Sailing racing yacht team composition and organization
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.
What you need to know about sailing a yacht
Denis Korablev
  • 05.11.2021
  • 1,901

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.
How to determine the strength of the wind
Denis Korablev
  • 04.11.2021
  • 1,496

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?"
What is a spinnaker and how to operate it
Denis Korablev
  • 29.10.2021
  • 546

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.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Powered Autopilot
Denis Korablev
  • 12.10.2021
  • 237

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.
What to do if a storm hits you at sea
Denis Korablev
  • 01.10.2021
  • 249

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.
Correct bagging of sails
Denis Korablev
  • 27.09.2021
  • 213

Correct bagging of sails

The types of sails used on a yacht depend on the type of boat and its rigging. The service life of the sails depends on the fulfillment of certain rules and recommendations. There are such rules for the safe storage of sails in bags. Sailing bags used today (kitties) are rectangular bags made of durable nylon.
Yacht sail care
Denis Korablev
  • 24.09.2021
  • 197

Yacht sail care

A sailing ship on the blue surface of the sea, like a beautiful butterfly, fluttering over the boundless horizon. Sails, as the main propulsion of the yacht, are designed to create the necessary thrust to use the force of the wind to move the yacht in the direction necessary for the crew.
How to prepare your boat for winter storage
Denis Korablev
  • 26.06.2021
  • 835

How to prepare your boat for winter storage

Remember, the period of its operation and the subsequent quality of the mechanisms work depends on how correctly the preparatory measures for storing the vessel are carried out. Before the beginning of the winter period, it is recommended to draw up a work plan and determine the date of reactivation. This will help to reduce future maintenance costs.
How can a beginner yachtsman learn to understand the wind? Expert advice.
Denis Korablev
  • 24.06.2021
  • 791

How can a beginner yachtsman learn to understand the wind? Expert advice.

The history of the use of wind power for sailing the seas and oceans goes back many centuries. The wind filled the sails of the legendary "Argo", the treacherous wind prevented Odysseus from returning to his native Ithaca. The force of the wind filled the sails of Columbus, helping to move towards the desired goal - the discovery of new lands.
Types of fabrics for yacht sails
Denis Korablev
  • 22.06.2021
  • 1,427

Types of fabrics for yacht sails

For over 100 years, people have used artificial materials effectively in the manufacture of sails. They are more durable, more expensive, and weigh much less than their ancestor - a sail made of material. Renowned brands offer materials with a range of qualities. Let's consider them in more detail.
Preparing the yacht for sailing
Denis Korablev
  • 28.05.2021
  • 1,029

Preparing the yacht for sailing

Before you go on a trip on a yacht, it is imperative to check the operation of all systems and the serviceability of the mechanisms in the ship. This will provide comfort and safety for the entire vacation period.
10 common mistakes aspiring yachtsmen make
Denis Korablev
  • 26.02.2021
  • 157

10 common mistakes aspiring yachtsmen make

Yachting is a trendy outdoor activity that attracts travel enthusiasts. For some, it is easier to practice in the chosen yacht club, someone goes sailing or carries tourists to work, and someone buys a personal yacht and goes for a drive.
Best yachting books
Denis Korablev
  • 23.02.2021
  • 185

Best yachting books

This article provides a selection of fictional and educational literature about yachting, most of which was published at the peak of the popularity of sailing in the Soviet Union.
Tips on how to get through the winter without forgetting about sailing
Denis Korablev
  • 04.12.2020
  • 103

Tips on how to get through the winter without forgetting about sailing

For any real yachtsman, the arrival of cold weather with snowfalls and strong winds is not a reason for sadness, but rather an opportunity for better preparation for the next sailing season.
Yachtsman's library: 12 books worth reading
Denis Korablev
  • 01.12.2020
  • 378

Yachtsman's library: 12 books worth reading

Books are not only the best gift, but also a valuable source of knowledge that contributes to the study of any science and always leaves its mark in the memory, helping to understand and find a way out of difficult situations in the future.
Why is it worth studying at a sailing school
Denis Korablev
  • 09.11.2020
  • 124

Why is it worth studying at a sailing school

It is worth taking training at a yachting school because this way you can discover a new type of high-quality active recreation. You can go on a trip on your own or rented yacht at any time of the year by choosing a suitable country and planning your own unique itinerary in advance.
The best manufacturers of luxury sailing yachts
Denis Korablev
  • 13.10.2020
  • 177

The best manufacturers of luxury sailing yachts

The vast majority of luxury sailing yachts produced are a piece-made product that requires specialists to apply skill, a large amount of knowledge and experience.
On the strength of the wind in sailing
Denis Korablev
  • 02.10.2020
  • 171

On the strength of the wind in sailing

Wind in sailing yachting is a major factor considered by all boaters. Knowledge of the nature of the wind, the parameters of its occurrence and impact on the weather makes it possible to determine the course, choose convenient parking, plan transitions and select tactics when participating in regattas.
Autopilot on a yacht
Denis Korablev
  • 16.09.2020
  • 214

Autopilot on a yacht

After purchasing a yacht, you should think about choosing a high-quality and reliable autopilot, because with such a device you will be able to pay more attention to the crew and be sure that the vessel will not go off course and will come to the destination port.