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Sailing Basics

Mr. Childers' Boat House- episode 1

Mr Childers' Boat House- episode 2

Mr. Childers' Boat House- episode 3

Mr. Childers' Boat House- episode 4

Mr. Childers' Boat House- episode 5

How to Rig an Open Skiff 


Animated Knots


Figure Eight 

Square Knot 

Cleat Hitch

Round Turn and Two Half Hitches

Buntline Hitch

Best Way to Tie a Halyard

Sail Repair & Maintenance

Choosing Running Rigging

Prepping Your Lines for Racing


Faster Leeward Mark Exit

Unlocking The Mysteries Of Sail Controls

Striking A Balanced Helm

Shift Into Your Point Gear

How To Point, Foot and Shift Gears

Into The Passing Lane

Fast Mark Roundings

Heel For Speed

The Truth of Kinetics

Consistency Is Made Before the Start

Gear Shifting For Waves

Speed Off The Line

How to Improve Compliance

Better Communication Equals Boat Speed

Talk It Over After The Regatta

Helm, Trim & Heel

Roll Tacking 

Be A Good Sport

Sailing by Telltales

Big Lines, Little Lines

The Power of Positive Rudder Angle

Faster Penalty Turns

Gear Shifting For Waves

Faster Leeward-Mark Exit

Recovering from an Over Early

Boatspeed:  Jib & Flow

Keep it Real, Keep it Simple

Improving Your Jib Trim

Mastering Blow-Through Jibes

Top 10 Tips For Your Bag of Tricks

The Essential Leebow

Pinch Through The Hull

Strategy:  Good Data Starts With Good Calibration

Starting Line Head Games

Crosses to Bear

A Better Way to Round the Leeward Mark

How Are We Doing

Racing Rules:  Overlaps

Battle From the Middle

Exceptions to the Golden Rule

New Year, New Rules

When Mark Room Ends

Managing the Fleet

5 Quick Tips for Keeping Out of Protests

 Optimizing Wind Flow Across Your Asymmetrical


Fitting Pieces Into The Puzzle

College Sailing

College Sailing 101



Three Inches

Pushups Rule

Sports Medicine 

Sailors Are Athletes Too 

Fitness For Sailors



Set Goals, Keep Learning, Have Fun 

Psychological Advice For Racing Sailors 

Sports Psychology For The Racing Sailor


Juniors - I need to credit the Lahaina Yacht Club for Many of the links on this page. Their coaches did a lot of work to pull this together.