Every sailor knows that learning to be a better sailor is a journey that never ends! At Modern Sailing School & Club, our commitment to providing sailors new ways to acquire and sharpen their skills is also ongoing - and goes well beyond offering ASA Courses and Sailing Skills Clinics.
The FREE Member Resources articles available on our website supplement the many opportunities we provide for learning. Our goal is to provide content that the sailing community will find interesting, inspiring, and useful.
Steer Our Member Resources Content - Take the Survey!
What sailing topics would you enjoy learning more about? We'll prioritize our upcoming content (articles and videos) based on your responses to this brief survey. We value and appreciate your input! Nonetheless, we may prioritize a few topics that are essential to know for safety reasons.
Survey Results as of October 15, 2020
Survey respondents have the option to select multiple topics that they are interested in learning more about. Here's how their responses ranked as of 10/15/2020.
|RANKING||PROPOSED TOPIC||RESPONSE RATIO||PUBLICATION DATE||CONTENT TYPE|
|1||Light wind sail trim tips||58.8%||Published - Click to View||Article|
|1||Catamaran sailing and maneuvering tips||58.8%||TBD||TBD|
|2||How to safely jibe in high wind||52.9%||
|3||How to find your way back to MSC in the dark or fog||47%||Published - Click to View||Article|
|3||5 Essential Knots||47%||Coming Soon||Video|
|4||How to retrieve a stuck anchor||41.1%||Coming Soon||Article|
|4||Battery care / power management||41.1%||Published - Click to View||Article|
|4||Crew overboard recovery tips||41.1%||TBD||TBD|
|5||Sail care tips||35.2%||Published - Click to View||Article|
|6||Safety tips to avoid common injuries on a sailboat||29.4%||Pubished - Click to View||Article|
|6||How to put a boat away at the end of your charter||29.4%||Coming Soon||Video|
When asked whether they had a preference between written articles, videos, or either/both, respondents indicated:
|WRITTEN ARTICLES||YOUTUBE VIDEOS||EITHER / BOTH|
Our goal is to publish at least one new article or video per month on the above topics! We'll add tentative publication dates to the table above soon.
Become a Content Contributor!
You don't need a captain's license to share your knowledge and experience with the Modern Sailing community. We welcome contributions from our members. Have you filmed or written any content related to any of the above topics, or other sailing-related topics? Let us know! We'll contact you to discuss file sharing, editing, and publication.
You can also share your photos, videos, or documents by using our safe and simple file upload form.
For a great example of sailors sharing their knowledge, watch this video recorded by MSC members Tim Welch and Bob Aucone as they practiced and demonstrated their newly acquired Angel Island / Ayala Cove mooring skills.