Sailing Toolbox

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.


Weather Forecasts

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.