Tag: Virgin Island Sailing

  • Docking & Anchoring

    Introduction Anchor and dock safely with a good understanding of the rules for anchoring in the region. Follow the rules for docking, anchoring and safer boating practices which mentioned in this article : Dock without causing damage to the bottom, shoreline and environment – this includes boats dropping anchor over coral heads. Always look out […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Most Popular Sailboat Anchor Types

    Introduction Anchors are one of the most important pieces of gear for any vessel, but it’s not always clear which type you should choose. This post will help you choose the right anchor for your vessel and let you know how to install it properly. Fluke Anchors Flukes are what you’ll find most often on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Learning the Points of Sail

    Introduction Sailing is the act of moving a boat using only the wind as a source of power. Point of sail is the term used to describe how a boat sails in relation to the wind direction. A boat moving head-on into the wind will stop if there is no current or tide pushing it […]