Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills (BSCS) - Support Videos
Welcome to the video files for Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills: Handling a Larger Sailboat Under Power and Sail.
This page provides videos to support the 2013 edition of Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills (BSCS). We are in the process of updating the videos and will be adding new versions as we complete them. Please bookmark this page and return often. Below you will see a list of videos that are supplemental to each chapter.
Each video contains detailed information about one aspect of mastering the knowledge and skills of sailing, it is incomplete without the book. Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills is available online. Updated 20181024.
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Chapter One - Terminology
Chapter Two - Gear and Equipment
Chapter Three - Safety
Chapter Four - Rules of the Road
COLREGS - Rules of the Road
Rules Under Sail
Rules Under Power
Chapter Five - Weather
Chapter Six - Duties of the Skipper and Crew
Chapter Seven - Seamanship
Lesson One - Handling Under Power
Lesson Two - Handling Under Sail
Knots - Bowline and Figure 8
Exercises - Raising Sails
Sailing on the Mainsail
Lesson Three - Boat Handling - Sailing Better
Lesson Four - Triangle Course and Man Overboard
Sailing a Triangle Course
Lesson Five - Heaving To and Reefing
L5-Heaving To and Reefing the Mainsail
Lesson Six - Putting It All Together