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Forum: Learning to Sail   05-20-2015
Replies: 13
  Sticky: Docking
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Posted By NCC320
Re: Docking

The original post has been edited to provide a section on basics, the seminar has been separated out, and an additional list of docking links has been added for those who want to see/study more...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-15-2015
Replies: 13
  Sticky: Docking
Views: 2,144
Posted By NCC320
Re: Docking

From time to time, people new to sailing or facing unusual situations, ask for guidance in docking, or relate stories of docking gone wrong. In my opinion, docking/undocking is the most difficult...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-14-2015
Replies: 13
  Sticky: Docking
Views: 2,144
Posted By NCC320
Docking

Here are links to docking videos that might be interesting to see what to do and what not to do.

Lets watch others do it, in hard and easy conditions. Just to show what one might have to contend...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17,438
Posted By NCC320
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Each report that I read has the waves increasing, with numbers 6 to 10 ft. with 8 ft. being most often mentioned. But the duration of the winds has been brief, the waters are shallow, the fetch is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17,438
Posted By NCC320
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Standing By a Boat in Trouble

A personal experience. Years ago, we were caught out on the river in a bad electrical storm, with really dark clouds, winds picking up and gusting. Not nearly as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,920
Posted By NCC320
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Since you already have the B352, use that and forget about the dinghy for now (unless you don't mind spending more just now, in which case, go for it). They are different boats and on different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2014
Replies: 401
Views: 22,044
Posted By NCC320
Re: Rescued at Sea - Are You Prepared?

Just a couple of thoughts:

1. The conditions of each rescue will be different. Each captain will have his own ideas as to how to accomplish the task. Each ship will be unique in its handling...
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