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How to Sail a Boat : Controlling the Sails: Free Online Sailing Lessons

Once we understand steering the boat, we’re also going to need to learn how to control our sails. Our sails are the engine that drives us, a sailboat is actually the ultimate hybrid vehicle, in that once we get ourselves out in the harbor and we can turn off our
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How to Sail a Boat : Jibing Techniques: Free Online Sailing Lessons

We’re not sailing with the wind, if I wanted to turn the boat more to the starboard or to the right, the wind will catch the back side of the mainsail and throw it across. We call that jibing and its fun. What I’m going to do though, instead of
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I: E20 – Welcome Ida! – Grow Sailing

Last time on Grow Sailing we took a closer look to our electrical system on Nomad. A little fire on board caused by improper cables and fuses called for action. Benny did a great job by overhauling the complete electrical system. At home we decided as a family on fabrics
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