Denis Korablev
  • 09.11.2021
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Sailing racing yacht team composition and organization

The principle of building any team says: "The interests of the team are always higher than the interests of any individual person." Following this principle, the team exists, grows and wins. If one of the team members puts their interests above the team's interests, then the team is no longer there, you can disperse in different directions.
Denis Korablev
  • 05.11.2021
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What you need to know about sailing a yacht

Managing the sails means knowing exactly when and which sail to set; it is equally important to remove them in time and, most importantly, to fold them correctly. Preparatory work for setting the sails should begin with delivering them to their destinations and releasing them from the bags. The yacht must stand with its bow against the wind, in this regard, the first thing to do is to anchor it.
Denis Korablev
  • 05.11.2021
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Purpose and features of the AIS system

Recently, there has been a constant increase in the number of vehicles on the roads, the same is happening in the sea. The annual replenishment of the world civilian fleet is 3,000 ships, the displacement of which is over 100 tons. And how fast the small fleet is growing, statistics are silent.
Denis Korablev
  • 04.11.2021
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How to determine the strength of the wind

The wind "feeds" sailboats during movement, therefore any yachtsman is interested in the direction of the wind, its speed. Many people think about the question even before leaving the marina: "Will the wind change?"
Denis Korablev
  • 03.11.2021
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Marine Hydraulics Service Highlights

The hydraulics of a sailboat have been compared to a workhorse because they do so much on board and do not require much attention. The hydraulic winch paired with the hydraulic thruster operates from dusk to dawn and does not overheat.
Denis Korablev
  • 29.10.2021
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What is a spinnaker and how to operate it

Sailing regattas always attract a lot of spectators. The sails are inflated with a favorable wind, and the ship runs across the sea towards adventure. The huge sail, named with the romantic English word "spinnaker", adorns cruising and racing yachts.
Denis Korablev
  • 27.10.2021
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What qualities a good captain should have

Sometimes yacht owners prefer to hire a captain and a professional crew in order to enjoy the sea voyage without worries. It happens that the captain is hired to help the crew members work out certain skills. The captain is responsible for the safety of the vessel, for the life and health of passengers and crew.
Denis Korablev
  • 26.10.2021
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3 best sailing navigation apps

McConaghy boats built the Adastra trimaran, which was 140 feet long. In Monaco, this luxury yacht won the 2013 ShowBoats Design Awards in three nominations at a ceremony. Controlling the yacht from an iPad tablet (within a radius of 50 meters) was recognized as an original technical solution.
Denis Korablev
  • 21.10.2021
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Duties of a watchman

The main task of the captain is to ensure the safety of any vessel. When planning a voyage with long, as well as night transitions, it is necessary to draw up a watch schedule. A clear organization of watches is the most important element of safety. On yachts, four-hour shifts are predominantly assigned, allowing sufficient time to rest, which reduces the physical and psychological fatigue of the crew.
Denis Korablev
  • 18.10.2021
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How to get out of a marina in a strong crosswind

Leaving the marina is much easier than mooring. But a strong crosswind can make things very difficult. If the skipper is more or less experienced, then he will cope with the push and moldboard wind without any problems. After sailing off, everyone should be extremely careful when leaving the marina.
Denis Korablev
  • 14.10.2021
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Yacht Mooring Tips

Mooring is not easy and quite laborious. It is difficult for novice yachtsmen to master this operation, because it is required not only to maneuver according to the rules, but also to take into account many related factors. To acquire the necessary skill, you will need to repeat the mooring many times, and quite often - in unfamiliar bays.
Denis Korablev
  • 13.10.2021
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What's wrong with digital navigation

For those who at least once went to sea under sail, the feeling of freedom and boundless space, multiplied by a unique delight, will remain in the memory forever. A standard classic beach excursion tour cannot be compared to a sailing yacht cruise.
Denis Korablev
  • 12.10.2021
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Powered Autopilot

Sailing is an exciting and extreme adventure that will be remembered for a lifetime. Yachtsmen, unlike tourists, know from their own experience how real yacht management differs from commercials.
Denis Korablev
  • 11.10.2021
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What a sailor needs to know about meteorology

Anyone who went to sea under sail knows perfectly well how important it is to know the weather forecast. Going to sea on a yacht without thinking about the weather forecast may not be a safe idea. Over time, a beginner yachtsman gradually begins to "read" signs that indicate possible changes in the strength and direction of movement of air masses.
Denis Korablev
  • 07.10.2021
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Features of using the autopilot on a yacht

The last decades have been marked by an incredible increase in information about new technologies, which just a few years ago seemed to be a figment of the imagination of Hollywood directors. Electronic devices, by themselves, and integrated into systems, began to monitor our health, monitor our homes, take care of our children, help find our way home if we get lost.
Denis Korablev
  • 01.10.2021
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What to do if a storm hits you at sea

The yachtsman must always be ready for all sorts of surprises, including bad weather. You can learn about the approach of a storm in advance, thanks to forecasts and personal observations. If it is possible to ride out the storm in a secure marina, an experienced skipper will choose this option.
Denis Korablev
  • 30.09.2021
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Modern examples of rights for sailing yacht management

Each, even the smallest sailing trip, under the guidance of a professional skipper, adds to the practical experience of a beginner yachtsman. Finally, being confident in his abilities, he begins to think about going to sea on his own.
Denis Korablev
  • 20.09.2021
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The best sailing simulators

The benefits of simulators, no matter what area they concern, often cause heated debate among fans and opponents of virtual learning. Of course, it is difficult to call the winner in "shooting games" a real warrior, driving a virtual car will not replace the realities of the road, it is strange to consider the winner of virtual sailing races an experienced captain.
Denis Korablev
  • 16.09.2021
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Safe lagging

Correct execution of maneuvers is the main condition under which you can protect the yacht from all kinds of collisions that threaten the integrity of the ship's hull.
Denis Korablev
  • 15.09.2021
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Tips for various emergencies on a yacht

Going out to sea on a yacht is a unique combination of extreme sports, fishing, swimming and sunbathing. But above all, a yacht is a vehicle, the use of which requires strict adherence to certain rules. Modern safety regulations and accepted standards of conduct are the crystallization of the experience of many generations of true sailors.