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Multihulls- Part 1

History -The catamaran is one of the oldest types of craft known. The word Catamaran has its origin in Malayan language — Catu (to tie) and Maran ( log).  Early Polynesians would lash two large canoes together and sail a whole village’s worth people from one village to another,

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Around the World Solo Teen Sailing: Is it Safe?

register  Crazy, courageous, or something else, teens are casting off on a global sailing adventure. With the circumstance of Abby Sunderland, teen world circumnavigation is getting lots of press. But this is not something new with the likes of Robin Lee Graham, who as a teenager set out to sail around the world alone,

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Leaving a Mooring or Dock: Sailing a Triangular Course

Sailing Terms Leaving a Mooring Under Sail  A mooring is a stationary anchor for a boat. Instead of anchoring your boat each time after you have sailed, you simply tie up to a mooring. This is most appropriate for those who keep their boat in one area such as a harbor or right in front of their home.

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Sailing: Person Overboard!

  Person Overboard!  Sailing Rescue Techniques Most one man-overboard drills usually consist of throwing over a cushion and returning to pick it up by the strap.  A good sized fireplace log is a better way to do the practice because it is much more awkward to get aboard.

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Rules of the Road..Who has the Right of Way?

Welcome aboard the Learn to Sail Blog! Here we have Determining Risk of Collision, Sailing Terms and Deviation and Variation The Right of Way rules do not technically come into effect between boats until there is the possibility of collision. 

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