Bite Sized Lessons

Bite Sized Lessons

We know that learning to sail can be overwhelming and there is a lot to take in. In an effort to help we’ve created a series of “Bite Sized Lessons” taken straight out or our textbooks – Sailing Made Easy and Basic Cruising Made Easy.

Port Starboard Right Of Way

In this lesson we take a look at who has the right of way as two sailboats approach each other; one on starboard tack, the other on port tack.

Deciphering Tell Tales

In this lesson we learn how tell tales behave in different conditions, and how to use them to keep your sails trimmed efficiently.

Prop Walk & Prop Wash

In this lesson we take a look at the effect of prop wash and prop walk when using the engine on a sailboat.

VHF Radio Channels

In this lesson we take a look at common VHF channels and what they are used for.

Anchoring Basics

In this lesson we take a look at anchoring and the meaning of the terms “rode” and “scope”.

MOB First Response

In this lesson we take a look at what happens when there is a “man overboard” and learn the important Y.T.P.S.C. acronym that reminds us what the first 5 steps should always be.

Aids To Navigation

In this lesson we take a look at aids to navigation. We explain the basic rules and talk about their colors, shapes and numbers.
 

Also be sure to check out our Sailing Made Easy videos and our Docking Made Easy videos.