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Docking Under Power, Part II - Departing A Slip

Docking Under Power, Part II – Departing A Slip

Today the American Sailing Association, in association with Benateau America and Cruising World magazine is releasing another instructional video in the Docking Made Easy series entitled Departing A Slip. This detailed tutorial is the second installment of a three video set that addresses the many factors of handling a keelboat under power – specifically backing the boat out of the slip. Sailing legend Peter Isler walks us through the process using animations, illustrations and live action footage.

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Docking Under Power, Part 1 – Drills

Docking Under Power, Part I – Drills

The American Sailing Association today is releasing Docking Under Power – Drills, another instructional video that is part of the Docking Made Easy educational series. This production, written and narrated by world class sailor Peter Isler, is the first of a multi-chapter series that aims to remove the anxiety of docking a sailboat under power, particularly bigger keelboats. This collection of open water drills makes clear the often misunderstood matter of prop walk and prop wash and assigns real-life, hands-on methods that will significantly aid in becoming a proficient and confident helmsman.
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