How-to: Seamanship

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    How to drive a narrowboat

    Alex Smith
    May 4, 2015

    If you’re planning to drive a narrowboat on holiday this season, avoid the pitfalls and get it right, says serial fist shaker, Alex Smith. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    How to tow a boat across a beach

    Mar 25, 2015

    If you find yourself a long way from civilisation, knowing how to tow a boat across a beach could actually save your life! …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    How to berth safely: wind against tide

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 11, 2015

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

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    Risk taking in the Volvo Ocean Race

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 22, 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

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Powerboat simulator online: practice makes perfect

    Rob Melotti
    Jan 9, 2015

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

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Sailing technique: steering in strong winds

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 7, 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

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    5 of the best ways to avoid docking drama

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 20, 2014

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

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Sailing with your family: how to be a successful skipper

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 2, 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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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    Kill cord reminder: RNLI video of runaway powerboat

    Alex Smith
    Jun 16, 2014

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

  15. How-To / Seamanship

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

    May 28, 2014

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

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