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Five Ways to Stop Your Sailboat… Under Sail Alone

Do you hesitate to enter an anchorage, pick up a mooring, or slide up to a wide open pier space under sail alone? Just how did sailors do this for hundreds of years?

If you are anything like me, there’s nothing quite as awesome as watching a small cruising or racing sailboat glide up to a pier under wind power. No noisy engine. No yelling or screaming. Just smooth, easy, controlled sail power!

Former Olympian and world famous sailor Steve Colgate says “To sail well is to have complete control over the sailboat at all times.” Key to control under sail will be your ability to “brake” or stop your sailboat when and where you desire.

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