
The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat
The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat
The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat
The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat
The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat
The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging. Learn it all here.

Using a Sailboat Boom Vang - Sailing
A boom vang is used on a sailboat to pull down the boom on off-wind points of sail when the wind in the mainsail would lift the boom. Proper use of a boom vang helps keep the sail full and drawing well. Learn how to use a traditional block-and-tackle or rigid boom vang.

Torre DeRoche Love with a Chance of Drowning Book Review - Best Sailing Books


Review of Sailing Flashcards App for Android
The Sailing Flashcards App for Android is a good idea poorly executed.

How to Tie a Stevedore's Stop Knot - Tying a Stevedore's Stop Knot
A stevedore's knot is a good stop knot to tie when you need a knot larger than the classic figure-eight stop knot. Here are steps and photos for how to tie a stevedore's knot. Page 2.

How to Tie a Stevedore's Stop Knot - Tying a Stevedore's Stop Knot
A stevedore's knot is a good stop knot to tie when you need a knot larger than the classic figure-eight stop knot. Here are steps and photos for how to tie a stevedore's knot. Page 3.

How to Tie a Stevedore's Stop Knot - Tying a Stevedore's Stop Knot
A stevedore's knot is a good stop knot to tie when you need a knot larger than the classic figure-eight stop knot. Here are steps and photos for how to tie a stevedore's knot. Page 4.

How to Tie a Stevedore's Stop Knot - Tying a Stevedore's Stop Knot
A stevedore's knot is a good stop knot to tie when you need a knot larger than the classic figure-eight stop knot. Here are steps and photos for how to tie a stevedore's knot. Page 5.

How to Tie a Stevedore's Stop Knot - Tying a Stevedore's Stop Knot
A stevedore's knot is a good stop knot to tie when you need a knot larger than the classic figure-eight stop knot. Here are steps and photos for how to tie a stevedore's knot. Page 6.

Great Easy Boat Meals - Simple Foods for Sailing
Meals onboard can be one of the joys of sailing, especially when you don't have to spend a lot of time shopping, preparing, and cooking. Here are some great prepared foods for lunch, dinner, and dessert you can keep ready to go on a moment's notice. Page 3.

Great Easy Boat Meals - Simple Foods for Sailing
Meals onboard can be one of the joys of sailing, especially when you don't have to spend a lot of time shopping, preparing, and cooking. Here are some great prepared foods for lunch, dinner, and dessert you can keep ready to go on a moment's notice.

Great Easy Boat Meals - Simple Foods for Sailing
Meals onboard can be one of the joys of sailing, especially when you don't have to spend a lot of time shopping, preparing, and cooking. Here are some great prepared foods for lunch, dinner, and dessert you can keep ready to go on a moment's notice. Page 2.

How to Tie a Stevedore's Stop Knot - Tying a Stevedore's Stop Knot
A stevedore's knot is a good stop knot to tie when you need a knot larger than the classic figure-eight stop knot. Here are steps and photos for how to tie a stevedore's knot.

Aids to Navigation - Navigational Aids Quiz for Boaters
Navigational aids are important for all boaters. Test your knowledge of common buoys, daymarks, and other markers.

Aids to Navigation - Navigational Aids Quiz for Boaters
Navigational aids are important for all boaters. Test your knowledge of common buoys, daymarks, and other markers. Page 2.

How to Navigate a Boat with a Depthfinder and Chart
There are good reasons to know how to determine your position and navigate with only a chart and a depthfinder. Learn how here.

How to Navigate a Boat with a Depthfinder and Chart
There are good reasons to know how to determine your position and navigate with only a chart and a depthfinder. Learn how here. Page 2.

How to Heave To - Heave-to a Sailboat
Heaving to is a valuable skill for all sailors when the wind or waves get up or you want to stop or steady the boat for any reason while underway. Although it is easy to heave to in theory, in reality it depends on many different factors involving the boat and conditions. Read this article to learn how to heave to in your own boat.

How to Heave To - Heave-to a Sailboat
Heaving to is a valuable skill for all sailors when the wind or waves get up or you want to stop or steady the boat for any reason while underway. Although it is easy to heave to in theory, in reality it depends on many different factors involving the boat and conditions. Read this article to learn how to heave to in your own boat. Page 2.

How to Use a Centerboard - Using a Sailboat's Centerboard
Learn how to use the centerboard or daggerboard of a small sailboat for the fastest sailing.

How to Use a Centerboard - Using a Sailboat's Centerboard
Learn how to use the centerboard or daggerboard of a small sailboat for the fastest sailing. Page 2.

How to Use a Centerboard - Using a Sailboat's Centerboard
Learn how to use the centerboard or daggerboard of a small sailboat for the fastest sailing. Page 3.

Review of Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Boating Apps - Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth GPS for Boating Apps on Apple Devices
Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth GPS Receiver is a solution to use Apple devices like iPod Touch and iPad and smartphones or laptops to run navigation and other apps on your boat.

Review of Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Boating Apps - Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth GPS for Boating Apps on Apple Devices
Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth GPS Receiver is a solution to use Apple devices like iPod Touch and iPad and smartphones or laptops to run navigation and other apps on your boat. Page 2.

Double Jib Sheets - Trimming the Jib with Double Sheets
Using double instead of single jib sheets offers an alternative, effective way to achieve the best sail trim without having to change the position of jib sheet blocks on a track. This offers some advantages over the traditional approach.

Beth Leonard The Voyager's Handbook Book Review - Best Sailing Books
This is the book you don't want to even think of going on a serious cruise without having read. Leonard, a most accomplished circumnavigator who's cruised all over the world, writes almost everything you need to know. Read the full review here.

Review of Starbrite Liquid Rope Whipping
Is liquid whipping the best way to finish a cut end of line or rope to prevent fraying and unraveling? Read the review here to find out.

Review of Starbrite Liquid Rope Whipping
Is liquid whipping the best way to finish a cut end of line or rope to prevent fraying and unraveling? Read the review here to find out. Page 2.

How to Repair Damaged Wood with Epoxy Putty
Use a two-part epoxy putty to repair damaged wood on a boat in an area that needs to be waterproof. Here are the steps involved and a review of an epoxy putty product.

How to Repair Damaged Wood with Epoxy Putty
Use a two-part epoxy putty to repair damaged wood on a boat in an area that needs to be waterproof. Here are the steps involved and a review of an epoxy putty product. Page 2.

How to Repair Damaged Wood with Epoxy Putty
Use a two-part epoxy putty to repair damaged wood on a boat in an area that needs to be waterproof. Here are the steps involved and a review of an epoxy putty product. Page 3.

How to Repair Damaged Wood with Epoxy Putty
Use a two-part epoxy putty to repair damaged wood on a boat in an area that needs to be waterproof. Here are the steps involved and a review of an epoxy putty product. Page 4.

How to Repair Damaged Wood with Epoxy Putty
Use a two-part epoxy putty to repair damaged wood on a boat in an area that needs to be waterproof. Here are the steps involved and a review of an epoxy putty product. Page 5.

How to Repair Damaged Wood with Epoxy Putty
Use a two-part epoxy putty to repair damaged wood on a boat in an area that needs to be waterproof. Here are the steps involved and a review of an epoxy putty product. Page 6.

Review of My Anchor Watch App for Android
My Anchor Watch app for Android is pretty good at signaling anchor dragging - read the full review here.

Review of DragQueen Anchor Alarm App
The DragQueen Anchor Alarm app is a simple app that sets off an alarm if your boat moves too far from its original anchored position. Read the review here to compare to other anchoring apps.

Review of Polar Navy Chart Navigation Software
Polar Navy is a chart navigation software program for real-time GPS navigation on your boat. Read the review here to see if it's right for you.

Review of SEAiq Marine Navigation and Plotting App
SEAiq is a marine navigation and plotting app that turns your iPad or iPhone into a GPS chartplotter. Read the full review here.

Review of Navigatrix: A Voyager's Companion
Navigatrix is a free suite full of boating applications running on Linux Ubuntu on a laptop, including navigation software for free NOAA charts, a GPS interface, weather and tide data, communications functions, and much more. Read the review here.

Climbing Sailboat Mast – Mast Climbing Steps – Climbing Mast with Bosun’s Chair
For many different reasons sailors may have for climbing a saiboat's mast—to retrieve a lost halyard, to inspect or fix rigging, to replace the anchor light bulb, etc. Different methods for mast climbing have evolved from simple mast steps or a bosun’s chair to newer products such as the Mast Mate and ATN TopClimber. Each has different advantages and disadvantages.

mast steps - mast mate
For many different reasons sailors may have for climbing a saiboat's mast—to retrieve a lost halyard, to inspect or fix rigging, to replace the anchor light bulb, etc. Different methods for mast climbing have evolved from simple mast steps or a bosun’s chair to newer products such as the Mast Mate and ATN TopClimber. Each has different advantages and disadvantages. Page 2.

bosun's chair mast climbing
For many different reasons sailors may have for climbing a saiboat's mast—to retrieve a lost halyard, to inspect or fix rigging, to replace the anchor light bulb, etc. Different methods for mast climbing have evolved from simple mast steps or a bosun’s chair to newer products such as the Mast Mate and ATN TopClimber. Each has different advantages and disadvantages. Page 3.

mast topclimber
For many different reasons sailors may have for climbing a saiboat's mast—to retrieve a lost halyard, to inspect or fix rigging, to replace the anchor light bulb, etc. Different methods for mast climbing have evolved from simple mast steps or a bosun’s chair to newer products such as the Mast Mate and ATN TopClimber. Each has different advantages and disadvantages. Page 4.

climbing sailboat mast – mast climbing steps
For many different reasons sailors may have for climbing a saiboat's mast—to retrieve a lost halyard, to inspect or fix rigging, to replace the anchor light bulb, etc. Different methods for mast climbing have evolved from simple mast steps or a bosun’s chair to newer products such as the Mast Mate and ATN TopClimber. Each has different advantages and disadvantages. Page 5.

Review of Kestrel 1000 Handheld Wind Meter for Sailors
The Kestrel 1000 handheld wind meter is a good choice for sailors who want a precise measurement of wind speed without the expense of a permanently mounted system.

How to Install a Voltmeter on Your Boat
It's easy and inexpensive to install a voltmeter on your boat. Read the review here and learn how to do it yourself.

Review of Sheex Berth Sheets for Boats
Sheex berth sheets for boats offer several advantages over regular cotton sheets. Read the full review here.

How to Trim the Jib – Trimming the Jib with Telltales
The easiest and most efficient way to trim the jib is to pay attention to telltales at the sail’s leading edge. The telltales show you when to pull in the sail or let it out for the greatest power.

How to Trim the Jib – Trimming the Jib with Telltales
The easiest and most efficient way to trim the jib is to pay attention to telltales at the sail’s leading edge. The telltales show you when to pull in the sail or let it out for the greatest power. Page 2.

How to Trim the Jib – Trimming the Jib with Telltales
The easiest and most efficient way to trim the jib is to pay attention to telltales at the sail’s leading edge. The telltales show you when to pull in the sail or let it out for the greatest power. Page 3.

How to Trim the Jib – Trimming the Jib with Telltales
The easiest and most efficient way to trim the jib is to pay attention to telltales at the sail’s leading edge. The telltales show you when to pull in the sail or let it out for the greatest power. Page 4.

How to Trim the Jib – Trimming the Jib with Telltales
The easiest and most efficient way to trim the jib is to pay attention to telltales at the sail’s leading edge. The telltales show you when to pull in the sail or let it out for the greatest power. Page 5.

How to Trim the Jib – Trimming the Jib with Telltales
The easiest and most efficient way to trim the jib is to pay attention to telltales at the sail’s leading edge. The telltales show you when to pull in the sail or let it out for the greatest power. Page 6.

How to Dock a Sailboat Under Sail - Docking with Only a Sail
Even if your sailboat has an engine, it's often important to be able to dock a sailboat under sail. Learn the important steps here.

How to Steer a Boat in a Current - Calculate for Current When Steering a Sailboat
It's important to compensate for current set when steering a boat. Learn how to calculate current set and plot your course efficiently.

Review of "Course to Steer" App
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Little Sailor Sailing Simulator App - Review of Little Sailor App
Little Sailor is an app that simulates dinghy sailing and racing in a very realistic, fun way for both learners and experienced sailors. Read the review here.

Review of PredictWind App - PredictWind App for Sailors
The free version of the PredictWind app for both Apple and Android devices is a good way to know what's going on with wind and weather in your sailing area. Read the full review here.

Review of Tides and Currents Android App
The free Tides & Currents Android app from FlyToMap is an effective, easy way to keep in touch with important key water conditions - better than some other apps.

Review of Lite Cylinder Fiberglass Propane Tank
Fiberglass propane tanks from Lite Cylinder and Clear View have many advantages for marine uses. Read the full review here.

What to Do if You Run Aground in a Sailboat
When your sailboat runs aground, you usually need to act quickly before the situation gets worse. Here are the best steps to follow.

The Right Tool for a Dismasting - Choosing the Best Tool for a Dismasting
Compare the best tools for cutting the rigging if you're dismasted, and choose what is best for your own sailboat.

Sailboat Winch Handles – Choosing a Winch Handle
Winches are used on mid-size and larger sailboats for hoisting and trimming sails. Since a variety of sizes and types of winch handles are available for cranking the boat’s winches, it’s important to consider a number of factors and differences among handles before choosing the right ones for your boat.

Sailing Equipment and Boat Maintenance
Whether you own a sailboat or crew often on others’ boats, you need to know about equipment for the boat and personal gear that is essential or useful when sailing. Start here to learn about new and new equipment and gear as well as essential sailboat maintenance techniques.

How to Raise the Mainsail – Raising the Main Sail
Raising the mainsail is one of the first steps in setting sail. Although usually a simple, easy process, beginners may experience snags if they’re not careful. Follow these guidelines to get the main up smoothly and the boat underway.

Review of Points of Sail App and SailSim App - The Points of Sail and SailSim Sailing Apps
Points of Sail and SailSim are two apps for Apple devices that demonstrate and simulate how sailboats move in relation to the wind angle. They help teach sailing fundamentals with varying degrees of effectiveness.

Review of Points of Sail App and SailSim App - The Points of Sail and SailSim Sailing Apps
Points of Sail and SailSim are two apps for Apple devices that demonstrate and simulate how sailboats move in relation to the wind angle. They help teach sailing fundamentals with varying degrees of effectiveness. Page 2.

Sailboat Hurricane Preparations – Preparing Sailboat for Hurricane
If your area is threatened by a hurricane or tropical storm winds, you need to make advance preparations to reduce the risk of damage. Don’t wait until the wind is rising before taking steps. Follow these guidelines to protect your boat and its equipment.

Boat Safety for Guests - Sailboat Safety Tips for Guests
When you take crew or guests aboard your boat, you are responsible for their safety as well as for yours and the boat’s. Here are 5 tips for a safety briefing to give.

Sailing in U.S. Virgin Islands - Virgin Islands Cruising
Cruising by sailboat in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a spectacular experience, with good anchorages and beaches.

Traditional Slab Reefing for the Mainsail
Knowing how to reef the mainsail when the wind picks up is a critical skill for all sailors. The traditional slab reefing system is easy to install and use. Here's how to make and use a simple reefing system.

Reefing the Mainsail - How to Reef the Mainsail - Slab Reefing for the Mainsail
Knowing how to reef the mainsail when the wind picks up is a critical skill for all sailors. The traditional slab reefing system is easy to install and use. Here's how to make and use a simple reefing system.

Reefing the Mainsail - How to Reef the Mainsail - Slab Reefing for the Mainsail
Knowing how to reef the mainsail when the wind picks up is a critical skill for all sailors. The traditional slab reefing system is easy to install and use. Here's how to make and use a simple reefing system.

Reefing the Mainsail - How to Reef the Mainsail - Slab Reefing for the Mainsail
Knowing how to reef the mainsail when the wind picks up is a critical skill for all sailors. The traditional slab reefing system is easy to install and use. Here's how to make and use a simple reefing system.

Bahia Honda Florida Keys Marina Sailing Destination
Bahia Honda State Park marina in the Florida Keys is a perfect harbor destination for trailerable sailboats and powerboats.

How to Sail from a Beach
It can be difficult to sail from a beach or other shallow shore unless you've learned how. Here are the basic techniques to master.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 10.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 11.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 4.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 5.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 6.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 7.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 8.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 9.

How to Sail a Small Sailboat: 3. Basic Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 2.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Basic Sailing Techniques
Here are the basic techniques for sailing a small daysailer. This is Part 3 in the full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. Page 3.

Full Keel - Definition of Sail Boat Shapes
Different keels have varying advantages for different kinds of sailboats. The keel of a sailboat is necessary to keep the boat from being blown sideways.

sailboat fin keel - fin keels
The keel of a sailboat is necessary to keep the boat from being blown sideways and usually also to provide ballast weight low in the water to reduce heeling. Different keel shapes have varying advantages and disadvantages for different kinds of sailboats. Page 2.

sailboat fin keel - fin keels
The keel of a sailboat is necessary to keep the boat from being blown sideways and usually also to provide ballast weight low in the water to reduce heeling. Different keel shapes have varying advantages and disadvantages for different kinds of sailboats. Page 3.

wing keel - bulb keel
The keel of a sailboat is necessary to keep the boat from being blown sideways and usually also to provide ballast weight low in the water to reduce heeling. Different keel shapes have varying advantages and disadvantages for different kinds of sailboats. Page 4.

sailboat swing keels - sailboat centerboard
The keel of a sailboat is necessary to keep the boat from being blown sideways and usually also to provide ballast weight low in the water to reduce heeling. Different keel shapes have varying advantages and disadvantages for different kinds of sailboats. Page 6.

Glossary of Sail Terms
Sailboats and sailing involve many specialized terms that may be unfamiliar to those new to sailing. Here's a glossary of sail terms.

Laws & Regulations
Boaters must know the state and national boating regulations that govern recreational sailing. Learn what safety equipment you must have on your boat, depending on its size and use, and the rules for who has the right of way when boats meet on the water.

Learn to Sail (Everything You Need to Know)
You can learn to sail more easily than you may think. Get started here with the main parts of a sailboat and how to use each, from sails to rigging to rudder. Learn the basics of sailing at different angles to the wind, handling the boat, turning and stopping, and leaving and returning to the dock.

Life on a Sailboat
Living aboard either permanently or on an extended cruise is the dream of many sailors. Read about the equipment your boat may need and how to prepare for a wonderful life aboard, whether in a marina or exotic cruising grounds.

Navigation & Seamanship
Good seamanship skills are essential for staying safe on the water. Navigational skills will help get you from here to there safely and efficiently. Learn too how to be prepared for difficult conditions and what to do if an emergency strikes.

Teaching Sailing
You've mastered sailing and want to share your passion and skills. What's needed to teach sailing to others? How do you get started? Read all about it here.

Review of "The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager" by Jim Trefethen
The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager by Jim Trefethen is a good book for sailors contemplating going off cruising long-term. Read the full review here.

Review of WeatherTrack App for Boaters
The WeatherTrack App for iPhone, iPad, and other iOS devices provides a wealth of forecast data but isn't cheap. Read the full review to see if you need or want it.

Review of Small Craft Advisor Magazine
Small Craft Advisor is a great magazine for trailering sailors and those who sail, row, or paddle small boats. Learn more about the magazine here.

Review of GPS Long Distance Log App for Android
The GPS Long Distance Log app for Android is a log program that automatically logs almost all information a sailor or boater would record in a ship's log while running efficiently in the background.

Review of BoatUS App for Android and Apple Devices
The BoatUS app for Android and Apple devices and smartphones lets you easily call for a tow but also can be used to show anyone where you are. Read the review to see how you can use it.

Review of Aqua Map USA Marine GPS Offline Charts Navigational App for iOS
Aqua Map USA Marine - GPS Offline Charts is an iOS app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that has navigation functions like a small chartplotter. While it claims many positive functions, read this full review before you trust it too far.

Review of Magnetic Bearing Android App
This app is for Android smartphones and devices that have a compass and camera. It makes it easy to take a bearing on landmarks for navigation and on other boats to avoid collisions.

Best Sailing Books - Sailing Book Reviews
Lists and reviews of the best books about sailing, including both how-to manuals and sailing narratives and novels.

Review of PocketGrib Lite Wind and Weather Boating App
PocketGrib is a weather app for Android and Apple devices that displays forecast wind and other weather information using downloaded NOAA GRIB files. Read the full review here.

Bernard Cornwell, Wildtrack - Best Sailing Books
Bernard Cornwell's novel Wildtrack is a contemporary classic thriller heavy on the sailing, well beloved by readers who like sailing novels and appreciate good suspense fiction.

Types of Sailboats
There are many different kinds of sailboats, designed for different purposes. Learn about both historical and modern designs. Choosing the right boat for your own uses involves considering hull types, construction, and many other factors. Read reviews of common models and learn how to shop wisely.

LifeSling 2 Review – Review of LifeSling Overboard Rescue System
If someone falls off your boat, you need a way to rescue and retrieve that person. You could throw a life ring with a rope attached, but that method has drawbacks. The LifeSling is currently the best device and system for rescuing a person overboard and getting him or her back on the boat.

Sailboat Anchors - Rocna Anchor and CQR Anchor
The new Rocna anchor from Australia has challenged the class CPR and plow anchors. The Rocna is better for new boats and may be worth the cost for an older boat too.

Seamanship Books - Books About Sailing
Two comprehensive texts on seamanship vie for the attention of sailors. Which you choose, and which you may eventually need, depends on how much you know now about sailing and how much you may need to know in the future.

Edson Sailboat Cockpit Table - Review of Edson Sailboat Pedestal-Mount Drop-Leaf Teak Cockpit Table
One of the joys of sailboat cruising is cockpit dining after a day of sailing. Edson's teak cockpit table mounts on the binnacle pedestal guards and easily folds up and out with enough space for four. It's a practical and classy table for appetizers or a meal. Read the full review here.

10 Worst Emergencies on a Boat - Emergencies and Crises on a Sailboat
Some boating gear and sailboat equipment you use almost daily, and other equipment you hope never to use. But if a boating emergency strikes, you'll need to have the right gear and know what to do. Check this Top 10 list for things you need to be ready.

Sailing Cookbooks - Review of Sailing Recipes
Cooking healthy and tasty meals while cruising on a small boat involves some challenges. Authors Don Jacobson and John Roberts have developed a wide range of simple, interesting recipes using fresh ingredients but needing only limited galley room and utensils.

Buy Sailboat Equipment Cheap - Inexpensive Boat Gear and Equipment – Find Cheap Sailboat Gear
Any boat owner knows that it's expensive to buy personal boating gear and equipment for the boat, especially at marine stores and chandleries. But crafty sailors have always sought out alternatives to paying those high prices, often in creative ways. Here's a collection of tips for saving big bucks when buying boat gear.

Buy Sailboat Equipment Cheap - Inexpensive Boat Gear and Equipment – Find Cheap Sailboat Gear
Any boat owner knows that it's expensive to buy personal boating gear and equipment for the boat, especially at marine stores and chandleries. But crafty sailors have always sought out alternatives to paying those high prices, often in creative ways. Here's a collection of tips for saving big bucks when buying boat gear. Page 2.

How to Tie a Stop Knot - Tying a Stop Knot
A stop knot is tied in the end of running rigging on a sailboat to prevent the knot from pulling through a block, cleat, or other gear. A stop knot should hold firm but also be easy to untie when needed. The figure-eight stop knot generally works best.

How to Tie a Stop Knot - Tying a Stop Knot
A stop knot is tied in the end of running rigging on a sailboat to prevent the knot from pulling through a block, cleat, or other gear. A stop knot should hold firm but also be easy to untie when needed. The figure-eight stop knot generally works best. Page 2.

How to Tie a Stop Knot - Tying a Stop Knot
A stop knot is tied in the end of running rigging on a sailboat to prevent the knot from pulling through a block, cleat, or other gear. A stop knot should hold firm but also be easy to untie when needed. The figure-eight stop knot generally works best. Page 3.

Olympics 49erSailboats – 49er Sailboat Class in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will have 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that will be raced in these events. Page 6.

Olympics Elliott Keelboat Sailboats – Elliott Sailboat Classes in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will have 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that will be raced in these events. Page 7.

Olympics Star Sailboats – Star Sailboat Class in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will have 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that will be raced in these events. Page 8.

Olympics Windsurfing – Windsurfing Class in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will have 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that will be raced in these events. Page 10.

Olympics Windsurfing – Windsurfing Class in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will have 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that will be raced in these events. Page 9.

Forespar TruPlug - Review of Forespar TruPlug Emergency Boat Leak Plug
One of the most frightening things that can happen on a boat is a sudden leak of water into the boat due to a broken through-hull fitting or a hole in the hull. Because the pressure forces water into the boat very quickly, you must act fast to plug the hole, often a difficult task because the breach may be any size or shape. Forespar has developed a new product as the perfect solution for most emergency leaks. Page 2.

Rules of the Road for Sailboats - Sailing Navigational Rules
To avoid collision, the captains of sailboats, powerboats, and all other vessels must clearly understand the Rules of the Road, the term for U.S. regulations regarding which boat has right of way over another boat in different situations. Here are the rules for sailboats when under sail or under power.

Rules of the Road for Sailboats - Sailing Navigational Rules
To avoid collision, the captains of sailboats, powerboats, and all other vessels must clearly understand the Rules of the Road, the term for U.S. regulations regarding which boat has right of way over another boat in different situations. Here are the rules for sailboats when under sail or under power. Page 2.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Recovering from a Capsize
Here's how to recover from a capsize of a small sailboat and get back in the boat. This is Part 5 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques and Part 4 for how to tack and gybe.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving!

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle!

Boat LED Lights - Replacement Sailboat LED Lamps
LED lights on sailboats use much less power and over time are much less expensive, along with other advantages. Read this article about replacing your incandescent lights with new LED lights.

Boat LED Lights - Replacement Sailboat LED Lamps
LED lights on sailboats use much less power and over time are much less expensive, along with other advantages. Read this article about replacing your incandescent lights with new LED lights. Page 2.

How to Tie a Square Knot - Tying a Square Knot
Here are easy-to-follow steps and photos for how to tie a square knot. The square knot is commonly used on sailboats. It is used to tie a line in a loop around something or to tie together two lines of the same diameter.

Olympics Sailboats - Sailboat Classes in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London had 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that raced in these events.

Olympics Laser Sailboats – Laser Sailboat Class in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will have 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that will be raced in these events. Page 2.

Olympics Finn Sailboats – Finn Sailboat Class in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will have 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that will be raced in these events. Page 3.

Olympics 470 Sailboats – 470 Sailboat Class in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will have 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that will be raced in these events. Page 4.

Olympics 470 Sailboats – 470 Sailboat Classes in 2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will have 10 sailing events. Here are pictures and descriptions of the 10 boats that will be raced in these events. Page 5.

Sailboat Propellers- Fixed Folding Feathering Props
Traditionally most sailboats with inborn engines had fixed propellers with 2 or 3 blades. While this configuration generally works well when the boat is under power, the prop causes drag when sailing and can reduce boat speed up to 15% in some conditions. Newer models of folding or feathered props greatly reduce drag and may have other advantages as well, but each type still has certain disadvantages.

folding prop
Traditionally most sailboats with inborn engines had fixed propellers with 2 or 3 blades. While this configuration generally works well when the boat is under power, the prop causes drag when sailing and can reduce boat speed up to 15% in some conditions. Newer models of folding or feathered props greatly reduce drag and may have other advantages as well, but each type still has certain disadvantages. Page 2.

folding prop
Traditionally most sailboats with inborn engines had fixed propellers with 2 or 3 blades. While this configuration generally works well when the boat is under power, the prop causes drag when sailing and can reduce boat speed up to 15% in some conditions. Newer models of folding or feathered props greatly reduce drag and may have other advantages as well, but each type still has certain disadvantages. Page 3.

folding prop
Traditionally most sailboats with inborn engines had fixed propellers with 2 or 3 blades. While this configuration generally works well when the boat is under power, the prop causes drag when sailing and can reduce boat speed up to 15% in some conditions. Newer models of folding or feathered props greatly reduce drag and may have other advantages as well, but each type still has certain disadvantages. Page 4.

feathering prop
Traditionally most sailboats with inborn engines had fixed propellers with 2 or 3 blades. While this configuration generally works well when the boat is under power, the prop causes drag when sailing and can reduce boat speed up to 15% in some conditions. Newer models of folding or feathered props greatly reduce drag and may have other advantages as well, but each type still has certain disadvantages. Page 5.

feathering prop
Traditionally most sailboats with inborn engines had fixed propellers with 2 or 3 blades. While this configuration generally works well when the boat is under power, the prop causes drag when sailing and can reduce boat speed up to 15% in some conditions. Newer models of folding or feathered props greatly reduce drag and may have other advantages as well, but each type still has certain disadvantages. Page 6.

types of sailboat props
Traditionally most sailboats with inborn engines had fixed propellers with 2 or 3 blades. While this configuration generally works well when the boat is under power, the prop causes drag when sailing and can reduce boat speed up to 15% in some conditions. Newer models of folding or feathered props greatly reduce drag and may have other advantages as well, but each type still has certain disadvantages. Page 7.

How to Whip a Line End
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems. Page 10.

How to Tie a Taut-Line Hitch - The Taut-Line Hitch Knot
The taut-line hitch is a useful adjustable knot for boating and other activities. It is used to tighten a line tying one thing to another, such as to hold up a tent pole or tie a kayak on top of a vehicle - or anytime on a boat that you may need to tighten or loosen a line. It is also called a tent-pole hitch, rigger's hitch, midshipman's hitch. Learn the steps here for how to tie this hitch.

How to Tie a Taut-Line Hitch - The Taut-Line Hitch Knot
The taut-line hitch is a useful adjustable knot for boating and other activities. It is used to tighten a line tying one thing to another, such as to hold up a tent pole or tie a kayak on top of a vehicle - or anytime on a boat that you may need to tighten or loosen a line. It is also called a tent-pole hitch, rigger's hitch, midshipman's hitch. Learn the steps here for how to tie this hitch. Page 2.

How to Tie a Taut-Line Hitch - The Taut-Line Hitch Knot
The taut-line hitch is a useful adjustable knot for boating and other activities. It is used to tighten a line tying one thing to another, such as to hold up a tent pole or tie a kayak on top of a vehicle - or anytime on a boat that you may need to tighten or loosen a line. It is also called a tent-pole hitch, rigger's hitch, midshipman's hitch. Learn the steps here for how to tie this hitch. Page 3.

How to Tie a Taut-Line Hitch - The Taut-Line Hitch Knot
The taut-line hitch is a useful adjustable knot for boating and other activities. It is used to tighten a line tying one thing to another, such as to hold up a tent pole or tie a kayak on top of a vehicle - or anytime on a boat that you may need to tighten or loosen a line. It is also called a tent-pole hitch, rigger's hitch, midshipman's hitch. Learn the steps here for how to tie this hitch. Page 4.

How to Tie a Taut-Line Hitch - The Taut-Line Hitch Knot
The taut-line hitch is a useful adjustable knot for boating and other activities. It is used to tighten a line tying one thing to another, such as to hold up a tent pole or tie a kayak on top of a vehicle - or anytime on a boat that you may need to tighten or loosen a line. It is also called a tent-pole hitch, rigger's hitch, midshipman's hitch. Learn the steps here for how to tie this hitch. Page 5.

How to Tie a Taut-Line Hitch - The Taut-Line Hitch Knot
The taut-line hitch is a useful adjustable knot for boating and other activities. It is used to tighten a line tying one thing to another, such as to hold up a tent pole or tie a kayak on top of a vehicle - or anytime on a boat that you may need to tighten or loosen a line. It is also called a tent-pole hitch, rigger's hitch, midshipman's hitch. Learn the steps here for how to tie this hitch. Page 6.

How to Tie a Taut-Line Hitch - The Taut-Line Hitch Knot
The taut-line hitch is a useful adjustable knot for boating and other activities. It is used to tighten a line tying one thing to another, such as to hold up a tent pole or tie a kayak on top of a vehicle - or anytime on a boat that you may need to tighten or loosen a line. It is also called a tent-pole hitch, rigger's hitch, midshipman's hitch. Learn the steps here for how to tie this hitch. Page 7.

How to Tie a Taut-Line Hitch - The Taut-Line Hitch Knot
The taut-line hitch is a useful adjustable knot for boating and other activities. It is used to tighten a line tying one thing to another, such as to hold up a tent pole or tie a kayak on top of a vehicle - or anytime on a boat that you may need to tighten or loosen a line. It is also called a tent-pole hitch, rigger's hitch, midshipman's hitch. Learn the steps here for how to tie this hitch. Page 8.

How to Tie a Taut-Line Hitch - The Taut-Line Hitch Knot
The taut-line hitch is a useful adjustable knot for boating and other activities. It is used to tighten a line tying one thing to another, such as to hold up a tent pole or tie a kayak on top of a vehicle - or anytime on a boat that you may need to tighten or loosen a line. It is also called a tent-pole hitch, rigger's hitch, midshipman's hitch. Learn the steps here for how to tie this hitch. Page 9.

Boat Solar Light - Solar Lighting for Sailboat
A solar-powered clip-on LED for boats.

LED Boat Cabin Lights - LED Lighting for Boats
Easily Installed LED Cabin Light. Page 2.

12-volt Boat Cabin Fan - Clip-on 12-volt Fan for Boats
A Clip-on 12-volt Fan for Boats. Page 3.

Boat Toilet Paper Cover - Marine Toilet Paper Holder
Boat Toilet Paper Cover. Sailing. Page 4.

Seamanship Books - Books About Sailing
Two comprehensive texts on seamanship vie for the attention of sailors. Which you choose, and which you may eventually need, depends on how much you know now about sailing and how much you may need to know in the future. Page 2.

Anchor Rode What Is the Rode
Definition of rode. Sailing.

Scope What Is Scope
Definition of scope. Sailing.

Boltrope - What Is a Boltrope
The boltrope is part of a sail. Sailing.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 10.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 11.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 12.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 3.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 4.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 5.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 6.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 7.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 8.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 9.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques. Page 10.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques. Page 2.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques. Page 3.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques. Page 4.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques. Page 5.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques. Page 6.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques. Page 7.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques. Page 8.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Tacking and Gybing
Here are the techniques for tacking and gybing (jibing) a small daysailer. This is Part 4 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it in preparation for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques. Page 9.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Recovering from a Capsize
Here's how to recover from a capsize of a small sailboat and get back in the boat. This is Part 5 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques and Part 4 for how to tack and gybe. Page 2.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - Recovering from a Capsize
Here's how to recover from a capsize of a small sailboat and get back in the boat. This is Part 5 in a full course for learning to sail a small boat. See Parts 1 and 2 first to learn the parts of a sailboat and how to rig it for sailing. See Part 3 for basic sailing techniques and Part 4 for how to tack and gybe. Page 3.

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - How to Rig the Boat
Before going sailing on a small boat, you usually need to rig the boat with the sails, sheets, rudder, and other gear. Follow these steps to learn how to rig the boat and then get moving! Page 2.

wing keel
The keel of a sailboat is necessary to keep the boat from being blown sideways and usually also to provide ballast weight low in the water to reduce heeling. Different keel shapes have varying advantages and disadvantages for different kinds of sailboats. Page 5.

sailboat keel rudder
The keel of a sailboat is necessary to keep the boat from being blown sideways and usually also to provide ballast weight low in the water to reduce heeling. Different keel shapes have varying advantages and disadvantages for different kinds of sailboats. Page 7.

spade rudder - sailboat spade rudder
A sailboat is steered by means of the rudder, a flat vertical surface beneath the water near the stern. As the rudder is pivoted to one side by means of the tiller or steering wheel, the force of the water striking one edge of the rudder pushes the stern of the boat in the opposite direction, thereby turning the boat as it continues forward. Different types of rudders have different advantages and disadvantages. Page 2.

balanced spade rudder - balanaced sailboat rudder
A sailboat is steered by means of the rudder, a flat vertical surface beneath the water near the stern. As the rudder is pivoted to one side by means of the tiller or steering wheel, the force of the water striking one edge of the rudder pushes the stern of the boat in the opposite direction, thereby turning the boat as it continues forward. Different types of rudders have different advantages and disadvantages. Page 3.

sailboat skeg rudder - rudder on skeg
A sailboat is steered by means of the rudder, a flat vertical surface beneath the water near the stern. As the rudder is pivoted to one side by means of the tiller or steering wheel, the force of the water striking one edge of the rudder pushes the stern of the boat in the opposite direction, thereby turning the boat as it continues forward. Different types of rudders have different advantages and disadvantages. Page 4.

sailboat outboard rudder
A sailboat is steered by means of the rudder, a flat vertical surface beneath the water near the stern. As the rudder is pivoted to one side by means of the tiller or steering wheel, the force of the water striking one edge of the rudder pushes the stern of the boat in the opposite direction, thereby turning the boat as it continues forward. Different types of rudders have different advantages and disadvantages. Page 5.

How to Leave the Dock Under Power
To leave the dock to go sailing, most boats start out with the engine running. Here's how to untie docklines and leave the dock. Page 2.

How to Tie a Square Knot - Tying a Square Knot
The square knot is commonly used on sailboats. It is used to tie a line in a loop around something or to tie together two lines of the same diameter. Page 5.

How to Tie a Square Knot - Tying a Square Knot
The square knot is commonly used on sailboats. It is used to tie a line in a loop around something or to tie together two lines of the same diameter. Page 3.

How to Tie a Square Knot - Tying a Square Knot
The square knot is commonly used on sailboats. It is used to tie a line in a loop around something or to tie together two lines of the same diameter. Page 4.

How to Tie a Square Knot - Tying a Square Knot
The square knot is commonly used on sailboats. It is used to tie a line in a loop around something or to tie together two lines of the same diameter. Page 2.

How to Whip a Line End
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems. Page 8.

How to Whip a Line End
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems. Page 9.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 10.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 11.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 2.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 3.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 4.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 5.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 6.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 7.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 8.

How to Shrink Wrap Your Boat - Learn How to Shrink Wrap a Sailboat
Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. Learn to shrink wrap your own sailboat yourself and save a bundle! Page 9.

How to Whip a Line End
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems. Page 2.

How to Whip a Line End
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems. Page 3.

How to Whip a Line End
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems. Page 4.

How to Whip a Line End
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems. Page 5.

How to Whip a Line End
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems. Page 6.

How to Whip a Line End
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems. Page 7.

Tying Jib Sheets - Soft Shackle for Jibsheets
Use a soft shackle to attach jib sheets to the jib sail's clew for a lighter, softer, safer knot.

How to Attach Jib Sheets With a Soft Shackle
Use a soft shackle to attach jib sheets to the jib sail's clew for a lighter, softer, safer knot. Page 2.

How to Attach Jib Sheets With a Soft Shackle
Use a soft shackle to attach jib sheets to the jib sail's clew for a lighter, softer, safer knot. Page 3.

How to Attach Jib Sheets With a Soft Shackle
Use a soft shackle to attach jib sheets to the jib sail's clew for a lighter, softer, safer knot. Page 4.

Forespar TruPlug - Review of Forespar TruPlug Emergency Boat Leak Plug
One of the most frightening things that can happen on a boat is a sudden leak of water into the boat due to a broken through-hull fitting or a hole in the hull. Because the pressure forces water into the boat very quickly, you must act fast to plug the hole, often a difficult task because the breach may be any size or shape. Forespar has developed a new product as the perfect solution for most emergency leaks.

How to Avoid Losing a Fouled Anchor - Review of AnchorRescue Anchor Retrieval Device
Most anchors can get stuck on the bottom if the flukes hook under a rock, an old chain, or other debris. Unless you thought ahead and installed a trip line to pull the anchor out backwards, you may not be able to raise the anchor at all, which is then an expensive loss unless you can dive to free it. But a trip line is a hassle to use and often causes trouble itself. The AnchorRescue device is a simple but elegant solution to this problem.

How to Avoid Losing a Fouled Anchor - Review of AnchorRescue Anchor Retrieval Device
Most anchors can get stuck on the bottom if the flukes hook under a rock, an old chain, or other debris. Unless you thought ahead and installed a trip line to pull the anchor out backwards, you may not be able to raise the anchor at all, which is then an expensive loss unless you can dive to free it. But a trip line is a hassle to use and often causes trouble itself. The AnchorRescue device is a simple but elegant solution to this problem. Page 2.

How to Avoid Losing a Fouled Anchor - Review of AnchorRescue Anchor Retrieval Device
Most anchors can get stuck on the bottom if the flukes hook under a rock, an old chain, or other debris. Unless you thought ahead and installed a trip line to pull the anchor out backwards, you may not be able to raise the anchor at all, which is then an expensive loss unless you can dive to free it. But a trip line is a hassle to use and often causes trouble itself. The AnchorRescue device is a simple but elegant solution to this problem. Page 3.

How to Avoid Losing a Fouled Anchor - Review of AnchorRescue Anchor Retrieval Device
Most anchors can get stuck on the bottom if the flukes hook under a rock, an old chain, or other debris. Unless you thought ahead and installed a trip line to pull the anchor out backwards, you may not be able to raise the anchor at all, which is then an expensive loss unless you can dive to free it. But a trip line is a hassle to use and often causes trouble itself. The AnchorRescue device is a simple but elegant solution to this problem. Page 4.

How to Avoid Losing a Fouled Anchor - Review of AnchorRescue Anchor Retrieval Device
Most anchors can get stuck on the bottom if the flukes hook under a rock, an old chain, or other debris. Unless you thought ahead and installed a trip line to pull the anchor out backwards, you may not be able to raise the anchor at all, which is then an expensive loss unless you can dive to free it. But a trip line is a hassle to use and often causes trouble itself. The AnchorRescue device is a simple but elegant solution to this problem. Page 5.

Boat Foghorns – Fog Horns for Sailboats
All sailboats should carry a horn for making signals to warn other boats of their presence when sailing in fog with reduced visibility. Three basic choices for a foghorn include compressed-air horns, manual horns, and VHF radios with foghorn signals through a hailer. Page 2.

Boat Foghorns – Fog Horns for Sailboats
All sailboats should carry a horn for making signals to warn other boats of their presence when sailing in fog with reduced visibility. Three basic choices for a foghorn include compressed-air horns, manual horns, and VHF radios with foghorn signals through a hailer. Page 3.

Sailboat Leaving the Dock - How to Leave the Dock Under Power
To leave the dock to go sailing, most boats start out with the engine running. Here's how to untie docklines and leave the dock.

Halyard - What Is a Halyard
A halyard raises a sail. Sailing.

ActiveCaptain Interactive Cruising Guidebook - Review of ActiveCaptain Website and Apps
Of all the websites and apps providing cruising sailors and boaters with information about marinas, anchorages, and local features, ActiveCaptain is the best. Learn more here.

Key West Cruising Destination - Sailing Key West
Key West is one of the great American cruising destinations for sailors. In the winter it is perhaps the best place to spend some time with your sailboat, with great marinas and anchorages and lots to do both on the water and on shore. Read all about it!

Sailboat Rudder - Types of Sailboat Rudders
A sailboat is steered by means of the rudder, a flat vertical surface beneath the water near the stern. As the rudder is pivoted to one side by means of the tiller or steering wheel, the force of the water striking one edge of the rudder pushes the stern of the boat in the opposite direction, thereby turning the boat as it continues forward. Different types of rudders have different advantages and disadvantages.

Sailing Bermuda - Information on Sailing in Bermuda
Bermuda is a popular sailing destination or layover point for sailors transiting to or from the US East Coast, Canada, or the Caribbean, and is the finish line for several classic sail races. It has much to offer both the cruising and racing sailor.

Get Started Sailing
Getting started sailing involves learning about sailboats and number of skills needed for sailing. Start here for an introduction to sailboats and basic sailing techniques. Also included are safety on the water, including required safety gear and equipment, and sailing laws and regulations.

Boat Foghorns – Fog Horns for Sailboats
All sailboats should carry a horn for making signals to warn other boats of their presence when sailing in fog with reduced visibility. Three basic choices for a foghorn include compressed-air horns, manual horns, and VHF radios with foghorn signals through a hailer.

How to Whip a Line End - Whipping a Line
The end of a line (rope) on a sailboat should be whipped to prevent unraveling and fraying at the end. Whipping is the best and most long-lasting method for preventing problems.

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Luff - What Is a Luff
The luff is the leading edge of a sail.

Tiller - What is a Tiller
A tiller is used on small sailboats to steer by turning the rudder.