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General Sailing Resources from our friends at ASA


Boat Maneuvering

Docking

Downwind under sail
http://www.ehow.com/how_12599_sail-downwind-slip.html

In reverse
http://www.boatdocking.com/other/Sternway.html

Keelboat under power
http://www.ehow.com/how_12601_dock-keelboat-slip.html

Powerboat
http://www.boatsafe.com/books/dock2.htm

Under sail - general
http://www.mum.edu/exss_dept/sailing_club/sail/learn_to_sail/lesson5.html

Upwind under sail
http://www.ehow.com/how_12598_sail-upwind-slip.html

With wind on beam under sail
http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/dock0308.htm

Educational Resources

Practical Sailor
www.practical-sailor.com - We take the guesswork out of boat & gear buying.

 

Knots

"Exploding" knots - Knots untied with one tug
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/explode.htm#5

Knot tying - Another excellent animated illustrations
http://www.tollesburysc.co.uk/Knots/Knots_gallery.htm

Knot tying - Excellent animated illustrations
http://www.animatedknots.com

Knot tying - Basic knots - animated illustrations
http://131.230.57.1/knots.htm

Knot typing - Intermediate knots, illustrated and misc rope information http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/knotindex.html

 

Map Links

American Somoa
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/american_samoa.html

Australia and the Pacific
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/australia.html

Bahamas and Cuba
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/bahamas.gif

Bermuda
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/bermuda.jpg

Islands in the Caribbean
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas.html

Europe
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe.html

Mapuse
http://mapmuse.com/

Massachusettes State with Cape Cod
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/avhrr/MA_213.n14.96sep30_1810.html

Polar Region and Oceans Maps
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/polar.html

St. Vincent & Grenadines
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/stvincentgrenadines.jpg

The World Fact book
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/docs/refmaps.html

Trinidad & Tabago
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/trinidad_and_tobago.gif

Turks & Caicos
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/islands_oceans_poles/turks_and_caicos_islands.jpg

United States - maps as a whole and by state (may use for FREE)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/maps/usa/hammonds1910/















Virgin Islands
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/virginislands.jpg

World Ocean Currents
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_maps/ocean_currents_1943.jpg

 

Maritime Communication

Aids to Navigation Illustrations

Chart example
http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/aton/chart.htm

Lateral System
http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/aton/lateral.htm

Non-lateral Aids
http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/aton/non_lateral.htm

Road signs example
http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/aton/buoyage.htm

Uniform State Waterways Marking System
http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/aton/state_marking_system.htm

Western Rivers
http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/aton/rivers_marking_system.htm

Bowditch's The American Practical Navigator - (pdf download)
http://www.irbs.com/bowditch/

Download Free Morse Code training software
http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=1080

Learn Morse Code online    
http://www.9bit.qc.ca/ve2crd/cours/CW_course.html

Maritime Mobile Services page from FCC
Terms, who needs a license, proper use
http://wireless.fcc.gov/marine/fctsht14.html

Nautical Almanac pages for user-specified date
http://www.tecepe.com.br/scripts/AlmanacPagesISAPI.isa

Safety Valve
http://www.aquatrol.com/

Star Chart for user-specified location and date
http://www.tecepe.com.br/cgi-win/cgiasvis.exe

VHF Channels - List of channels and authorized uses for
http://www.americansternwheel.org/Articles/marine_vhf_radio_channels.htm

VHF - Proper use overview
http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/anglerboater/2000/00julaug/vhfradio.htm

VHF - Proper use overview - (pdf download)
http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/anglerboater/2000/00julaug/vhfradio.pdf

 

Navigation & Safety

Boating Safety - U.S.C.G. resources
http://www.uscgboating.org/

Great circle navigation charts
http://www.stormsurf.com/gc/mht/globe.html

Navigation Rules - U.S.C.G. online rules
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/mwv/navrules/rotr_online.htm

 

Sailing History

Evolution of the Sextant
http://home.earthlink.net/~nbrass1/cardart.htm

Historic Vessels
http://www.ils.unc.edu/maritime/ships.shtml#historic

Maritime Museums of North America Directory
http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Museums/mmna.html

 

Sailing Terms

Basic sailing terms in other languages
English - French - Italian - Netherlands - German - Spanish - Polish http://yachting.web.cern.ch/yachting/dictionary/dict.html

English to French detailed sailing dictionary - .pdf download http://www.glenans-ireland.com/files/ENtoFR.PDF

 

Sails & Ships

How to Draw a ship:
http://www.angelfire.com/ar/rogerart/seven.html

Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran:
41 Foot Charter Cat for up to 18 Passengers
http://www.kathleend.net

Sail Diagrams
http://www.theageofsail.com/images/sails.jpg
http://www.nmm.ac.uk/mag/Shared/images/shipsails_diagram.jpg
http://www.hms-trincomalee.co.uk/virtual/rigging/sails.htm

Sail Names - Cool diagram of a classic ship:
http://www.rmhh.co.uk/files/interest/sails.jpg

 

Satellite Images

State of California
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/avhrr/CA_213.n14.96aug01_2047.html

State of Florida
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/avhrr/FL_sst.n14.97jan21_0800.html

 

Tall Ships

Tall ship sail names and rig types
http://tallships.sailtraining.org/sailrigs.htm

The American Sail Training Association (ASTA) site
http://tallships.sailtraining.org/

 

Travel & Vacation

Buckhead Atlanta Hotels
http://www.buckheadatlantahotels.com/
Find hotels near Buckhead Atlanta Hotels!

Gtahotels.com
http://www.gtahotels.com - Save on hotel reservations. Accommodation at cheap, budget, discount and luxury hotels.

Travel Directory
The Travel Directory - Directory presents more than five thousand resources on traveling, holiday and vacation planning and other travel related resources.

Travel-Island.com
http://www.travel-island.com/directory.links/New - This directory offers many kinds of information and resources and has an array of subjects to choose from.

 

Water Sports & Activities

Crackerjack Sportfishing Charters
Alaska Halibut Fishing - State of the art charter boats specifically designed for saltwater fishing in Alaska make us the first choice for quality Seward Alaska fishing charters for salmon, halibut and lingcod.

Fishing Directory
http://www.allfishinginfo.com/
Your one-stop destination for anything you can think about Fishing. This Fishing Directory designed to help its users find the Fishing information, source, companies, products and services.

Kayaks HQ
http://kayakshq.com
Everything Kayaks, from Abeltasman And Kayak to Wooden Kayaks.

Scuba Diving Directory
http://scubadiving.ezresearch.info - directory resource for Scuba Diving!

Water Sports Directory
Directory organized by subject, including Water Sports.

 


Weather

Beaufort Wind Scale - descriptions and photo illustrations
http://www.boatingandmarineinfo.org/beaufort.html

Beaufort Wind Scale - (download pdf reference card)
http://www.boatingandmarineinfo.org/forces.pdf

Beaufort Wind Scale - Historical piece & graphs of wind forces
http://yachting.web.cern.ch/yachting/courses/beaufort.html

Buoy locations by Latitude and Longitude
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/wstat.shtml

Detailed maps showing wind direction and strength
Click on this URL and change buoy number to see different locations.
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/quikscat.php?station=41001

Global Marine Weather
http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/

National Data Buoy Center (NOAA)
Find current wind, wave and temperature information for a specific buoy
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/rmd.shtml

National Weather Service - U.S. Local Forecasts by City and State
Alaska Region  http://www.arh.noaa.gov/
Central Region  http://www.crh.noaa.gov/
Eastern Region  http://www.erh.noaa.gov/
Pacific Region  http://www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/hq/
Southern Region  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/
Western Region  http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/


National Weather Service - U.S. Marine Forecasts
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/marine_map.htm

Weather observation station locator (NOAA)
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/stationlocator.html

Tropical Cyclones - Short online course with University of Wisconsin
http://dmc.engr.wisc.edu/courses/hazards/BB02-05.html