Resources

SEAMANSHIP

Washington State Boater Education Card Boater Safety Course (free; required for keelboat skippers and highly recommended for all RSC members)

Your First Sail (free sailing course to orient new crew)

Tying a Stopper Knot (video)

Tying a Cleat Hitch (video)

Tying a Bowline (video)

RS Vision Rigging Guide

Launching the RS Vision at the RSC dock (video)

Catalina Capri 14.2 Owner’s Manual and Rigging Guide

Rigging & Sailing Catalina Capri 14.2

Rudderless Sailing

Rudderless (Sailing) in Seattle (video)

Capsize Recovery (video)

Big Lines, Little Lines (control lines and sheets as they relate to sail trim)

LifeSling (video)


LifeSling Hoist Practice (video)


Docking: Ideal Approach Under Sail (video)

Returning to the Dock Under Power (video)


Docking Drills Under Power (video)


Departing from a Slip Under Power (video)


How to Coil and Stow Braided Lines & Rope (video)

How to Tidy Up Lines Onboard (video)

How to Trim Sails (Carol Hasse video)


How to Trim the Headsail (Carol Hasse video)


How to Trim the Mainsail (Carol Hasse video)

Gybing with a Symmetric Spinnaker (article & video)


Extending the Life of Your Sails


WEATHER

Weather (National Weather Service)

Weather (Weather Underground)

Graphical Forecast (National Weather Service)

Wind

Wind Forecast Map (click play button for animation)

Wind at I-90 Bridge

Wind at SR 520 Bridge


NAVIGATION  

Tides in Washington State

Charts for Lake Washington

How to “Lock Through” the Hiram M. Chittenden/Ballard Locks

Seattle Area Bridges (vertical clearances, opening procedures, opening times)

U.S. Coast Guard Notice to Mariner for Washington State  (current activities affecting navigation such as bridge construction, dredging, chart discrepancies, aids to navigation)


CHANDLERIES & PARTS/SUPPLIES

Fisheries Supply

(set up your Fisheries Supply Account to get the Renton Sailing Center member discount)


West Marine

Hobie Cats Northwest (parts/supplies)


JUST FOR FUN

Physics of Sailing (video)

Vixen’s Voyage (family sailing around the world)