Author: Capt. Mitchel Turner

  • 12 Best Sailing Watches

    Introduction In this post, we’ll explore the best sailing watches for sailors that are also great for everyday wear. We’ll take a look at both affordable and high-end sailing watches, as well as everything in between. With so many options out there, finding the right sailing watch can be tricky—that’s why I’m here to help! […]

  • The Ultimate Pre-Sail Checklist 

    Introduction So let’s get started with our ultimate pre-sail checklist: I love sailing. It’s one of my favorite things to do and something I try to do as often as possible. But there’s nothing like being out on the water and realizing that you forgot something important or didn’t prep properly. That can be a […]

  • The Main Parts of a Sailboat

    Introduction Sailboat is a beautiful sport, but it can be hard to learn. It’s not just about getting on board and having fun: you need to know how to manage your boat effectively from the moment you leave port. That’s why we’ve created this guide for beginners! We’re going to teach you everything there is […]

  • 15 Best Sailing Sunglasses (Affordable & High-Quality)

    Introduction You can’t go wrong with any of these sunglasses. They’re all great, but some are better than others. Here are 15 of the best sailing sunglasses in 2019! Costa Tuna Alley Sunglasses If you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses that have the same quality and durability as those from the Costa brand, but […]

  • How Difficult Is It to Learn to Sail?

    Introduction Learn to Sail?- When I was a kid, my parents would take me and my brother on the boat every weekend. As soon as we could walk, they started putting us in life jackets and setting us down on the dock. We learned to swim in a pool next to the boat slip at […]

  • How a Sail Works: Basic Aerodynamics

    Introduction Sailing has been around for millennia, but it’s still something of a mystery to the uninitiated. But if you’ve ever wondered how a sail works, this article will answer all your questions: how does the wind push on a boat? Why does it move? How do sailors manage their sails so that they stay […]

  • 8 Types of Sailing Races (Regattas and More)

    Introduction Sailing race is a sport that can be enjoyed by all. You don’t need to be an expert sailor or even live near water, but it’s something that everyone should try at least once in their life. With so many different kinds of sailing races out there, you’re bound to find one that suits […]

  • Sailing Signals: Nautical Lights, Shapes, & Sounds

    Introduction Nautical lights, shapes and sounds are used to communicate with other vessels. Whether you’re sailing on the high seas or just down at the marina, it’s important to know the right way to communicate with other vessels. This includes a set of universal maritime signals that can be used when sailing in any country. […]

  • The 6 Points of Sail: An Illustrated Guide

    Introduction The six points of sail are the most common points of sail. They’re easy to remember, and you’ll use them all the time, whether you’re sailing single-handed or as part of a crew. We’ll cover each one in detail here so you can practice these maneuvers before your next trip out on the water. […]

  • 6 Most Popular Types of Sailboat Keels

    Introduction If you’re new to sailing, the world of keels can seem a little intimidating. But don’t worry! We’re here to help explain which type of keel is best for your needs and budget. Fin keels The fin keel is a popular sailboat design option because it offers maximum stability. The keel extends all the […]