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     Glossary of nautical terms
     Sailing By - The Sound of the Shipping Forecast
     The Early History of Ice Sailing
     An Introduction to Land Sailing
     An Introduction to Catamaran Sailing

Getting started: Online Lesson
Science of Sailing
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General Sailing Links


How to Choose an Anchor
Choosing Docklines, Anchorlines and -chains
Choosing Foul Weather Gear Part I
Choosing Foul Weather Gear Part II
Choosing the Right Compass
Choosing Sailing Gloves
Canvas: Material and Maintenance
Checklist Toolkit
First Aid Kit Guidelines
Ropes and Lines
The Global Positioning System GPS - Part
The Global Positioning System GPS - Part II
How to Choose Binoculars

On Boats

Choosing a Boat That Suits You
How to Transport a Dinghy to the Sea
How to Launch a Boat to the Sea
How to Identify a Stolen Yacht
How to Polish a Yacht's Gelcoat
How to Strip a Boat before Painting
How to Winterize a Yacht
Cruiser Yacht Classification
Dinghy Classification
General Maintenance: Hull
General Maintenance: Deck and Rigging
General Maintenance: Interiors
How to Manage Running Maintenance Work
How to Care for Teak
How to Care for Brass Items
How to Protect your Yacht from Theft
How to get Yacht or Boat Insurance


Yacht Charter in the Greek Islands - by Tony King
Health and Safety for Cruisers
Visual Distress Signals
Acoustic Distress Signals
First Aid: Conscious Victim
First Aid: Unconscious Victim
Introduction to Seasickness
Cruise Preparation: A Checklist
How to treat Seasickness
Visa and Legal Issues
The Worst of Cruise Diseases I
The Worst of Cruise Diseases II
Green Cruising: Think of the Environment
Introduction to Modern Yacht Piracy
High-Risk Areas of Yacht Piracy
How to Start Cruising via Yacht Charter

Mediterranean and Black Sea Region

Albania - Algeria - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Egypt - France - Georgia - Gibraltar - Greece - Israel - Italy - Lebanon - Libya - Malta - Monaco - Morocco - Romania - Serbia and Montenegro - Slovenia - Spain - Syria - Tunisia - Turkey - Ukraine

North America: From Maine to California

Canada - Mexico - United States

Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

Anguilla - Antigua and Barbuda - Aruba - Bahamas - Barbados - British Virgin Islands - Cayman Islands - Cuba - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Grenada - Guadeloupe - Haiti - Jamaica - St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Lucia - Martinique - Montserrat - Netherlands Antilles - Puerto Rico - Trinidad and Tobago - Turks and Caicos - St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Virgin Islands (USA)

South and Central America

Argentina - Belize - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Costa Rica - Ecuador - El Salvador - French Guiana - Guatemala - Guyana - Honduras - Mexico - Nicaragua - Panama - Peru - St. Pierre and Miquelon - Suriname - Uruguay - Venezuela

Southeast Asia and East Asia

Brunei - Burma - Cambodia - China - East Timor - Hong Kong - Indonesia - Japan - Macau - Malaysia - North Korea -Philippines - Russia - Singapore - South Korea - Taiwan - Thailand - Vietnam

Australia and Pacific Ocean Islands

American Samoa - Australia - Cook Island - Easter Islands (Chile) - Federation of Micronesia - Fiji - Guam - USA (Hawaii)  - Kiribati - Marshall Islands - Nauru - New Caledonia - New Zealand - Niue - Norfolk Island - Northern Mariana Islands - Palau - Papua New Guinea - Pitcairn Island - Samoa - Solomon Island - Tokelau - Tonga - Tuvalu - Vanuatu - Wallis and Futuna

Western Europe and North Atlantic

Arctic Ocean - Bermuda - Spain and Canary Islands - Cape Verde Islands - Faeroes Islands - France - Greenland - Iceland - Ireland - Portugal, the Azores and Madeira - United Kingdom

Northern Europe: Of Fjords and Jaghds

Belgium - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - Germany - Latvia - Lithuania - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Russia - Sweden

West Africa, Antarctica, South Atlantic

Angola - Antarctica - Cameroon - Congo - Falkland Islands - Gambia - Ivory Coast - Mauritania - Namibia - Nigeria - St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha - Senegal - South Africa

Indian Ocean and Red Sea

Bahrain - Christmas Islands - Cocos Keeling - Comoros - Djibouti - Eritrea - India - Jordan - Kenya - Kuwait - Madagascar - Maldives - Mauritius - Mayotte - Mozambique - Oman - Pakistan - Qatar - Reunion Island - Saudi Arabia - Seychelles - Somalia - Sri Lanka - Sudan - Tanzania - United Arab Emirates - Yemen

Guide to Nude Sailing
Nude Sailing Experience
Mediterranean Delights: Sailing Croatia Part I and Part II
Mediterranean Delights 2: Sailing Italy Part I and Part II


Sailing in Turkey and the Mediterranean

Guide to Sailing Photos

10 Questions: Bruce McDonald, Sailing Photographer

10 Questions: David Preutz, Sailing Photographer

Joseph Mallord W. Turner: Naval Paintings

10 Steps to Better Sailing Pictures





The Very End

How to Abandon Ship