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Milk Bottle DIY Mast Float Vs. Crewsaver Mast Head Float

In this article you'll learn how to make a DIY mast float using just a milk bottle, rope, and some tape. In a strong breeze having one may actually give you an advantage. They...

Sail Telltales: The Ultimate Guide

Telltales (also known as tell-tails) are pieces of fabric, used in sailing to assist with trimming of the sail. They can be attached to both rigging and sails to identify the wind flow in...

Luffing Rights & Proper Course. Rule 17 of the Racing Rules of Sailing

The proper course rule probably confuses more sailors than any other rule. However, the basics are actually pretty straightforward. This article will start by explaining the basics and progress into an FAQ to help...

Sailing Starts: Being On The Line

“All you need to do is win the start and then just extend your lead” This line is from Buddy Melges’s book Sailing Smart (well worth the read). It demonstrates just how important getting a...

Upwind Sailing Tactics

Upwind Sailing Tactics Tactics can be the difference between success and disaster when it comes to dinghy racing. And upwind sailing is where tactics come into play the most. But… before we start lets define the...

How To Tack Well

Tacking is by far the most common maneuver sailors do, so it’s the most important one to get right. The key to tacking well is to use the sails and your body weight to do...

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