How-to: Seamanship

  1. 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

  2. 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

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    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

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    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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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    10 top tips for towing at sea

    Doug Logan
    Feb 13, 2014

    Knowledge of the best techniques for towing at sea could get you, or someone else, out of a tight spot one day. …Read More

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    Understanding fog: a boater's guide

    Alex Smith
    Sep 8, 2013

    The unexpected appearance of fog can be very dangerous for the recreational boater, so it pays to know the basics. Alex Smith reports… …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    Anchors: a new generation; Bugel, Manson, Supreme, Rocna, Spade

    Rupert Holmes
    Sep 5, 2013

    Rupert Holmes catches up with the latest in anchor technology and finds the latest generation offers significantly improved performance. …Read More

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