How to Anchor a Sailboat

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In this video, Kevin Wensley, Offshore Sailing School Director of Operations, shows you how to properly anchor a big cruising boat. Content provided by Offshore Sailing School on OffshoreSailing.com

Using a Windlass

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In this video, Kevin Wensley, Offshore Sailing School Director of Operations, explains how to properly use a windlass when bringing up the anchor. Content provided by Offshore Sailing School on OffshoreSailing.com

Top 10 Reasons to Sail a Catamaran

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10. Fast is fun. Multihulls are fast. Average upwind speeds near 10 knots are common, and downwind at 15-20 knots is easy. 9. Stability is relaxing. The ability to park and “chillax” is a great trait of multihulls. 8. Fewer … Continued

Bareboat Cruising: Weather and the Sailing Environment

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Before you leave the charter dock, check the weather prediction for the next few days. Local weather stations will carry up-to-date information. Rapid and/or large barometric pressure movements usually indicate major changes in the weather. East Coast East Coast weather … Continued

Dos and Don’ts of Planning and Cruise

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An integral part, and part of the fun, of any cruise is planning for it. Preparing for a bareboat charter includes a number of responsibilities to consider. Here is a list of “Dos and Don’ts” of planning for your cruise. … Continued

Sail Trim & Shape

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by: Nick Turney of North Sails Learn the ins and outs of sail trim and how rigging and tuning affect the shape of your sails. The Mainsail Trim includes: Main Sheet, Traveler; Cunningham; Outhaul and; Vang. The Headsail & Spin … Continued