For many, the sailing season is starting to get underway (yippee!). If your boat handling skills have gotten a little rusty over the winter then this section is for you. Here are some videos on how to come alongside, and make a clean getaway to help jog your memory.
Windage, and how it affects your boat in a marina: A video showing the effects of wind, and some handy tips on how to maneuver effectively.
How to maneuver backwards into a slip: A few practical demonstrations (accompanied by some rather overly dramatic music). Some attempts work well, some not so well.
Using a midships spring to come alongside: Learning this simple and super effective technique will change how you dock forever. Read about how it works, or watch a demonstration (using models), narrated by someone who sounds quite a lot like Michael Jackson.