Sailing Answers

July 20, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Does Your Boat Favor One Tack?

My first sailboat was a Buccaneer 18. We had a great racing fleet here in the Phoenix Arizona area and there was a pretty good amount of "local..

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July 19, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Downwind Laser Body Position

The downwind used to be considered the "resting" leg. Not so in the Laser. Here is a great video from the International Sailing Academy on how to use..

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July 18, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Gunboat 66 Extreme H20 Walkthrough

I don't generally believe in a "Racer/Cruiser" but if you are into big catamarans, the Gunboat 66 really comes close. With racing features like big..

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July 17, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Hull Shape - Why so Beamy?

Sailboat design is going through another revolution, and it's a beamy one. The modern sailboat seems to be skinny and upright with a fine entry up..

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July 16, 2018 Rob Gibbs

2018 Laser North American Champoinships

This year the Laser North American Championship was held at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club the 12th - 15th of July. This event was a qualifier for the 16..

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July 13, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Knots and What Knot

One of the most useful skills on a boat is being able to tie the right knot for a situation (or whatever knot the skipper asks for!) Think you know..

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July 12, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Start of Season Laser Tips

No matter how many videos I watch or how many people I talk to, I almost always get something out of these kinds of discussions. This is RYA's Top Tips..

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July 11, 2018 Rob Gibbs

The Final Straw

As a follow up to yesterday's post on Plastic Pollution, I wanted to take a minute to tell everyone that there are options out there to single use..

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July 10, 2018 Rob Gibbs

Environmental Impacts of Sailing

Because we turn off our motors as often as we can, most sailors think of our sport as pretty environmentally friendly. I would agree in principle, but..

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July 09, 2018 Rob Gibbs

#ASAPlasticPollutionPurge

Everyone knows Plastic Pollution is a problem for our oceans and waterways (yes...lakes and rivers too!) Now the American Sailing Association (ASA) has..

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