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January 1, 2023
Carpe Diem Sailing

Carpe Diem Sailing

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Ep 55: Gybing Single Handed
Ep 55: Gybing Single Handed
Welcome to episode 55 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I go over gybing single handed using an autopilot and no preventer. I plan to do a video on preventers in the future but just like lazy jacks they have their place but I'm personally not a fan. MA...
Published: Jan 01, 2023
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:04:17
Ep 54: Picking Up a Mooring Buoy Part 2
Ep 54: Picking Up a Mooring Buoy Part 2
Welcome to Episode 54 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In my first video on mooring buoys viewers and subscribers made several suggestions outlining alternatives such as how to run the line through the ring, picking up the mooring buoy from the stern and backing ont...
Published: Dec 01, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:04:54
Ep 53: Lowering Main Single Handed
Ep 53: Lowering Main Single Handed
NOTE: This video was shot in calm weather to establish the steps and routine of the manoeuvre. In heavier weather the procedure is slightly modified to suit the conditions. Welcome to Episode 53 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I go over the steps for...
Published: Nov 01, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:03
EP 52: The Airhead Composting Toilet
EP 52: The Airhead Composting Toilet
Welcome to Episode 52 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this episode I talk about making the switch from traditional marine head to composting toilet. I discuss why I made the switch, which brand I went with and I go through the steps I followed to install it in m...
Published: Oct 01, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:59
Ep 51: Navigation: Basic Plotting Part 2: The Running Fix
Ep 51: Navigation: Basic Plotting Part 2: The Running Fix
Welcome to Episode 51 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video, part 2 of Basic Plotting I take you through plotting a running fix and then confirm the fix with GPS. I demonstrate o a paper chart as well as with an animation. I'm always impressed by how accu...
Published: Sep 10, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:28
Ep 50: Marine First Aid Kits
Ep 50: Marine First Aid Kits
Welcome to episode 50 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this episode I offer suggestions and considerations for stocking a marine first aid kit. You can buy a ready made dedicated kit, build your own or modify a commercial kit. Lots of helpful and informative link...
Published: Apr 22, 2022
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:27:24

Watch Carpe Diem Sailing From The Beginning!

Ep 1: Intro to my Channel
Ep 1: Intro to my Channel
Hi and welcome to Carpe Diem Sailing. I'm very excited to introduce you to my new channel. There are lots of great sailing videos on YouTube but I want to create something a bit different. My vision for the channel is to be a bit like a sailing magazine, c...
Published: Sep 02, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:01:20
Ep 2: Inflatable PFD Inspection and Re-arm
Ep 2: Inflatable PFD Inspection and Re-arm
In this episode we talk to a rep from Mustang Survival about how to select an inflatable PFD. We'll then manually deploy one and demonstrate how to re-pack and re-arm a hydrostatic version. Hope you enjoy it, if so please like and subscribe. Re-Arm Kit Bi...
Published: Sep 02, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:17:37
Ep 3: Collision Regulations: Lights and Dayshapes
Ep 3: Collision Regulations: Lights and Dayshapes
Test your knowledge on the lights and day shapes carried by various vessels while at sea. CARPE DIEM SAIL TRAINING www.carpediemsailing.com LEARN TO SAIL PLAYLIST https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0ZXXuQk__sjlIDC-o-8v4evqHkaHqze5 ONLINE COURSES ht...
Published: Sep 28, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:03
Ep 4: Learn to Sail: Part 1: Parts of the Boat  and Sailing Terminology
Ep 4: Learn to Sail: Part 1: Parts of the Boat and Sailing Terminology
Welcome to Ep 4 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 1 of our new series: Learn to Sail. In this video we introduce sailing terminology and the basic parts of the boat with an introduction to standing and running rigging using animations, diagrams and live foot...
Published: Oct 18, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:19
Ep 5: Learn to Sail: Part 2: The Mainsail
Ep 5: Learn to Sail: Part 2: The Mainsail
Welcome to Ep 5 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 2 of our new Learn to Sail series. In this episode we're talking about the Mainsail. We cover the parts of the sail and introduce the concept of reefing or shortening sail for heavier wind. It's a great beg...
Published: Oct 25, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:08:24
Ep 6: Learn to Sail: Part 3: Headsails
Ep 6: Learn to Sail: Part 3: Headsails
Welcome to Ep 6 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 3 of our new Learn to Sail series. In this episode we're talking about Headsails - Jibs & Genoas. We review the parts of the sail and as well as the different types of headsail. We also briefly discuss ...
Published: Nov 17, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:22
Ep 7: Pro Tips: Cooking Safety While at Sea
Ep 7: Pro Tips: Cooking Safety While at Sea
Welcome to Ep 7 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this episode we cover the basics of galley safety when cooking while underway, such as fire fighting equipment but also some principles to keep you from being scalded and thrown about the boat. Water Mist Fire Ext...
Published: Nov 22, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:54
Ep 8: Inflatable Dinghy Repair
Ep 8: Inflatable Dinghy Repair
Welcome to Ep 8 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this episode I do some emergency repairs to my inflatable dinghy while out cruising this past summer. My rubbing strake was coming off and I didn't notice it till just before we left. I bought some very expensive g...
Published: Nov 29, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:05:25
Ep 9: Points of Sail – A Different Perspective
Ep 9: Points of Sail – A Different Perspective
Welcome to Episode 9 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 4 of our Learn to Sail Series. In this video I bring a different perspective to learning the Points of Sail and I discuss the correct way of determining the tack of a sailing vessel. CARPE DIEM SAIL TRA...
Published: Dec 20, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:36
Ep 10: How to Back Up in Control
Ep 10: How to Back Up in Control
Welcome to Episode 10 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I talk about and demonstrate techniques that will enable you to skillfully reverse your sailboat under power. I also discuss all the benefits of being able to comfortably back your boat up under p...
Published: Dec 26, 2019
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:41
Ep 11: Navigation: Tide Tables
Ep 11: Navigation: Tide Tables
Welcome to Episode 11 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I talk about tides and tidal currents. I explain the difference between a tide table and a current table. I go over how to apply the data found in a tide table to the soundings (depths) on your na...
Published: Mar 03, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:41
Ep 12: Sailboat Winch Handling
Ep 12: Sailboat Winch Handling
Welcome to Episode 12 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 5 of our Learn to Sail Series. In this video I cover the different types of winches on sailboats and how to handle them safely and efficiently. CARPE DIEM SAIL TRAINING www.carpediemsailing.com LEARN...
Published: Mar 12, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:55
Ep 14: The Downside of Excessive Heeling
Ep 14: The Downside of Excessive Heeling
Welcome to Episode 14 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I discuss the disadvantages of excessive heeling under sail and how this can significantly hamper sailing performance and affect crew morale. CARPE DIEM SAIL TRAINING www.carpediemsailing.com LE...
Published: Apr 26, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:05:46
Ep 16: Picking Up a Mooring Buoy
Ep 16: Picking Up a Mooring Buoy
Welcome to Episode 16 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I talk about how to pick up a mooring buoy and how and why to rig a lazy line to keep your vessel safe. CARPE DIEM SAIL TRAINING www.carpediemsailing.com LEARN TO SAIL PLAYLIST https://www.youtub...
Published: Jun 18, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:20
Ep 13: Learn to Sail: Part 6: How Sails Work
Ep 13: Learn to Sail: Part 6: How Sails Work
This video is out of order because it was brought to my attention that there was an error which needed to be addressed. YouTube does not allow a re-upload so the original had to be deleted. Welcome to Episode 13 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 6 of our Le...
Published: Jul 16, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:47
Ep 15: Learn to Sail: Part 7: How to Fold (Flake) Sails
Ep 15: Learn to Sail: Part 7: How to Fold (Flake) Sails
This video is out of sequence as it was re uploaded. It was pointed out by eagle eyed viewers that there was an error. That error has been corrected. Thanks for the feedback Welcome to Episode 15 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 7 of our Learn to Sail Seri...
Published: Jul 16, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:04:14
Ep 17: Navigation: Danger Bearings
Ep 17: Navigation: Danger Bearings
Welcome to Episode 17 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I demonstrate how to plot danger bearings and a clearing line and discuss the benefits of such easy to learn and remember navigational techniques. Invaluable in times of GPS or electronic navigati...
Published: Aug 12, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:04:49
Ep18: Learn to Sail: Part 8: Basic Knots
Ep18: Learn to Sail: Part 8: Basic Knots
Welcome to Episode 18 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 8 of our Learn to Sail Series. In this video I cover 6 basic knots every sailor should know. I talk about their uses and demonstrate how to tie them step by step. INDEX Figure Eight 01:02 Reef...
Published: Sep 12, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:12
Ep19: Navigation: Collision Regulations for Recreational Boaters
Ep19: Navigation: Collision Regulations for Recreational Boaters
Welcome to Episode 19 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I show you an easy way to interpret and apply the Rules of the Road or Collision Regulations. Over many years of teaching the Colregs I have developed a method, somewhat like an algorithm, to lear...
Published: Sep 24, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:56
Ep 20: Learn to Sail: Part 9: Raising the Mainsail
Ep 20: Learn to Sail: Part 9: Raising the Mainsail
Welcome to Episode 20 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 9 of our Learn to Sail Series. In this video I go over the steps for raising the mainsail, with an emphasis on safety and efficiency. SHOWNOTES www.carpediemsailing.com/shownotes CARPE DIEM SAIL TRAIN...
Published: Oct 08, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:43
Ep 21: Learn to Sail: Part 10: Unfurling the Headsail
Ep 21: Learn to Sail: Part 10: Unfurling the Headsail
Welcome to Episode 21 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 10 of our Learn to Sail Series. In this video I go over furling and unfurling a headsail. I also discuss using a furling system to reef and I share some tips for worry free furling in all conditions. ...
Published: Oct 22, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:15
Ep 22: Learn to Sail: Part 11: Lowering the Mainsail
Ep 22: Learn to Sail: Part 11: Lowering the Mainsail
Welcome to Episode 22 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 11 of our Learn to Sail Series. In this video I go over the steps for lowering the mainsail, with an emphasis on safety and efficiency. SHOWNOTES www.carpediemsailing.com/shownotes CARPE DIEM SAIL TRA...
Published: Nov 05, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:13
Ep 23: How to Flake a Mainsail
Ep 23: How to Flake a Mainsail
Welcome to Episode 23 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 12 of our Learn to Sail Series. Flaking a mainsail neatly seems to be a universal challenge for many. In this video I show you how to easily and safely flake a mainsail neatly SHOWNOTES www.carpediems...
Published: Nov 19, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:44
Ep 24: Pulling a Knotmeter Transducer in the Water
Ep 24: Pulling a Knotmeter Transducer in the Water
Welcome to Episode 24 of Carpe Diem Sailing. How many of you sailors out there live in fear of pulling out a knotmeter transducer while the boat is in the water, OK maybe not fear so much as a bit of stress. No one wants to sink their boat. If you've nev...
Published: Dec 03, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:38
Ep 25: More Knots & Whipping a Line
Ep 25: More Knots & Whipping a Line
Welcome to Episode 25 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this episode I cover a few more knots: the cleat hitch, a bowline on the bight, the rolling hitch and I whip the end of a line. CARPE DIEM SAIL TRAINING www.carpediemsailing.com LEARN TO SAIL PLAYLIST https...
Published: Dec 17, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:11:01
Ep 26: Learn to  Sail: Part 14: Shortening Sail
Ep 26: Learn to Sail: Part 14: Shortening Sail
Welcome to Episode 26 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 14 of our Learn to Sail Series. In this video I discuss the theory of shortening sail or reefing for heavy weather. I talk about all the reasons why we shorten sail, I cover sail balance and I talk abou...
Published: Dec 31, 2020
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:54
Ep 27: Learn to  Sail: Part 15: Reefing the Main
Ep 27: Learn to Sail: Part 15: Reefing the Main
Welcome to Episode 27 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 15 of our Learn to Sail Series. Building on our last video, where I discussed the theory of shortening sail, in this video I go over the specific steps for tying a reef into a mainsail equipped with a j...
Published: Jan 14, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:32
Ep 28: Crew Overboard Recovery System
Ep 28: Crew Overboard Recovery System
Welcome to Episode 28 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I try out and review a crew overboard recovery system. This 2 in 1 recovery system is advertised to work as a boarding ladder and also a sling for injured or unconscious crew overboard victims. Ch...
Published: Jan 28, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:14:12
Ep 29: Pro Tips: Dealing with Propwalk
Ep 29: Pro Tips: Dealing with Propwalk
Welcome to Episode 29 of Carpe Diem Sailing. Along with wind, propwalk is one of the biggest issues sailors face when docking or undocking their boats but it can also be a very useful tool. Often when propwalk is not well understood the boat appears to ha...
Published: Feb 11, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:45
Ep 30: Navigation: The Nautical Chart
Ep 30: Navigation: The Nautical Chart
Welcome to Episode 30 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this episode I go over nautical charts and how to read one. I cover information found in the title block, scale, projection, depths, elevations, symbols, the compass rose and I briefly discuss digital charts...
Published: Feb 26, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:01
Ep 31: How to Dress for Sailing in Any Weather
Ep 31: How to Dress for Sailing in Any Weather
Welcome to Episode 31 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this episode I go over dressing appropriately for sailing, in fair weather and foul. I cover sun protection as well as dressing in layers when in adverse weather. I also talk about the various fabrics and ma...
Published: Mar 11, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:30:21
Ep 32: Learn to  Sail: Part 16: Coming About or Tacking
Ep 32: Learn to Sail: Part 16: Coming About or Tacking
Welcome to Episode 32 of Carpe Diem Sailing and Part 16 of our Learn to Sail Series. In this video I cover the steps for safely and effectively Coming About or Tacking. The video is broken down into stills and slow motion clips to clearly show what I'm do...
Published: Mar 25, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:08:59
Ep 33: Safety at Sea: Pre-departure Checks and Prep
Ep 33: Safety at Sea: Pre-departure Checks and Prep
Welcome to Episode 33 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I discuss pre-sail checks and preparation. I focus on readiness as a method for avoiding an emergency. SHOWNOTES https://www.carpediemsailing.com/shownotes SAFE BOATING GUIDE https://tc.canada.c...
Published: Apr 08, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:24:24
Ep 34: Safety at Sea: Distress Signals
Ep 34: Safety at Sea: Distress Signals
Welcome to Episode 34 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I discuss 16 internationally recognized distress signals. I start with purposely designed items such as flares and finish with signals that have been adapted such as flames on a vessel. SHOWNOTES...
Published: Apr 22, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:19:10
Ep 35: Pro Tips: Handy Sailing Gear
Ep 35: Pro Tips: Handy Sailing Gear
Welcome to Episode 35 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I talk about a few items of personal sailing gear that I never leave the dock without. Hand Bearing Compass, Marine Binoculars, Harness, Inflatable PFD, Rigging Knife, Head Lamp, Sailing Gloves. ...
Published: May 06, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:23:01
Ep 36: Navigation: The Magnetic Compass
Ep 36: Navigation: The Magnetic Compass
Welcome to Episode 36 of Carpe Diem Sailing. In this video I talk about the magnetic compass and how to convert bearings from true to magnetic and vice versa. I also talk about deviation, what a deviation table is and how to apply deviation to magnetic be...
Published: May 20, 2021
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:06:23