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Learn to sail with these tips and resources. At MySail, we’re keen to help more go sailing, and the basic knowledge shared here is a great place to start.

VHF Marine Radio

VHF Marine Radio; Answers to Common Questions

If you're heading out on the water, especially for an offshore yacht race, there are certain skills you will want, or may even be required to have onboard. Anytime you're out...
Confidently sailing in windy conditions

Infographic: Sailing in Windy Conditions

Sailing in windy conditions can pose a big challenge for skippers and crew, especially if you're not prepared. To help you plan for a windy day and feel confident while out on...
Successfully Manage Sea Sickness

Infographic: Tips for Managing Sea Sickness

Don't let seasickness get you down, or worse, keep you off the water altogether. With these tips you can keep seasickness at bay and enjoy your sailing. Want to read more about...
Sail Trim Tips

Sail Trim; Tips from the Experts

Most sailors know how to pull on or let off a sail and how to adjust the various sail controls, but understanding the finer points of sail trim and how to...
How do Sails Work? Understand the Physics of Sailing

The Physics of Sailing; What You Should Know

Ever wonder how a sailboat sails into the wind? Or why, as you build speed, you can point closer to the breeze? When under sail there are a number of different forces...
Know your sailing knots - how to tie common knots

Know your Knots; How to Tie Common Sailing Knots

An important skill for any sailor is knowing how to tie knots. In this short video, we'll show you how to tie a bowline, figure eight knot, rolling hitch, reef knot and...
Racing Rules of Sailing

Quick Guide to the Racing Rules of Sailing

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) govern the sport of sailing on the water. Produced by World Sailing, the Racing Rules of Sailing are revised and published every four years. The current...
Refresh your VHR marine radio skills

Radio Refresh – Guide to using a VHF Marine Radio

A VHF marine radio is an important communication tool for anyone heading out on the water, including those participating in a yacht race. Why use a VHF Marine Radio for Communication? As well...
5 Sailing Qualifications Every Sailor Should Have

5 Sailing Qualifications Every Crew Should Have

Getting some sailing qualifications under your belt not only increases your knowledge and confidence, but can also help you secure some new and exciting crewing positions. the RYA Competent Crew course is...