Online Book: Seamanship, Chapter 7 of 7

Mooring Your Dinghy While Ashore, Made Easy

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Some of the most fun we can have while cruising is while exploring ashore, but what if there is no dinghy dock? How do you make sure your dinghy is safe while you're gone? Here's an easy-to-deploy mooring you can build that solves the problem...and it will save your back too.

Online Book: Voyaging Boats from Boréal, Chapter 11 of 12

“Eala Bhan” Sails Home, Part II

The wind from the west at last!

There are few trickier places to sail than the waters surrounding the British Isles and when you throw in fall weather that goes double. Colin puts his decades of experience in the area to work to make it look easy—we can all learn a lot about coastal passagemaking from this article on the maiden voyage of the first Boréal 55.

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For cold weather sailing we figure we have foul weather gear, the clothes to go under it, as well as boots and hats, pretty much sorted out, but gloves have remained a challenge...until now.

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Though a lot of the offshore cruising life, and therefore a big portion of our writing on this site, is about the technicalities of maintaining and operating a boat, let's not ever forget the payoff: the opportunity to visit new, exciting places, under our own steam (or sail).

Three new destination Online Books coming over the next few weeks. All will include free introductory chapters for non-members.