Monthly Archives: June 2011

Heaving To When Sailing

The technique of heaving-to is to tack without releasing the jib sheet.  The jib will then fill backwards and push the bow downwind. The main is eased off so it is luffing completely.  By putting the rudder hard over to … Continue reading

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Navigating Locks While Boating

This past week I was teaching a Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) course in Castlegar. This is a Transport Canada Accredited course for commercial operators. I was instructing on a 22′ jet boat on the Columbia River outside of town. … Continue reading

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