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Safe returns to port with grace, not drama. Seamanship skills really do begin before you hit the water.

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Coastal Navigation, Part 3 – Finding Latitude, Longitude, & Distance on Charts: Jane Ahlfeld walks us through the process of finding latitude, longitude, and distance on nautical charts for when you a...
Coastal Navigation, Part 2 – How To Use Charts with a Navigator’s Eye: Jane shows us a few tricks to of how to know whether that island in from of you is what it looks like, how to establish...
Coastal Navigation, Part 1 – Charts & Buoys: Nautical charts contain a wide range of numbers and symbols, each transmitting critical information to the mariner. This...
Early Navigation Instruments, by Jim Sharp at the Sail, Power & Steam Museum: Schoonerman Captain Jim Sharp takes us on a tour of early navigation instruments through the ages he has collected at hi...
How to Furl a Sail, #2 – Gaff Rig on a Wianno Senior: Long-time sailmaker (and sailor) Robin Lincoln shows how to furl a sail on her Wianno Senior....
How to Furl A Sail, Part 1 – Marconi Rig on a Concordia Yawl: There's not one right way to put sails away, but there are definitely wrong ways that cause damage or snickers from look...
7 Basic Boating Knots for Sailing — Taut Line Hitch, Cleat Knot, Sheet Bend, Bowline, Square Knot, Clove Hitch & Two Half Hitches: Geoff Kerr shows us the seven basic boating knots that sailors use for voyages around the globe.  These knots are part...
Self Rescue from an Open Sailboat Capsize: Through the use of tie-downs and flotation, small sailboat guru Ben Fuller demonstrates how to prepare for the possibili...
Boat Handling for Beach Cruising – Anchoring, Beaching, Rigging an Outhaul & Boat Knots: Geoff Kerr is a genuine beach cruising guru. Aboard his Caledonia Yawl NED LUDD, we learn what is involved in anchoring,...

 

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