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11 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn To Sail

Why Your Child Should Learn To Sail

Sailing is not just for sport. For young people who are introduced to sailing at an early age, they pick up many skills that can be carried into their adult lives. Regardless of what career path your child may follow, an early introduction to sailing will develop traits that can pave the direction he or…

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Best Sailing Knife Guide

best sailing knife

A sailing knife is one of the most important hand tools that any sailor should own, whether on board your boat, or while rigging up your dingy on shore. Designed as a multi-tool in many cases, the best sailing knife is, more often than not, more than just a sharp cutting blade. In this guide,…

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Best Boat Shoes For Women

Best Boat Shoes For Women

You’ve heard the term ‘boat shoe’ or ‘deck shoe’ but do you really know what they are? In general terms, the best women’s boat shoes are made from canvas or leather with a non-marking sole and are designed specifically for use onboard a sailing vessel. However, ladies sailing shoes are also regarded as fashion accessories…

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Best Handheld Anemometer Options

best handheld anemometer

You’ve no doubt seen these around the place… An anemometer is a wind speed measuring device that is commonly used by weather stations and individuals or institutions interested in measuring changes in the wind speed. To give the best reading, an anemometer is typically mounted on a pole positioned in an open space so that…

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Sailing Holidays – Best Sailing Holiday Options

A laser sailing holiday is an adventure-filled activity that can be shared with the entire family. But before we explore several different holiday programs and packages available, let’s take a closer look at the different types of sailing holidays in general. We have chosen to look at a total of nine basic types sailing holidays.…

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Cool Sailing Quotes

cool laser sailing quotes

Just thought I’d share with you my picks of some of the best sailing quotes that I have seen going around. There are some pretty cool quotes from a mix of some world class sailors right through to those with just a more basic love for the water. If you have a favorite quote, whether…

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How Does Boating Affect The Environment?

Environment pollution in our waterways

I have been fortunate enough to have done a lot of travel over the years, and have visited some truly beautiful and amazing places. For me, the most beautiful places were the often the ones most untouched by humans – in pristine condition. But on taking a closer look, even these locations are often not…

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Blackburn’s Bass Strait Laser Sailing Record

Tidal Beach in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia

In the world of Laser sailing, Australian Michael Blackburn is a leader and champion. He won an Olympic Bronze medal during the 2000 Summer Games in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. In March 2005 his world ranking was 3rd in the Laser, the world’s most popular sailboat. Early in that month, Blackburn added to his…

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RC Laser Sailboat Review

remote control laser dinghy

The RC (Remote Control) Laser sailboat is one of the easiest model yachts to assemble and operate. It is a scaled-down version of the real boat – the famous racing Laser dinghy, which is the most popular sailing class in the world. The RC version of this boat was intended to be simple so that those…

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The Best Sailing T-Shirts – Look Cool On & Off The Water

Men's Evolution of Man Sailing T-Shirt

Sailboat T Shirts Have Become a Trend Men’s Evolution of Man Sailing T-Shirt Pick a hobby or activity and you will be able to find a complete line of t-shirts to match. Sailing shirts are no exception. The choices range from casual, funny and practical with such messages as “I’d Rather Be Sailing” and “Life is Simple. Eat,…

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