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Sailing Educational Resources

Click on the links below for sailing and sailing-ralted resources.

Latest Research on the Best Crew-Overboard (COB) Recovery Techniques - This report documents the findings of a U.S. Sailing study team which conducted extensive tests on the various methods of responding to COB emergencies.

"How a Boat Sails" - An excerpt from Chapman Piloting - Seamanship and Small Boat Handling, 62nd Edition, Elbert Maloney, pgs 211-218 explaining in great technical detail the forces acting on a sailboat. This document is split into 8 separate PDF files, one per page:

Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214
Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218

Rip-Current Awareness - This is a short video from NOAA describing rip currents and how to deal with them.

SEAS Monmouth Boat Handling Course slides.pdf - This is the set of slides used in the SEAS Monmouth Boat Handling Course, last taught in 2009.