As part of my blue ocean family cruising research, I come across some valuable resources in the form of YouTube vlogs.
I have got this nifty plugin for my website that automatically updates the latest vlogs from my own channel playlists and displays them below. There is some really cool stuff here and I’ll be regularly adding other vlogs that I come across.
Essential skills to master, before you go cruisingBefore you go cruising, there are some important skills to master on a catamaran to keep you and your family out of harms way, or know how to recover if you get into trouble. We interview experience catamaran skipper Brett Hodder about the important skills that are now taught in a new RYA Day Skipper course with Pacific Sailing School onboard cruising catamarans, plus insights from Pacific Sailing School Principle Terry Wise.
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Richtig Funken – So geht's, Teil 1Wer ums Funkgerät lieber einen Bogen macht, dem sei dieses Wissensstück empfohlen. Andreas Fritsch frischt die Kenntnisse um die drahtlose Kommunikation auf.
!! Zu den Anmerkungen, das die Sendeleistung nicht die Lautstärke beim Empfänger verändert:
Wir hatten diesen Hinweis aufgrund einer Anmerkung eines Funk-Ausbilders ins Video integriert. Nach Rückfrage bei Technikern hat sich jetzt bestätigt, dass dies nicht richtig ist.
Der Unterschied 1 Watt/25 Watt in der Sendeleistung verändert nicht die Lautstärke des Gesprochenen beim Empfänger. Die Techniker wiesen aber darauf hin, dass eine auf 25 Watt Sendeleistung eingestellte Anlage, die räumlich sehr nahe zum Empfänger ist (z.B. Vor einer Schleuse oder Hafenmeister, Boot in unmittelbarer Nähe) dazu führen kann, dass dieser nicht mehr den gesprochenen Text, sondern nur noch ein lautes Rauschsignal hört, weil der Empfänger mit der sehr nahen, sehr starken Aussendung überfordert ist.
HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLDAlthough it may seem crazy to sail around the world, once you analyze the various wind patterns and hurricane seasons and with a bit of planning it’s quite reasonable for anyone with a sense of adventure to do the same. There’s lots of ways to sail around the world. If you’re racing, you often use storms in the southern ocean to propel you along. It’s a completely different approach. One that requires serious boats that are built for those conditions. We on the other hand sail around the world by staying more or less in the trade wind belts. This stacks the odds in our favour. We often have the wind and waves behind, pushing us along and stay warm in the non-stop tropical conditions.
BE BRAVE. BE BOLD,
Ben & Ash
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This Sailing Diagram Could Save Your Boat One Day!Did you know that more than 33% of vessels that flooded and sank were the result of a failed fitting below the waterline? And, that almost 70% of these losses were at a dock or mooring? What simple step could have prevented this? Watch this sailing video for the answer!
Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at https://www.skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Discover how you can gain instant access to hundreds of sailing articles, videos, FREE e-Books and much more!
Tom Cunliffe describes how he sets up his yacht's cockpit instrumentationCopyright Tom Cunliffe
Anchoring, how to stop dragging and be secure.Take anchoring seriously and you can be secure in almost all conditions. Many anchors are only suitable for ‘normal’ conditions, they fail in strong wind or a difficult seabed. Anchor dragging is a menace in any anchorage, and it’s not necessary.
The new generation, high holding power anchors are a big improvement over the traditional anchors, particularly on bottoms with poor holding. But I suggest using a size larger than recommended for extra security when it matters.
The traditional chain scope calculation, using a simple multiplier, is not correct due to the curvature of the chain. 15m (50ft) plus double the depth is better calculation. But always put out more chain in challenging conditions.
Thanks to John Bellagamba for the Kata Beach video
and NauticTube https://youtu.be/Q93KUyEWkNc
Independent anchor performance test charts.
Lewmar Delta size chart
RYA - Things to think about when anchoring
Underwater Manson Supreme
Thanks to Ultimate Ambient Noise Soundzzz for the ‘relaxing’ storm video
Chain length = Sqrt(2 x Horiz load x Depth/Chain wt + (2 x Depth))
Where Chain wt = Chain mass per unit length x 6.9/7.9 to allow for buoyancy
Formula works for metric or imperial.
The catenary shown is for 10mm chain (2.28kg/m), with a 100kgf horiz load. This matches observations of the chain on our 45ft yacht in about 25kts of wind.
Learn How To Sail: Sailing Basics Video Series - AnchoringNew to sailing? We created this comprehensive basic sailing video series just for you!
We know how difficult it is to find solid answers to your questions related to sailing fundamentals. As professional sailing instructors, we get it, and since we cover these topics regularly with our students, we knew we could help you too. We created these Learn How To Sail: Sailing Basics videos, to be your ultimate sailing 101 video series. In them, we cover Monohull sailing for beginners from anchoring, to steps for recovering a man overboard, all the way up to perfect sail trim! In this video, we will cover:
Anchoring. This video shows you the steps you should follow to anchor the right way.
View the full playlist for the Learn How To Sail: Sailing Basics Video Series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0joRZMH7HDTHJlZGAzlUGgboKEmHylMI
We hope you enjoy, and thanks for watching!
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I'm a meteorologist and full time cruiser. These are my forecasting tools.This is the short list of sites I use when we have cell or wifi:
This is what we use offshore through Iridium Go:
**Secret Podcast** https://www.sailclarity.com/podcast
I wrote a couple books and narrated some audiobooks in case you are interested. Buy them and I will be rich!
Get Her on Board is about getting that significant other to buy into this cruising nonsense. People seem to like it. All proceeds go to our dog Sugar.
Live on the Margin is about making money on the go trading stocks and options. I co-wrote it with Pat Schulte of Bumfuzzle. People seem to like that one too. All proceeds donated to our boat.
Bumfuzzle - Just out Looking for Pirates.
You know these guys, and now you know me, so have a listen.
Bound for Distant Seas, by James Baldwin
James is the real deal and this his story of adventure aboard a small, simple boat.
How To Pick Up A Mooring Ball (Sailing Virgins) Ep.08March 2020 update: we are suspending our sailing courses given the travel restrictions and will be shooting new episodes over the next two months. Please support us through Patreon. Support starts at $3 per episode. Thanks! https://www.patreon.com/sailingvirgins
Picking up a mooring ball and securing it effectively to your boat is a particular technique.
If it is not done correctly, your line can chafe through, leaving you adrift when you least expect it. Nobody wants that. So listen up and we will share you our tried and tested method.
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Here are the steps (02:39):
1. The Set Up (02:42)
2. The Approach (04:13)
3. Stopping the Boat (05:20)
4. The Pick-Up (06:00)
5. Securing (07:08)
Bonus Tip - The Lasso (08:52)
6. Checking (10:21)
Whether you plan to pick up a mooring ball every day of your vacation, or not at all, it helps to know the proper method of securing a boat to a mooring ball. Remember these three key points:
1. Use two lines;
2. Work on one line at a time;
3. Check what the ball is attached to.
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Thanks to Andy for the jeep ride!
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Sydji - Weedsday
How To Anchor (Sailing Virgins) Ep.05How to Anchor - 10 Tips to Anchor Well
Whether you sail a yacht or use a power boat, being able to anchor securely is a critical skill. Here we hope to help.
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If you want to fast forward to the main areas, here they are:
Find Your Spot (1:41)
Communication Tips (3:16)
The Drop (4:38)
Broken down into ten steps, we have:
1. Find a quiet spot
2. Find a great bottom
3. Communicate quietly
4. Drop smoothly
5. Drop plenty of chain
6. Test well
7. Use a snubber/bridle
8. When to use a Kedge / Secondary Anchor
9. Reduce Anchor Drag & Swing
10. Motor Forward to Lift Anchor
Remember, in tidal areas your anchor ratio can change greatly. So be well aware of your tidal range and high/low times. Tides will be covered in future episodes.
Sydji - Love Frequencies
Skipper Training - Hilfreiche Tipps von Profis für AnfängerEin Skipper-Training kann die richtige Hilfe sein für Segler, die eine Yacht chartern oder ihre Segel-Kenntnisse vertiefen und festigen wollen. Übung macht bekanntlich den Meister.
Great Sailing Knots (Sailing Virgins) Ep.02Great sailing knots are a staple for skippers around the world. In this episode we cover not just the six great sailing knots, but a couple of different methods of tying them.
For example did you know you can tie a sheet bend using exactly the same method as tying a bowline? This means you can use your muscle memory for a knot you tie all the time, for a knot you may not tie so often.
Bowline - faster take on the traditional method: 0:48
Bowline V2 - incredibly fast "special forces" method: 2:01
Clove Hitch - full and quick-release method: 3:53
Round Turn & Two Half-Hitches - the underrated knot: 5:41
Double Sheet-Bend - our favourite method: 6:54
Pro Tip: NEVER DO THIS!! Bowline on bowline: 9:15
(ps. its efficiency is probably better than 5% - James was exaggerating. It's still a shit solution. Do a double sheet-bend. SO much better)
The Rolling Hitch - VERY handy in certain situations: 10:18
Figure 8 - tried and true stopper knot: 12:21
Check our our blog post to see a write -up:
Jack and James