A sailor's guide to the nitty gritty of Sailing

Written by Sailors for Sailors, to share the tips, tricks, recommendations and [not so] general knowledge picked up over many years of Sailing and Yacht Ownership.



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Equipment Guide

Sharing our knowledge on all the essential and non-essential gear required for a safe and trouble free time on the water.

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Maintenance Tips

Whether we like or not, our boats need a little TLC and some routine maintenance. Here we have a few tips to make life a little easier.

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Product Reviews

Summary views on some of the latest products brought to market and our own reviews of the new products we have put to use on the boat.

Sailing News

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Cleaning Ropes - Colorful Mooring Ropes

Top Tips for Cleaning Ropes

Cleaning Ropes - Easy Tips: If you didn’t store your running rigging last winter in a nice dry place then there is a good chance …

Jack-stay Installation Advice

Jack-stay Installation Advice

Jack-stays that are well inboard and taught reduce the chance that a sailor can be hurled over the lifelines and into the water.

Make Your Own Jacklines

Making a Jackline

Jacklines provide a convenient, safe way of attaching yourself to the boat via your safety harness tether.

The Pros and Cons of Chest-high Jacklines

The Pros and Cons of Chest-high Jacklines

World sailing offers fairly explicit expectations regarding jackstays. And PS offer its own additional advice, including one that recommends jacklines ideally be installed so that …


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