Sailboat Parts Explained: Illustrated Guide (with Diagrams)

When you first get into sailing, there are a lot of sailboat parts to learn. Scouting for a good guide to all the parts, I couldn't find any, so I wrote one

By Shawn Buckles Sailing Guides
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How To Sail Into the Wind (in 7 Simple Steps)

Sailing into the wind seems like Poseidon's magic, but once you learn how to set up your sails and hold the correct course, you can do it. This article

By Matej Stepan Sailing Guides
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How Much Do Sailing Lessons Cost?

If you're new to sailing and want to learn the old-fashioned way, you need to take sailing lessons. But are they as expensive as people say? And what's a good

By Shawn Buckles Beginner Info
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Here's What to Wear Sailing in the UK

By Elizabeth Harris in Beginner Info

How Much Does It Cost To Get a Captain's License?

By Matej Stepan in Beginner Info

You Need This Much Water on a Boat (Per Person Per Day)

By Matej Stepan in Beginner Info
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17 Sailboat Types Explained: How To Recognize Them

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info

How Often Should You Antifoul a Boat?

By William Porter in Beginner Info
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Boat Insurance Should Cover These 10 Basic Things

By William Porter in Beginner Info

Does Boat Insurance Cover Sinking?

By William Porter in Beginner Info
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Boat Navigation Lights Rules: Illustrated Beginners Guide

By William Porter in Beginner Info
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How To Measure Your Anchor Chain Size (Two Ways)

By William Porter in Beginner Info
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Average Canal Lock Size: UK, the Netherlands, France

By Shawn Buckles in Beginner Info