How-to: Seamanship

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Easier sail handling: 5 steps to a better deck layout

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 16, 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 3, 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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    Towing at sea: top tips

    Doug Logan
    Feb 14, 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 9, 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 6, 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

    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

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    Marina berthing: how to berth your boat perfectly

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 15, 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

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  13. How-To / Seamanship

    Sailing through the snow: 3 events and 5 warming tips

    Gael Pawson
    Jan 22, 2013

    Leigh & Lowton, Island Barn and Crosby... just three of the club that ran snowy racing over the weekend, plus a few tips to stay warm on the water! …Read More

  14. How-To / Seamanship

    How to safely hitch a boat trailer

    Lenny Rudow
    Nov 17, 2012

    Anyone who is new to towing a boat will need to know how to hitch their trailer to their towing vehicle. Lenny Rudow has everything you need to know... …Read More

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