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Learn to Sail online

Learn to Sail online

Learn to Sail online

Hello everybody! Welcome to my free beginners’ online sailing course. This lesson is designed to prepare you for a practical sailing course…

Technical terms

I start with some basic things and the explanation of…

The theory behind sailing

In this chapter I explain why a sailboat moves forward…

Close-hauled

As we learned in the last chapter, we need wind…

Learn to Sail Stop-Motion

Leaving the dock

Leaving the dock

Jenny and Tom show how to leave the dock in this video. Jenny, as helmsman, takes her seat on the side she…

Points of Sail

Sailing instructor Captain Sailnator shows in this video how to…

Tacking

Jenny, Tom and Captain Sailnator leave the dock. Pensioner Peter…

Beating

Captain Sailnator forgot his buoy again and has to go…

Nautical Knots

Figure-Eight Knot

Figure-Eight Knot

In this post I show how to tie the figure-eight knot with words, images and on video. The figure-eight knot prevents that…

Square Knot (Reef Knot)

In this post I show how to tie the square…

Bowline Knot

In this post I show how to tie the bowline…

Cleat Knot

In this post I show how to tie the cleat…