Aids for New Sailing Students
Sailing is a challenging sport to learn. New sailors will be immersed in new techniques and terminology which take time and practice to perfect. Listed below are a few helpful resources for students learning to sail.
- Tutorials – Short, written explanations of fundamental sailing topics.
- Knots – Crucial knots, hitches, and bends for use on sailboats.
- Glossary – Definitions of fundamental sailing terminology and vernacular.
Checking the weather before sailing is a very important safety precaution. There are numerous sources for weather forecasts, but the Internet is one of the most powerful. Listed below are a number of excellent weather forecasting websites. It is wise to pick a few favorites and check those before heading out.
- Weather Underground
- National Weather Service
- SCCOOS Swell Height