Posts Tagged ‘Boat Handling’

Sailboat handling in strengthening winds – NOT the right way

Friday, October 15th, 2010

You’re out for an afternoon race. The wind is increasing, little by little. As the breeze was lighter when you set out, you’ve put up your No. 1 genoa and the full mainsail.

As the wind has built, you’ve moved to the windward side of the boat, both to help keep the boat flat with your body weight and, more importantly, to be able to steer effectively. Each gust makes you drag the tiller towards you to try to keep a steady course.

The mainsheet trimmer has already been playing the main traveller but now has to release some of the sheet as well. This is inefficient as, when the gust has passed, it’s taking too long to get the main trimmed back on.

Now you realise you will be forced to reef before the windward mark unless you want to be tailing the field. The other competitors have already reefed and are heading straight for the mark.

Only now do you discover that you have not led your reefing lines!

In Boat Handling I and II, I discuss how to reef a mainsail in detail.

Sale! The Boating Bible Manual of Seamanship is on sale!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The Boating Bible Manual of Seamanship

This month you can buy The Boating Bible Manual of Seamanship and save:

NB: Prices in Australian Dollars Was Now
Only
The Boating Bible Manual of Seamanship
$195
$135
Boat Handling 1 and 2
$45
$30
Navigation and Passage Planning
$45
$30
Safety and Emergencies
$45
$30
Skipper and Crew, Knots and The Language of the Sea
$45
$30
Weathercraft
$45
$30

Remember, this special offer expires on 30 June 2010.

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20% off The Boating Bible Manual of Seamanship

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

During December 2009 you can purchase The Boating Bible Manual of Seamanship for only AU$156 – a 20% discount off its advertised price. This multimedia Manual contains the five titles listed below, plus you receive a free bonus 75-minute DVD, The Joys of Sailing.

If you’d prefer, you can buy single CDs for AU$40.50 – 10% off the advertised price. These would make ideal Christmas gifts for your family or friends who share your love of sailing:
* Boat Handling 1 and 2 (not sold separately)
* Navigation and Passage Planning
* Safety and Emergencies
* Skipper and Crew, Knots and The Language of the Sea
* Weathercraft

Order The Boating Bible Manual of Seamanship now to ensure you receive in time for Christmas.

Take advantage of this special offer today before prices go back up!