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Salty John cruising resources


Salty John cruising resources:

Links and articles to help you get more from your sailing, stay shipshape and keep safe.


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A list of useful and entertaining links in no particular order:

For boat insurance: Velos Insurance

North Sails rig tuning guides

Cox Engineering A technical information resource for yacht owners Weekly sailing podcast focusing on cruising and recreational sailing.

A weblog about great boats, boatbuilding and restoration. And sheds, of course!

For Tillers and Rudders - In your footsteps .com shares sailing experience. It recognises the need for us all to share and leave experience for those who follow in our footsteps.

Royal Yachting

Royal Ocean Racing ratings office:

Old Gaffers Association: /

Your Personal Cruising Databank

YBW magazine forums:

Boat Jumble Fixture List:

National Hurricane Center , USA :

Grogs animated knots page: