PRACTICAL SAILING

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  • Recovering a Hurricane Damaged Boat
    by BoatUS on September 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    How to Five tips from our friends at BoatUS for dealing with a storm-damaged boat. Tips from BoatUS for recovering a boat that was damaged in a hurricane. […]

  • Lemon-Garlic Shrimp
    by Ed Chamberlain on September 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    How to This pasta dish is easy to make after a day of sailing and will satisfy a hungry crew. A lemony garlic shrimp pasta recipe to make in the galley […]

  • Lessons Learned from the 2017 Hurricane Season
    by Todd Duff on September 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    How to What worked — and what didn't — for boats stored in the BVI during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. A marine surveyor explains the boatyard storage procedures that worked and failed during hurricanes Irma and Maria. […]

  • How do we find our way without a plotter?
    by Will Bruton on August 28, 2018 at 9:23 am

    James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. This issue - when his GPS plotter packs up, Pete has to rely on the time old strategy of aim to missDuring his passage, Pete must avoid numerous hazards in the North Sea. Credit: AlamyJames Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. This issue - when his GPS plotter packs up, Pete has to rely on the time old strategy of aim to miss The post How do we find our way without a plotter? appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]

  • Many Options are Available for Upgrading to USB
    by jwilliams on August 27, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    How to Tip of the Month Whether you want to replace a fixture and upgrade to LED, or add a switch like Vimar, Imtra has you covered. […]

  • Best Learn to Sail Books
    by Jen Brett on August 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    How to Whether you're new sailing or just want to fill in some information gaps, these books can help. CW picks three great books to round out your sailing knowledge. […]

  • Bareboat Racing Basics
    by David Schmidt on August 23, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    How to Round up your crew and charter a boat to compete in the bareboat class of one of the many Caribbean regattas. Join in the fun by chartering a sailboat to compete in the bareboat class in an upcoming Caribbean regatta […]

  • A man has gone overboard, what do we do?
    by Will Bruton on August 17, 2018 at 8:27 am

    James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. This issue - Geoff is sailing at night with an inexperienced crew when he hears the call 'man overboard'James Stevens answers your Questions of Seamanship. This issue - Geoff is sailing at night with an inexperienced crew when he hears the call 'man overboard' The post A man has gone overboard, what do we do? appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]

  • A Learn-to-Sail Adventure
    by Tim Murphy on August 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    How to This weeklong certification cruise through New England showcases the latest in hands-on sail training. A weeklong certification cruise to Shelter Island and Martha's Vineyard, including two overnight passages, showcases the latest in hands-on sailing instruction. […]

  • Do you Need Travel Insurance?
    by Lynda Morris Childress on August 2, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    How to If you've planned the perfect charter vacation, cover your bases and add a travel insurance policy. A travel insurance policy for your sailing vacation can help protect your investment in money and time. […]

  • 6 tips to make sailing easier on yourself
    by Katy Stickland on August 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Duncan Kent investigates many ways a yacht owner can make life that little bit simplerCredit: Graham Snook/Yachting MonthlyDuncan Kent investigates many ways a yacht owner can make life that little bit simpler The post 6 tips to make sailing easier on yourself appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]

  • Windlass Inspection and Maintenance Tips
    by Imtra on July 30, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    How to Tip of the month Do you have all the parts you need on board to perform maintenance on your windlass? […]

  • ‘We should have turned back when the storm hit’
    by Katy Stickland on July 29, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Adam Dunlop and his wife Maria learned a few 
hard lessons when their engine started to struggle 
mid-Channel in worse conditions than forecastAdam Dunlop and his wife Maria learned a few 
hard lessons when their engine started to struggle 
mid-Channel in worse conditions than forecast The post ‘We should have turned back when the storm hit’ appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]

  • Effortless sail power: Trimming the mainsail
    by Katy Stickland on July 26, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Duncan Kent continues his series looking at how to get the most out of your boat. This issue: trimming the mainsailDuncan Kent continues his series looking at how to get the most out of your boat. This issue: trimming the mainsail The post Effortless sail power: Trimming the mainsail appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]

  • Greek Roasted Eggplant
    by jwilliams on July 25, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    How to This Greek dish is easy to prepare on a sailboat. This galley-friendly Greek roasted eggplant appetizer is perfect for onboard entertaining. […]

  • Multihull anchoring and mooring buoys
    by Will Bruton on July 24, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Handling a catamaran in manoeuvres can sometimes be 
easier than with a monohull, but there are a few surprising differences. Paul Hayes showed Will Bruton how to do itModern catamarans have improved performance and make comfortable cruisers. Credit: Andrew SydenhamHandling a catamaran in manoeuvres can sometimes be 
easier than with a monohull, but there are a few surprising differences. Paul Hayes showed Will Bruton how to do it The post Multihull anchoring and mooring buoys appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]

  • Effortless sail power: Setting up a headsail
    by Katy Stickland on July 23, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Are you getting the most out of your boat? Duncan Wells shows you how 
a little knowledge can go a long way when you’re heading to windwardNot just for racers. Improving performance means covering more miles. Credit: David HardingAre you getting the most out of your boat? Duncan Wells shows you how 
a little knowledge can go a long way when you’re heading to windward The post Effortless sail power: Setting up a headsail appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]

  • ‘We learned fast in fickle weather on the Cornish coast’
    by Will Bruton on July 8, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Ingmar Hupp encounters fog, a fouled anchor
 and a 44-knot wakeup call, all while attempting 
to adapt to rapidly changing conditionsIngmar Hupp encounters fog, a fouled anchor 
and a 44-knot wakeup call, all while attempting
 to adapt to rapidly changing conditions The post ‘We learned fast in fickle weather on the Cornish coast’ appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]

  • ‘What I learned deploying my series drogue in a gale’
    by Katy Stickland on July 6, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Steve Brown found his series drogue a big asset when riding out foul weather in one of the world's most inhospitable sailing groundsDespite a tumultuous sea, the drogue slowed the boat to the 1-2 knots promised by the designersSteve Brown found his series drogue a big asset when riding out foul weather in one of the world's most inhospitable sailing grounds The post ‘What I learned deploying my series drogue in a gale’ appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]

  • Should we add radar to our new boat?
    by Will Bruton on June 28, 2018 at 9:19 am

    If you have AIS do you really need to add radar to your equipment package?If you have AIS do you really need to add radar to your equipment package? The post Should we add radar to our new boat? appeared first on Yachting Monthly. […]