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Sailors share their very best sailing secrets and tips.
Tips for Better Sailing
are time-tested tips to keep your sailing day exciting and safe, gathered over the years from old seasoned salts
and from those who sometimes learned the hard way.
Do's and Don'ts
what your passengers should bring (and not!), to coping with
seasickness, and keeping your sailboat crew entertained, able, and
and Solo Sailing Tips
The ability to sail single-handed is a big boost
to your comfort and confidence levels, but requires a well-trimmed set of
skills. Here's a primer list of tips and tactics to have at the ready.
Terms Every Sailor Should Know
to sail takes mastering a second language, a collection of salty words cobbled from tongues ancient and scattered, and rarely seems to describe what a part actually does. Here's a sampling.
Sailing Reference and
It's fun and frequently enlightening to take a quick
glance at the bookcases of other sailors. Here are some of my all-time
favorite sailing reference books and resources sitting handy on my shelves.
Opportunities at Sea
Perhaps an occasional weekend on the boat doesn't satisfy
your profound longing for the sea, and you seek ways to turn your marine
skills into a paying vocation.
Vortex at Sea Larger than Texas
A pile of floating plastic in the Pacific Ocean may now double the size of the
Lone Star State.
of the World's Seven Seas
We know more about the contours of Mars than the floors of our seas. As Bill
Bryson observes, the oceans of earth are full of life and surprises.
the Saronic Gulf in Greece
Giannis Makridakis shares three top tips and photos for sailors attracted to
Greek history and Homer's idyllic seas.
Sails by Tangled Lines & Sheets
This photo shows an order in the chaos, though some may not see it. Be sure to
share your own snapshots of purposeful disarray.
Tall tale of a selkie, brazenly based on the
folk song by Gordon Bok.
Sea Worthy Lessons for Online Sailors
Teaching old-school sailing skills with new-age
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