Safety at Sea
Articles on How to Sail
Sailors share their very best sailing secrets and tips.
An essential sailor's weather service with user-selected regional reports on
winds, swells, radar, etc.
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
The ASA is "the leading authority on
sailing instruction and sailing schools in the United States," providing
certification in basic keel boat sailing (ASA 101 and 103) typically required
to charter a sailboat.
The "National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, US SAILING's
mission is to provide leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States
... through a wide range of programs and events."
States Power Squadron
Don't let the name fool you -- the USPS has lots of courses and resources for
States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Supports a mission of recreational boating safety with training, safe boating
classes, vessel safety checks, and useful publications.
Practice a safe docking in multiple marina layouts, complete a safety study
course, then brush up on your VHF radio technique; courtesy of BoatUS
Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water
A nonprofit organization "dedicated to promoting safe and environmentally
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.
Susan's Guide to Sanibel
The 'ultimate boating safety guide' with valubable links to boating
regulations, equipment required on board, licensing requirements by state, storm
safety, rescue procedures, life saving maneuvers, and more.
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