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Overboard Overboard Training?

Overboard Overboard Training?

Few safety issues in sailing face as much scrutiny and controversy as the man overboard scenario. So much so that it is now more correct to refer to this potentially life threatening situation as ‘crew overboard’ – presumably to make the prospect of drowning a more...
5 Ways To Improve Sail Trim

5 Ways To Improve Sail Trim

Sail trim is easy. Okay, no-one thinks it’s easy, not even seasoned sailors. It’s one of the things about sailing which makes sailing such a challenge. It can get to be ridiculously technical and at the Yachtmaster level I’m not above throwing out lines like “let’s...
Wizard of Oz Syndrome

Wizard of Oz Syndrome

Spoiler Alert: If you’ve never watched the iconic Judy Garland movie The Wizard of Oz then stop reading right now! (FYI – probably the most unsailorlike line I’ve ever written) Sailboats can be intimidating. There’s rope everywhere, winches, blocks and big flappy...
Escape the Zombie Apocalypse and Learn to Sail

Escape the Zombie Apocalypse and Learn to Sail

Zombie Sailing Advice: Zombies can’t swim. They certainly can’t sail. Sailing is a bit too complicated for Zombies. You’ll never hear a Zombie telling another Zombie to ‘ease the jib sheet’, which comes out as ‘unhunhhhunhhhhunhh’ and means zip, nada, nothing. And if...

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