Secure the sheet

By all means ease the mainsheet when dropping the sail, but before anyone goes up to stow it, the boom should be secured amidships. Even in sheltered water the crew want something solid to lean on. In a chop, trying to balance on the coachroof…

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Sailing tips: Ropes, Knots and Splices

[vsw id="VgC5QZ_7spQ" source="youtube" width="425" height="344" autoplay="no"] This is a preview of Summersdale Productions's new Plain Sailing DVD, Ropework, Knots and Splices. It features Discovery presenter, Tom Cunliffe and all the rope related knowledge any sailor worth his salt needs to know! You can purchase Ropework,…

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