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Sailing Tips & Videos

Offshore Sailing School Tips on Learning to Sail & How-To Videos

The information in each of the videos highlighted on this page is covered in Offshore Sailing School sail and powerboat courses – from basic sailing lessons to learning to race sailboats, to learning sailboat and powerboat blue water sailing school techniques.

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  • Anchoring – How to Use a Windlass and How to Anchor
  • Docking – Docking Under Power and How to Spring Off a Dock
  • Safety and Comfort Aboard – How to Feel Safe Aboard, What to Wear and Bring Aboard, How to Recover Someone Overboard, Creature Comforts on a Cruising Boat, and How to Cure Hiccups Underway
  • Sails and Sail Trim – How to Trim Sails Upwind, How to Trim Sails Downwind, How to Jibe a Sailboat, How to Use a Winch, How to Adjust the Fairlead on a Loaded Jibsheet, How to Handle Jib Furling Systems, How to Remove Lazy Jacks to Easily Hoist the Mainsail, How to Heave To
  • Steering and Maneuvering – How to Maneuver in Close Quarters, How to Motor Backwards, How to Tow a Dinghy
  • Handling Spinnakers – How to Set Up for a Spinnaker Hoist, How to Set a Spinnaker, How to Jibe a Spinnaker, How to Douse a Spinnaker to Leeward, How to Douse a Spinnaker to Windward
  • Engine Maintenance – Prestart Engine Checks and How to Avoid Overheating a Diesel Engine

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