How-to: Seamanship

  1. 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

  2. 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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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    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

  8. 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

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat moorings: how to pick up a mooring buoy

    Rupert Holmes
    Aug 22, 2013

    Rupert Holmes looks at where to find suitable boat moorings and how to pick it up and secure the boat without fuss …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    Want to try powerboating?

    Alex Smith
    Aug 20, 2013

    If buying a powerboat feels like too great a commitment, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a more tentative taster… …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Essential power boating knots

    Alex Smith
    Aug 6, 2013

    There are plenty of hairy sea dogs in this world who insist that tying knots is a mystical art on a par with levitation. It isn’t. Alex Smith shows you the four simple knots a powerboater needs to know. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    Marina berthing: 10 tips for perfection

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 14, 2013

    It's the bit you dread most; after a successful day of sailing, you're faced with docking your yacht in an unfamiliar marina. Rupert Holmes outlines 10 steps to perfect marina berthing... …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    Safety video: using a kill cord correctly

    May 17, 2013

    This video is essential viewing for all RIB drivers and passengers. …Read More

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