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John N. Jamieson

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Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Captain John recently directed the seamanship and chart navigation departments at the internationally acclaimed Charles F. Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida, where he taught on-the-water techniques on a fleet of 14 sailing and power vessels. He has taught navigation, seamanship, and small boat handling for the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy Special Forces. He holds master and mate licenses for both power and sail. He is the author of the newly released, blockbuster skipper's guide "Seamanship Secrets", from International Marine/McGraw-Hill.

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Learn to sail faster and easier when you understand sailboat rigging terms used today in sailing. Sailing terms might seem a bit daunting, but learn these select few and you will be on your way to

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

Look at today's blazing hot sailboat market, and you could find some super deals. But buyer beware! The real cost of owning a sailboat could be more than you think. Follow these easy sailing tips for

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

Learn to sail like a pro when you understand how to use marine flares for sailing safety. Imagine that you are out sailing and discover water flooding into your boat. Within minutes, your batteries

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

If you want to learn to sail like a pro, practice the art of yin and yang. Remember those old Kung Fu movies where the wise master talks to the "Grasshopper" about having balance? Yin and yang? Wax

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

Learn to sail with confidence when you know the safe, easy way to put sailboat winches to work. These mechanical devices save you time and effort and help you trim sails for power and speed. Read on

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

When you learn to sail, you will hear different sailboat terms like monohull, catamaran, sloop, cutter, ketch or yawl. But just what does this sailing terminology mean? Follow this easy guide to look

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

Want to learn to sail? Step aboard a sailboat and you will experience a whole new world of boating. But just how different will it be and what can you expect to experience? Here are seven ways to get

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

How can you keep your boat or sailing crew safe when working a docking line under high tension? Make sure you put these three golden safety rules into play aboard your small power or sailboat today!

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

Learn how to sail like a pro when you know the sailing tips you need for survival at sea. Not many things put fear into a sailor like water flooding into a boat. Unless you can find the source of the

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

What top ten sailing tips will help you enjoy sailing in the most fun and safe way? You might be surprised to know that it all starts long before you step aboard your sailboat. Use these little known

Travel & Leisure> Sailing l 2 years ago

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