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Practical Sailing

Practical Sailing

Boaters are better lovers

Boaters are better lovers A national survey finds boat owners report higher levels of satisfaction in marriage and romance than non-boaters. Boaters are better lovers - read more

History of the handicap rating system

History of the handicap rating system It is the spirit and intent of a handicap rating system to promote the racing of sailboats of various designs on a fair and equitable basis. History of the handicap rating system - read more

Swell-safe fendering

Swell-safe fendering It is not always possible to get into a box in every marina. Especially harbours with a strong swell at the mole can be heavy to handle. Swell-safe fendering - read more

Deteriorating Lifelines

Deteriorating Lifelines Yachtsmen are urged to check the condition of rope lanyards used to take up the slack at the ends of wire lifelines (guardrails) rigged around the deck. Deteriorating Lifelines - read more

Mirabella V - the largest sailing sloop ever

Mirabella V - the largest sailing sloop ever Imagine the exhilaration of a voyage aboard a luxury sailing yacht with a single mast towering almost 300 feet into the sky - the largest sailing sloop ever will be launched in November 2003.  Mirabella V - the largest sailing sloop ever - read more

Explore the mystery of batteries!

Explore the mystery of batteries! No piece of equipment causes more heartache or bafflement than the battery - perhaps we can unravel some of its mysteries here, so have a close look into the black box with us! Explore the mystery of batteries! - read more

Boating and sailing knots

Boating and sailing knots Fixing things properly on board is paramount once the going gets rough. We help you along with a summary of the most important knots used on board, complete with photos and explanations. Boating and sailing knots - read more

 
 

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