: Learning to Sail Articles


  1. Wind Orientation
  2. Sea Terms and Phrases
  3. Boat Etiquette
  4. Understanding Cordage
  5. The Sailor in Winter
  6. All About Charts, Part Two
  7. All About Charts
  8. Trailering Your Boat
  9. Turning Passengers into Crew
  10. Better Than Bowlines
  11. General Navigation Techniques
  12. When Docking, Easy Does It
  13. Dead Reckoning Calculations
  14. The Basics of Reefing
  15. Trailer Sailing
  16. The First Sail
  17. The Coming Season
  18. Cold Weather Clothing
  19. When Docking, Easy Does It
  20. Treating Common Onboard Injuries
  21. Rules of the Road
  22. Basic Thoughts on Tides
  23. Cruising the Classifieds
  24. This is an Article for the Buyers Guide
  25. Sailing Etiquette
  26. Before Hoisting the Halyard
  27. Welcome Aboard!
  28. Looking Up
  29. Touching Bottom
  30. How to Slow Down and Stop
  31. Docking with Grace and Skill
  32. Dealing with Seasickness
  33. The Particulars of Rafting Up
  34. First Sail of the Season
  35. Actualizing the Sailor Within
  36. Anchoring Control
  37. Daysailing Essentials
  38. Sailing Basics
  39. Maneuvering under Power
  40. Performing in Light Air
  41. Learn to Sail in a Dinghy
  42. Understanding Apparent Wind
  43. Dropping the Headsail Single-Handed
  44. Leech Line
  45. Using a Spinnaker Snuffer
  46. Instructor Certification
  47. Flying the Flag
  48. A Timely Remembrance
  49. Reading a Windex
  50. Throwing a Dock Line
  51. Racing Rules, Part Two
  52. Raising the Mainsail
  53. Taking Magnetic Bearings
  54. Coast Guard Licenses
  55. Jesse Martin Interview
  56. Pretty Routine—A Sailor's Definition
  57. Sandbar vs. Sandbore
  58. Sharing the Waters
  59. Taming the Daysailer
  60. Dagglewrimples and Cuddlestocks
  61. Learning to Sail
  62. Navigation Basics
  63. The Year in Sailing (2001)
  64. Off-Season Sailing Seminars
  65. Centerboard Tradeoffs
  66. Lee Shores
  67. Why We Give Thanks
  68. Rules of the Road
  69. Long-Distance Crewing Jobs
  70. Understanding Weather Helm
  71. Minimizing the Heel
  72. Right of Way
  73. Finding a Ride South
  74. Chartering Experience
  75. How Other Sailors Learned
  76. Setting up the Mainsail
  77. Plotting Equipment
  78. Sailing Lessons
  79. Capsized Boat
  80. Loose-Footed Mainsails
  81. Baby on Board
  82. The Right Age to Go Sailing
  83. Newport's Beauty School
  84. That Heeling Feeling
  85. Docking Advice
  86. Learning to Sail
  87. The Cerebral Sport
  88. Using A Whisker Pole
  89. Mainsail Trimming
  90. Family Chartering
  91. Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
  92. A Little Night Magic
  93. The First Sailing Trip
  94. Time and the Evolution of Longitude
  95. A New Global Champion
  96. A Stranger in the River
  97. The Year in Sailing
  98. The Motions of Sailing
  99. Setting Up Reefing Tackle
  100. Docking in a Slip
  101. Cedric Is Bored
  102. The Lee-Bow Effect
  103. Principles of Sailing
  104. Children on Board
  105. Cedric and Sylvia—Dealing with Changes
  106. Sailing School versus Captain
  107. Equipment for Ocean Sailing
  108. The Lowly Boat Pole
  109. Teaching Yourself to Sail
  110. Cedric and Sylvia Learn a Lesson
  111. Should Children Race?
  112. Spinnaker Fundamentals
  113. Cedric and Sylvia—Be Neat
  114. Rendezvous at Shelter Island
  115. Hull Speed Demystified
  116. The Balance of Hull and Sails
  117. How to Find a Good Sailing School for Your Child
  118. Cedric and Sylvia—A Case of Mistaken Identity
  119. Sail Trim
  120. The First Cruise
  121. Cedric and Sylvia Save Martha
  122. Dream Sailing
  123. The First Overnight
  124. Sailing with Both Ears
  125. Understanding and Using the Magnetic Compass
  126. The Art and Science of Fendering
  127. The First Day Trip
  128. A Pocket-Sized Adventure
  129. Dead but Not Deceased
  130. Aids to Navigation
  131. Sailing with Children: The First Day
  132. Crew's Seabag
  133. Other People's Boats
  134. Learning in Luxury
  135. Sailing Standards
  136. Safety Check
  137. The Soul of a Catboat
  138. Superstitions at Sea
  139. Last Sail of the Season
  140. New Escape
  141. A Few GPS Basics
  142. Nature Never Disappoints When Cruising
  143. Reading Flow and Making Adjustments
  144. The Joy of Night Sailing
  145. VHF Radio: Usage and Etiquette
  146. Safety Harnesses and Tethers
  147. Control the Wicked Boom
  148. Are the Kids on a Sabbatical?
  149. Seven Knots You Can't Live Without
  150. Pure and Simple Sailing
  151. Marine VHF Weather Forecasts