How-To

Learn how to sail, install sailboat gear, other boat maintenance tips and more…

Swimming with shark

Swimming with Sharks

There are safe and smart ways to enjoy observing and interacting with these often-feared and often-misunderstood creatures.

Maintenance

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Projects

Recipes

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Sails & Rigging

clew

Time to Reef the Sails

Shortening sail at the appropriate wind speed will help keep boat and crew in sync with the conditions.

Herb

Replacing the Roller Furler

By following the detailed instructions, a team of DIYers was able to install a new Schaefer headsail furler on a classic plastic.

Sailing Green

NOAA

Deep Sea Wonders

At Wake Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is exploring the deep into better understand what lies below the surface.

block island wind farm

Wind Power on the Horizon

The first oceanic wind farm is opening in the United States off the coast of Block Island. Here’s what you need to know.

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Seamanship

San Juan Islands

Nautical Chart Smarts

By studying cartography, cruising guides and weather patterns ahead of time, a skipper can enter unfamiliar waters with a good idea of what lies ahead.