Basics of Sailing
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Sailors share their very best secrets and tips.
Here's a cool educational tool from the helpful folks at the National
Geographic Society on how to trim a sail based on a range of headings in various
Practice a safe docking in multiple marina layouts, complete a safety study
course, then brush up on your VHF radio technique; courtesy of BoatUS
Physics of Sailing
The questions are puzzling: How can a boat
sail upwind? How can boats sail faster than the wind? The School of Physics at
the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia has some illustrated
The Beaufort Wind Scale
Wind forces as defined by Sir France Beaufort of England in 1805, describing
conditions in escalating magnitudes of appearance on sea and land.
Rules of the Road
Exhaustive detail on international and inland navigation rules for powerboats
and sailing vessels, courtesy of the United States Coast Guard Navigation
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