These videos were produced for Narragansett Sailing School, the sailing school where I am an instructor, to help their ASA 101 students be more prepared for docking and departing the dock during what is often their first day on a sailboat. In the scheme of the See One, Do One, Teach One teaching method these […]
Videos of my first time pulling out of and back into my slip solo. Emphasizing singlehanded boat and line handling techniques.
This video will demonstrate how I ensure I have necessary offline charts before a passage. The process itself is applicable to any chartplotter app but for this demonstration we use Navionics
When a sailor progress to sailing through the night a headlamp becomes essential gear. This article tells you which headlamp you should buy and why it’s the best choice for sailing on the market.
Use this simple technique to throw a line accurately short to moderate distances. This technique has proved adequate during my sailing career aboard recreational vessels. Oftentimes students I teach this technique to make their next throw past the person they’re aiming for, over the dock, over the water behind the dock and into the parking […]
Practice lassoing a cleat from a distance and you’ll be able to save a docking attempt without even taking a step, let alone a flying leap!
This video is the first follow up to my original dockline handling video . I’m working on two more boat handling videos – keeping the videos shorter has the handy side effect that they’re much less time consuming to produce!
Gear failure complicates an unusual passage across the Gulf Stream.