How to Plane a Dinghy?

Answer Planing is an advanced technique and occurs when your boat skims across the water and overtakes your bow wave - it reduces hull drag and can make you go dramatically fast. This guide will tell you ... Read More »

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How to Tack in a Dinghy?

A tack is the basic turn in a dinghy, where the helmsman (not gender specific) turns the boat around by first turning directly into the wind, then further in the same direction until the desired co... Read More »

How to Repair a PVC Dinghy?

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) endures much in the way of rugged punishment from sun, water and sand without more than a scuff in most instances. However, when a tear happens, a dinghy made of PVC mate... Read More »

How to Recover a Capsized Dinghy?

How to recover a dinghy after it's capsized. For clarity, mentions of the dagger board here also apply for a centerboard where applicable. Once you realise that a capsize is imminent, it is very im... Read More »

How to Set the Sail Correctly in a Dinghy?

Setting the sail correctly + using the telltales