Tag: Sailing Navigation

  • 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 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 […]

  • Sailing Navigation: Tides and Currents

    Introduction Tides and currents can be very helpful in navigation when you know how they work! Navigating by the stars and using wind, tide and current are all part of the fun of sailing. But when you want to go somewhere specific, knowing about tides can help you make sure that your boat doesn’t get […]

  • How Much Does It Cost to Learn to Sail?

    Introduction If you’ve ever thought about learn to sail, you might be wondering how much it will cost. The answer depends on a lot of factors. It also depends on how much money you want to spend and whether or not you’re willing to do some work yourself (such as mending sails or buying equipment) […]

  • The Most Important Parts of a Sail

    Introduction Sailors are a resourceful bunch. Many of us have been known to jury-rig a rig or bodge something together when we need it. But there’s an order to the universe, and if you want your boat to sail properly, you need to know what sails are supposed to do and how they should be […]

  • How Long Does It Take to Learn to Sail

    Introduction Getting started in sailing has never been easier. With the right equipment, even if you’re an inexperienced boater, it’s possible to learn how to sail in a weekend. How Long Does it Take to Learn to Sail? It’s hard to say how long it will take to learn to sail. It depends on the […]