Topic: how-to

How to Pick Up a Mooring Ball

by James Kell / IN youtube, how to, Sailing Tips / April 08, 2018

Picking up mooring balls is a key sailing skill. Here's how to do it well. 

Picking up a mooring ball and securing it effectively to your boat is a technique. If...

How To Anchor Stern-To (Video)

by James Kell / IN Sailing Tips, how to, youtube / March 25, 2018

Anchoring stern-to can be daunting. Here's how we do it.

Knowing how to anchor stern-to is critical if you want to enjoy your sailing vacation in the...

How to Become a Yacht Week Skipper

by James Kell / IN the yacht week, how to / March 07, 2018

Possibly the Best Job In Sailing

Here at Sailing Virgins we are often asked about what it takes become a skipper for The Yacht Week. We should know: all...

How To Anchor - 10 Tips

by James Kell / IN Sailing Tips, how to / February 25, 2018

Anchor well, sleep well

Anchoring is a fundamental skill in sailing. However unless you are living on your boat or sailing for a living, there are several...

Best Way To Get To Martinique

by James Kell / IN how to / November 04, 2017

From Boston To The French West Indies For $100

Looking for the best way to get to Martinique? Here are some suggestions that could help save you both time and...

Simplest Man Overboard Recovery Procedure

by James Kell / IN how to / October 17, 2017

My Favourite MOB Recovery: First 3 Steps

This blog post demonstrates my favourite, simplest Man Overboard (MOB) recovery procedure. In sailing there is a saying...

7 Tips To Finding Your Perfect Crew

by James Kell / IN how to / September 06, 2017

...THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD VACATION AND A GREAT ONE.

The choice of people can make or break an experience. In sailing, there comes a time when you need to...

9 Tips for Chartering in the French West Indies

by James Kell / IN how to / August 14, 2017

Sailing in St Martin, St Barths, Guadeloupe and Martinique

The first question I get asked when mentioning chartering a yacht in the French West Indies (FWI)...

How To Prepare For A Sailing Course

by James Kell / IN how to / August 04, 2017

What to bring, what to read, where to go...

You've just invested in a sailing course and you want to come well prepared. This guide provides you with information...

14 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Sail In The Caribbean

by James Kell / IN how to / July 29, 2017

WHY THE CARIBBEAN IS REGARDED BY MANY AS THE “BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO SAIL”

Wondering where to have your next sailing vacation? If you are, below we list some...

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