How-to: Seamanship

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    How to berth safely: wind against tide

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 10, 2015

    Rupert Holmes explains how to master wind against tide conditions and berth safely every time. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Risk taking in the Volvo Ocean Race

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 21, 2015

    Are we seeing a new dynamic in the Volvo Ocean Race? Rupert Holmes looks at the race leaderboard and where some teams are opting to take calculated risks. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    Powerboat simulator online: practice makes perfect

    Rob Melotti
    Jan 8, 2015

    If you're worried that your docking skills are getting rusty take a few minutes to try out this powerboat simulator. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    Sailing technique: steering in strong winds

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 6, 2014

    Does your boat become difficult to steer in strong winds and appear to have a will of its own at times? Rupert Holmes has some simple tips that will make it easier. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    5 of the best ways to avoid docking drama

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 19, 2014

    Docking drama can be avoided most of the time – or at least anticipated, says Lenny Rudow. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Sailing with your family: how to be a successful skipper

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 1, 2014

    Rupert Holmes describes the do's and don'ts of sailing on a new boat with your family for the first time. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    Kill cord reminder: RNLI video of runaway powerboat

    Alex Smith
    Jun 15, 2014

    RNLI issues reminder about the use of kill cords whenever engine is on after dramatic rescue in Teignmouth. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    How to trip the anchor: let the boat do the work

    Staff
    May 27, 2014

    Understanding how to trip the anchor will give you the confidence to visit more challenging destinations. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    Easier sail handling: 5 steps to a better deck layout

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 15, 2014

    Improving the layout of your deck gear can make sail handling less of a chore, Rupert Holmes shares five top tips. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    The secret to fast and easy mooring: the midships spring

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 2, 2014

    A simple, pleasing technique for coming alongside and departing a pontoon – and yet it's so common to see skippers evidently unaware, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

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