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APS Expert Advice: How to Choose Line for Racing Sailboats

Annapolis Performance Sailing expert will show you the choices for halyards, sheets and control lines, for racing sport boats, high-tech racers,…

Are you sure you know the physics of sailing? VIDEO

Northern California has a storied, 500-year history of sailing. But despite this rich heritage, scientists and boat designers continue to…

Expert Advice: How to Choose Line for Dinghy Sailboats

Annapolis Performance Sailing expert will show you the choices for dinghy halyards, sheets and control lines, for recreational and racing…

How to Sail With GPS “Circles of Safety”

Imagine sailing along a coastline in your small sailboat. Fog, thicker than pea-soup or New England chowder cloaks your small…

Which Overboard Emergency Recovery Side Should You Choose?

Not many sailing safety issues chill the blood like the thought of falling overboard. But, the recovery itself can be…

This Sailing Safety Tool Could Save Your Life!

What’s the #1 sailing safety tool that you need to have with you every moment you’re aboard any vessel–sail or…

Are you sure you know the right setup to fish from a sailboat? VIDEO

In 2001, thirty-one-year-old Lance Gettler sold everything he owned, bought a sailboat sight unseen over the internet, and went sailing…

How to Make a Portable “Nav-Station” for Sailing or Cruising

If you are anything like me, you find chart navigation to be a challenge on a small sailboat. Wind, spray,…

Maybe your next sailboat… will have an inflatable sail!

This prototype sail-wing is designed by Edouard Kessi and his friend Laurent de Kalbermattenusing. How does this French invention could make sailboats…

Expert Advice. Antifoul: all there is to know

Anti-fouling paints have come a long way and are more widely available than ever.  Modern paints work by releasing a…

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