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.
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.
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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
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.08Picking 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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For the full blog post on this episode, check out: http://info.sailingvirgins.com/blog/how-to-pick-up-a-mooring-ball
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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Thanks to Charles and Cornelia to let us visit their home, here you can find Charles' book on amazon:
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.
Please like and subscribe. Any questions will be answered in the comments.
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This is published with the blog post which can be found here: http://info.sailingvirgins.com/blog/how-to-anchor
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
How to Cleat a Line: Three Ways | Expert AdviceDo you know which to use? We will show you how to do the half, full and multi wrap cleat hitch for tying up your boat.
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4 Most Common Sailboat RigsSloop, Cutter, Ketch, and Yawl are the 4 most common types of sailboats. This video discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each.
NOTE: There is an error at 6:44, The mizzen is behind the rudder post on a Yawl.
SavvySalt's Ultimate Guide to Dockline Handling: Part IEverything your skipper wants you to know about docking compressed into one 12 minute video.
More information: http://savvysalt.com/blog/ultimate-guide-to-dockline-handling/
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Heaving-to, What You Need to Know | Sail FanaticsThis is a brief instructional video explaining how to perform the heaving-to procedure with a cruising sailboat..