Tag: Sailing Signals

  • Sailing Weather: Types of Clouds and Meanings

    Introduction Cloud – Red skies in the morning, sailors warning. Red skies at night, a sailor’s delight. Cloud Types: Cloud types are the different types of clouds that can be seen in the sky. They’re used to forecast a sailing trip and predict weather in general, as well as more specific information about the next […]

  • How Do Sailing Races Work (Regattas 101)

    Different types of sailing races There are many different types of Sailing Race, but the most common ones are: How the race is set up and the rules Many people think that a Sailing Race is just a bunch of boats racing around in circles. That’s not true! A sailing race actually has rules, and […]

  • Sailing Safety

    Why Sailing Safety Sailing is one of the most fun things you can do on a boat, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. While it’s important to always have a life jacket and flares on board, there are other steps that boaters should take to make sure they’re safe at all […]

  • A Guide to Sailing Pilotage and Passage Planning

    Introduction Every sailor knows that, with the right Planning and Preparation, a voyage can be an amazing adventure. But even if you’ve sailed a lot of different boats and done plenty of coastal cruising, you still need to plan every voyage with care. Planning for your passage is just as important as choosing which route […]

  • 50 Best Sailing Gifts: Sailing Gear & Gadgets

    Introduction Sailing is the best. It’s not just the beautiful scenery, or even the thrill of mastering a new sport. For me and many other sailors, it’s about spending time with family and friends while exploring new places. I love sailing because it brings everyone together whether they’re young or old and let us explore […]

  • 12 Best Sailboat Anchors for Any Sailor

    Introduction Everyone knows that you need sailboat anchors for your boat when you’re out on the water, but choosing the best anchor is more complicated than it seems. You want an anchor that’s sturdy enough to hold your boat in place but also light enough for you to pull out of the water when necessary. […]

  • How Does a Sailboat Keel Work?

    Introduction Sailboat Keel is great because they’re both elegant and functional. They’re also beautiful to look at, which is why I love sailing them on weekends! What most people don’t realize is that sailboats need keels to stay balanced and stable in the water. But what exactly is a keel? Why do boats have them? […]

  • Sailing Collision Regulations & Right of Way Rules

    Introduction The International Sailing Collision Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (72 Collision Regulations/COLREGS) is an international maritime treaty which defines a set of rules to avoid collision between two moving vessels. The COLREGs apply to all vessels upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith, subject to the exclusions in Rule 2 […]

  • 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 […]