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Are You Ready for “Sailing Storms” Aboard Your Sailboat?

Here’s another great sailing tip from our friend Capt. John of skippertips.com… How can you prepare your small sailboat and sailing crew to face the unexpected “storms” that you can expect to encounter anytime you cast off your docking lines … Continue reading

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is urging all boaters to use extra caution while boating during the upcoming July 4th holiday. The 4th of July, along with Memorial Day and Labor Day, typically account for more than one third of … Continue reading

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Avoid Sailing Near These “Ship-Killing” Nautical Chart Dangers

Here’s another helpful sailing tip from our friend Capt. John at skippertips.com… Could you glance at any nautical chart or GPS plotter and pick out the wreck symbols at a glance? Sail too close to these hazards and your hull could … Continue reading

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USCG: Five Easy Ways to Stay Safe on the Water

This time of year is when boating accidents and mishaps become more frequent in the US. Please ensure you take the necessary steps to make your time on the water as safe as possible. A USCG sector says a recent … Continue reading

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How to Properly Rig Your Jacklines

Here’s another helpful sailing tip from our friend Capt. John at skippertips.com… Learn to sail like a pro when you rig your boat for sailing safety. Not many things fill a sailor’s mind with terror like the fear of falling … Continue reading

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