How-To

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

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A Return to the Water

When our yard period that started in April 2021 finally ended, we had the bliss of remembering why we did all the work in the first place.

Maintenance

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Projects

Recipes

Sailing Education

Strictly Sail Pacific 2015

American Sailing Association

The largest and most respected sailing instruction organization in the world

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Blue Water Sailing School

An American Sailing Association certified sailing school with lessons for sailors at every experience level

Offshore sailing school

Offshore Sailing School

The school provides a full range of instruction on 40’-50’ cruising yachts, sailing and power catamarans, with US Sailing and Powerboating certification

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West Coast Multihulls

West Coast Multihulls offers sailing charters and sailing instruction aboard a fleet of modern cruising catamarans.

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Sails & Rigging

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Rerigging the Boom

Adjustments made to a Saber 30’s block and tackle and outhaul make all of the difference in sailing performance.

Harken’s Battcar System

Tame the Main

Armed with a few basic tools, a DIYer can refit a mast with a Harken Battcar System to make raising, dousing, and reefing the mainsail easier and safer.

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.

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Seamanship