Education


At the UK Sailmakers learning center it is easy to perfect your sailing knowledge - all in one space! You can watch instructional videos and read skill-building articles, as well as referring to our Encyclopedia of Sails. We also have a whole section devoted to IRC where you can learn how to measure your boat for IRC and obtain an IRC rating.


Safety Videos


UK Sailmakers is in the midst of posting a library of safety at sea videos; new segments are added every month. Topics to be included, beyond the Quick Stop episodes already posted, are how to launch and right a life raft, how to set and use storm sails, first aid including how to use a skin stapler to close wounds, some basic damage control techniques and more.  More...


Learning Videos & Articles


The first and most important step in tuning the rig is to get the tip of the mast over the center of the boat. If the mast is off to one side, even just a little, it will cause the boat to go better on one tack than the other. This video will show you an easy and accurate way get your mast centered over the boat. More...


Skill Building


This section of the site pulls together articles form our blog archive that focus on building sailing skills. We hope these articles will be helpful to you as you are looking to increase your sailing knowledge and build crucial skill sets. More...





Racing Rules


This section of the site pulls together articles form our blog archive that focus on racing rules. We hope these articles will be helpful to you as you are educating yourself about the various rules of racing. More...


Sail Care


This section of the site pulls together articles form our blog archive that focus on sail care. We hope these articles will be helpful to you as you are looking for the best way to care for and select the sails for your boat. More...


 


Rules Quiz


Test your knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing with the UK Sailmakers Rules Quizzes. The Racing Rules of Sailing are complex and complicated, usually requiring drawings to illustrate the rules applying to a specific situation. In some cases, however, static drawings just aren't enough. More...