short, hands-on learning experiences from a cruisers' point of view.

Cruiser Sailing 101

It's not for racing in the bay. It's for comfort, safety, and longevity.

Key Ideas:

  • Primary rudder
  • Headsail sailing
  • Heaving to
  • Sailing on anchor
  • Reefing techniques

Diesel Engine

Sometimes the engine is your last defense - she better run.

Key Ideas:

  • Maintenance items
  • Spare parts
  • Oh Sh*t scenarios
  • Charging lithium
  • Starting batteries

Going Ashore & Dinghy Basics

They call her a cruiser's car, but there's a bit more to it.

Key Ideas:

  • Maintaining hypalon
  • Anchoring techniques
  • Lessons from losses
  • Securing while underway
  • Mooring etiquette

Weather Planning Basics

Out here, Mother Nature is your only calendar.

Key Ideas:

  • Weather windows
  • Air pressure
  • Sea state
  • Planning a route
  • Safe anchorage

Anchoring Techniques

A good anchor is great, but a good technique is best.

Key Ideas:

  • Setting the hook
  • Chain vs Nylon Rode
  • Stern anchor
  • Secondary anchor
  • Rolly anchorages


It's easy to maintain in a marina, but what about on anchor?

Key Ideas:

  • Washing and waxing
  • Defending against rust
  • Bilge business
  • Battery maintenance
  • Bottom paint lessons

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