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Talk and Walk

Talk and Walk

Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk  One of the most difficult subjects when learning how to sail is learning the language. It's literally...

Water in the Bilge

Water in the Bilge

Few things are more satisfying than lifting your floorboards and seeing a sparkling clean bilge free of crumbs, dust, and water....

Bow Standing

Bow Standing

A good captain will brief their crew before leaving the dock on matters of safety, crew positions, helping the captain with specific...

Gear then Steer

Gear then Steer

The Simplest Yet Biggest Mistake When Docking Pulling the boat out of the slip is regarded as the most stressful part of sailing, so much...

Electric Winches

Electric Winches

Electric winches have become somewhat common on todays boats in the 40+ foot size range. The benefits of these powered winches are lengthy...

Outboard Engines

Outboard Engines

Outboard Engines The start of this year has given us days of 25+ knots followed by days of nearly 0 knots. Those days of light breeze have...

Flat Is Fast!

Flat Is Fast!

We have all been there when big breeze or a big puff loads up the boat sending the leeward rail into the water. This is usually followed...