Learn How to Sail: A Step-by-Step Guide to SAILING

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Josh Post

2 vjet më parë

Join me on a comprehensive sailing lesson. I teach you the basics you need to know to begin sailing, from vocabulary and parts of the boat to getting underway and understanding sailing maneuvers.
Boat: 1980 Capri 25
Panasonic G85
GoPro Hero 5
Audio: RØDE VideoMicro (on camera); GoPro crappy onboard mic; and Zoom H1 (voiceover)
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro
Edited on Final Cut Pro X
Thanks for watching!
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David Kless
David Kless 2 vjet më parë
The greatest video on how to sail on ALnets. Subscribed! Thank you sir!! I've been sailing a dozen or so times with a mad captain that's not the best at explaining things. I just do what I'm told and live in constant fear, but he mixes good rum & coke drinks for me. I don't know why he puts me up at foredeck I just end up grenading that area.
War Planner
War Planner 2 muaj më parë
Hold on, Frank! It might be a wrong number!
professorbuglefarts1 2 muaj më parë
@Nick P Blimey mate, you hit the nail on the head. I taught m'self, there's no bloody way I'd let a pack of rich turds from a royal yacht club look down their nose at my grimy bote. A Chesterfield in the cockpit, a bonny lass on each knee, and who gives a damn if I'm sailing slightly imperfectly. Boating, whiskey, women, and cigars in that order are the spice of life. Cheerio!
SCC IT0001360
SCC IT0001360 5 muaj më parë
Me too mate
David Kless
David Kless 6 muaj më parë
I live in the Great Lakes region of the USA and it’s just a fun/slang term to mean “mess up”. Kind of how like people say “my kids destroy the house after I clean it”. The kids didn’t literally destroy anything but just made a mess of things.
Nick P
Nick P 6 muaj më parë
Dave Vito, I agree nothing like looking death in the face, you are about to drown, get eaten by sea creatures, have no idea what you are doing and some crazed lunatic with a masters in suicide is screaming at you for not getting a rope correct. Any wonder why I just want to potter around on the bay, put a chesterfield couch in the cockpit, piss fart around like Jack Aubrey and not join a club full of these masochists. If I want to go fast and win guess what my big Aussie V8 is doing. This is a beautiful instructional video. No blood pressure issues likely. 🇦🇺
Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor Ditë më parë
Somebody got a pen and a piece of paper I can borrow, I gotta write something down ha ha. Actually all kidding aside I always wondered about sailing and how a sail boat could sail in anything but the wind in your back. This was very informative, not over technical and with some study these sailing terms and basic knowledge could have anyone sailing in no time. Good job 👍
Chuck Heinze
Chuck Heinze 2 ditë më parë
I just turned 73. Am I too old to sail? I’ve been out sailing with a friend on the Susquehanna River in Havre de Grace. Really enjoy it. I’m in very good health. Am I too old ?
Josh Post
Josh Post 2 ditë më parë
No one is too old. I’ve seen people sailing in wheelchairs. You can do it!
Sannidhi Jhala
Sannidhi Jhala 2 ditë më parë
The best video on the topic! Thanks - this really puts a lot of my theoretical understanding into context. Subscribed to your channel :)
Josh Post
Josh Post 2 ditë më parë
Thank you!!
gregory fietz
gregory fietz 2 ditë më parë
Howabout showing the wind direction with your arm as you tack ? That is my biggest mystery to envisage . Excellent instruction video ! !
anto torrens roig
anto torrens roig 3 ditë më parë
Great video for new skippers and perfect for the no English speaking people!?!!!👌
SmarT Odd
SmarT Odd 3 ditë më parë
This was Fantastic - practical on the job training - everything I've been watching and reading came together in this video - really well done and thorough - Thank You very much
Havennew WooD
Havennew WooD 7 ditë më parë
Many thanks, please put a life jacket on.
Smudge 7 ditë më parë
How do you trim the sales when gybing
Solomon Réal
Solomon Réal 7 ditë më parë
my boat is sinking what do I ??!
Solomon Réal
Solomon Réal 7 ditë më parë
Lali 8 ditë më parë
Hey great video! thanks for the explanation, what kind of license do you recommend me to get to sail around the world? for it to be international! at least in Europe
Roger Scott
Roger Scott 8 ditë më parë
An excellent video tutorial. I am looking forward already to attempting to put my new found knowledge into practice. Thank you for lighting my fire which I trust will make my dreams reality!
Raphael Gman
Raphael Gman 8 ditë më parë
I woke up this morning and out of the blue wanted to know how to sail, after this video I'm confident enough to try although I know I needs lots of experience. Thank you so much
Joao E. F. Castel-Branco
Joao E. F. Castel-Branco 9 ditë më parë
Thanks for lovely first basic lesson of sailing
Ferda Aydin
Ferda Aydin 10 ditë më parë
Great video 🕉🙏
Faye Baker
Faye Baker 10 ditë më parë
Wow, I feel like you have taught me to sail in 25 minutes. Now I know what all those ropes are for and how to use them.
Magnum BS
Magnum BS 11 ditë më parë
Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy! Snug up that main sale! Get the those sloppy wrinkles out!!!
dirtydogg06 12 ditë më parë
Thanks for this vid bud I’ve learnt alot from watching this! Awesome stuff
Irfan H
Irfan H 12 ditë më parë
Anyone notice the fish in the boat 15:34
Rick Mentore
Rick Mentore 13 ditë më parë
I really enjoy this video, sailing is not that complicated, would you say? What kind of boat is that, it seems like its small enough to start learning to sail on.
Josh Post
Josh Post 13 ditë më parë
Thanks Rick. Boat is a Capri 25. I think it's a perfect sized boat to learn on. You might even want to try a smaller boat, like 18 to 20 ft, at first, especially if planning to sail alone. But you can soon advance to something like 25 ft boat after just 2 or 3 outings.
Oleg Yurkov
Oleg Yurkov 13 ditë më parë
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Ervin Gričnik
Ervin Gričnik 14 ditë më parë
How big sail boat is still possible to handle on your own?
Ervin Gričnik
Ervin Gričnik 12 ditë më parë
@Josh Post I've passed my boating license now during the quarantine. I know how to determine a direction on the map. How do you apply this direction when on the boat using only a compass and no electronic devices? Do you have a video about that?
Josh Post
Josh Post 13 ditë më parë
Hey Ervin, the good thing about sailing is that nearly anything is possible. I assume there are people who have gone solo on boats over 50 ft, 60 ft, and over. I personally had a 38 ft sailboat that I sailed solo and it was doable, but I wouldn't want to go much larger than that if alone. Thanks for the comment.
Poly Hexamethyl
Poly Hexamethyl 14 ditë më parë
25:09 What do you do if you accidentally let go of the halyard and it disappears up to the top of the mast and you can't reach it?
odysseuskonig 15 ditë më parë
first time I put my feet on a sailing boat was 39 years ago and navigated at random ever since.. but never seen a clearer and easier explanation . great teacher!
Daniel Morozin
Daniel Morozin 18 ditë më parë
The best video on how to sail on ALnets that I have ever seen. Recommended! Thank you Josh Post!
psychmike 21 ditë më parë
great video to watch for a newb interested and wishing...
Dennis Mathias
Dennis Mathias 21 ditë më parë
This was good! Kind of confusing why starboard tack you move to port..have to remember that.
Peter van Ginneken
Peter van Ginneken 22 ditë më parë
Josh, I see you had to run up front to retrieve the sailtie before running up the headsail. There is a neat trick that will let you do all that from the safety of the cockpit. What you do is roll up your headsail from the clew towards the headstay and sling the halyard underneath. Make sure the clew is in front of he halyard. now tension the halyard and it will lift up and hold the entire headsail off the deck. Now when you want to raise it you can just pull on the jibsheet, undoing your bundle and letting the sail fall onto the deck and then raise it without ever going forward. Sorry that I can't provide you with a video but try it and with a little practice you'll get it. Keep up the good work.
John Wright
John Wright 22 ditë më parë
Thanks Josh. I'm going to get my other half to watch this one. She is still a bit daunted by sailing even after a one week trip on our Great Barrier Reef (in our Jarcat6). This will help.
neo stiv
neo stiv 24 ditë më parë
What ship would you recommend to travel the world?
jake ledger
jake ledger 15 ditë më parë
How much experience do you have?
John Seamans
John Seamans 24 ditë më parë
DragonBOrn 24 ditë më parë
eduardo monteclar
eduardo monteclar 26 ditë më parë
Thank you
i am not i
i am not i 26 ditë më parë
Hey, this is cool!!! Thank you.
V P 26 ditë më parë
Great explanation and demonstration!
Kevin Searle
Kevin Searle 27 ditë më parë
Fantastic video ! Superb thank you 👍🏻
Cecilia Moore
Cecilia Moore 28 ditë më parë
The plain farm wailly bless because pump controversly moor circa a pink east. polite, mute dream
Willow curless
Willow curless Muaj më parë
I love your video! Have watched it over and over!
befrank befrank
befrank befrank Muaj më parë
Thanks. Good coaching for beginners. Regards from Antonio, Goa, the state of India
Bob Clayton
Bob Clayton Muaj më parë
Green Destiny
Green Destiny Muaj më parë
Great video 👍🏻
Blake Miller
Blake Miller Muaj më parë
Thank you Josh. I really appreciate this video.
Eddie Tejeda / Eddie_king27
Eddie Tejeda / Eddie_king27 Muaj më parë
Thank you so much! God bless you !
Rob Grune
Rob Grune Muaj më parë
well done. simple and clear. should be required viewing as pre-school for sailing classes.
Tony Lambdon
Tony Lambdon Muaj më parë
Easy to follow. Might be better to start the motor and leave it in neutral before dropping the sails. If you drop the sails and the motor doesn't start . . .
John Wright
John Wright 22 ditë më parë
He started the motor before dropping the main.
dry509 Muaj më parë
Thank you. Where are you btw?
Josh Post
Josh Post 17 ditë më parë
Thanks. This was Annapolis, Maryland. I was there while in the Navy but now I'm in CA. Cheers!
Mario S
Mario S Muaj më parë
Great job Josh. You made that look simple enough that the shyest tyro should be bold enough to give it a go.
David Rutledge
David Rutledge Muaj më parë
Great instructions. Thanks!
Karl Edmonstone
Karl Edmonstone Muaj më parë
Thanks! Great video. 🤙
Patricia OHerlihy
Patricia OHerlihy Muaj më parë
Wonderful! Thx!
Badr Badr
Badr Badr Muaj më parë
Very good👍
knnyNmo Muaj më parë
Excellent sailing 101 class. Highly recommended!!!
Tim Hodge
Tim Hodge Muaj më parë
Hey Josh thanks for this. 2020 and other things had me buying a 28ft boat, taking two RYA courses to get the hang of it and now upgrading a solid boat ( but dated) for next year sailing in Solway Firth, Scotland and hopefully beyond. This was the first sailing video I watched and I use it frequently so I don't forget what was on the course. I have a long way to go but you did a great job of this as far as I am concerned and it was appreciated. Have a good Christmas
AlexF Muaj më parë
Kjared Collins
Kjared Collins Muaj më parë
William Adams
William Adams Muaj më parë
Come on folks! hit that subscribe. One point eight million views and 54K subscribers. THE best intro video to sailing so well done Josh.
Josh Post
Josh Post Muaj më parë
Thanks William!
Angela C
Angela C Muaj më parë
Why didn't you sail back to the dock? (Total noob here) Was it impossible to use the direction of the wind that day to go back to the dock?
Josh Post
Josh Post Muaj më parë
Anything is possible. When I first learned to sail in an 18 ft boat, there wasn't an engine, so I sailed back to the dock each time. It's just a bit more difficult and can take a lot longer if wind is not cooperating. Plus, where my dock is (in this video), it's in a very narrow cove and would be quite difficult to tack if need be to get back. Nonetheless, it's good to challenge yourself a bit and sail back to the dock once in awhile. Thanks for watching!
Going with The Flo
Going with The Flo Muaj më parë
Just want to say thank you for making this video. I watched it the 1st time back in Nov 2019 and have watched a few more times since then. Very well done and easy to understand !! I started on a 14' boat, then a 25' boat and now on a 32' and it all started from this video , so thank you Josh!!!
Josh Post
Josh Post Muaj më parë
Wow, thank you!
Beyond the Backyard
Beyond the Backyard Muaj më parë
Awesome video, very well explained. I dream of sailing one day
Anthony Cleeton
Anthony Cleeton Muaj më parë
Thanks for the video. I'm new to sailing and submit to knowing nothing about it. Your video contains a lot of info to take in, so I'll be watching this one another few times to come to terms with all the language, manouvres, etc. Its great!
Pale Writer
Pale Writer Muaj më parë
Very well done -- I must agree with so many comments already to that effect. As much as I've read of old sailing tales, I've never had (or arranged) the opportunity to sail, but I always thought I should know at least the basics, in case it ever arises. So there's the unabashed admission of - not even yet a NOOB - which may explain why this may be a stupid question: You point out the danger of your going forward when alone, as there's nobody manning the till, but it SEEMS so obvious: why don't you simply tie the tiller in place before you venture forth - so at least nothing will make any fast, unexpected, jolting moves?
tina ngoni
tina ngoni Muaj më parë
thanks a million Josh, very profound and useful.
BB Muaj më parë
Awesome Josh - always wanted to sail and brought a tiny 14' yacht to learn on recently. Haven't taken her out yet but have been looking for good instructional video to show me the sheets (see what I did there). Such a great video - clear, concise and comprehensive 5 stars! Only bit I didn't understand was the bit at the end about taking a lesson. Doesn't seem necessary now? I can SAIL!!!
BobbyBigTimes Muaj më parë
Great job & great video! Thank you for sharing, get my first sailboat next year!
Delta Hunter
Delta Hunter Muaj më parë
This is my second time here.. Just for refresh. Should have more video on the lesson. Thanks.
Ghost Mane
Ghost Mane Muaj më parë
AHHH My head hurts!
earthstick Muaj më parë
What is the largest boat a person could expect to be able to sail single handed? And what do you do about sleeping?
Rick Smith
Rick Smith Muaj më parë
I"ve never sailed but feel like I"ve learned so much from this video to get me ready for the sailing classes I have coming up. Thanks!!
Declean Brown
Declean Brown Muaj më parë
i love this video, i used to own an amazing little boat called Lucy, named her after my wife, i lost her to cancer. When am out with her, thats about one of the only things that soaths me, and this terrible year happened, so i had to sell it. coming to watch this video has been my only comfort and vice, lol. 2020 really has no comparison, and am glad its coming to an end. I also lost my job and life looked so miserable to me. i was loosing hope and faith but i kept on looking up to God because i know he never fails. well, it wasnt all bad, today i have an amazing company and Three bigger boats and they are named after my wife, my beautiful daughter and a dear friend or liberator, Alexis, depending on how you look at it, and i will forever be grateful to God and my friend Alexis Susan Welsh, this woman made me what i am today financially . She introduced me to a bitcoin Blockchain group and i have never for once regreted working with them. if you wish to reach out to her here is her email support@alexissusanwelsh. com, i tell everyone about her and how she really changed my life and i am very grateful to God for bringing her into my life. I pray for everyone out there, may the water be kind to you.
Erica Wills
Erica Wills Muaj më parë
this has been great for me so far!! thanks a lot Declean
Howard Pine
Howard Pine Muaj më parë
thank you declean for the amazing opportunity you have given me
Loriatta Campbell
Loriatta Campbell Muaj më parë
thanks so much!!! i needed this, she has been nothing but amazing to me, and to be honest, i love where this is going, and the progress has been somewhat astonishing
I AM BORIS Muaj më parë
I’ve had my first sailing lesson today. When I watched your video it helped me to make an order in my head!
Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers Muaj më parë
Superb instruction. Thanks for posting.
Chelsey Kretai
Chelsey Kretai Muaj më parë
Great video! Just spent my first summer sailing on our Abbott 22. This was great to watch to reassure myself that we were doing everything right, and that we knew what we were talking about :). Would be interested in seeing more about optimizing the sail shape, if I need to use the boom vang, and where on the traveler to place the block for the main sheet.
Lengoc Long
Lengoc Long Muaj më parë
Nguyenle Phuonganh
Nguyenle Phuonganh Muaj më parë
Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .
Floki Muaj më parë
So without a motor you cant go home. Got it.
Paulo Jorge Niza Escaleira
Paulo Jorge Niza Escaleira Muaj më parë
hi, do you teach to sail with a chart? read charts? thank you for this vídeo . see you
Ismael Diaz
Ismael Diaz Muaj më parë
Thanks for sharing so much knowledge!!! I was wondering what do you think about a 100% Sailboat ( if I can call it that way. ) meaning no motor ... what are the cons and pros
Antony Denahy
Antony Denahy Muaj më parë
Watched 6 seconds then stopped - just after "What is up?" Can't stand that phrase.
blusta24 Muaj më parë
An absolute Brilliant vid 👌 Nothing but pure and simple layman's terms
Physical Graffiti Sedona, AZ
Physical Graffiti Sedona, AZ Muaj më parë
Wonderful information.
Chjp 234
Chjp 234 Muaj më parë
What is the make and model of this boat? Yr?
Ramius Z
Ramius Z 2 muaj më parë
That looks a lot like Connecticut, where is this guy from?
Ramius Z
Ramius Z Muaj më parë
@Josh Post Ok, thats sort of the north east. I lived in CT for a little while and it looked exactly like that.
Josh Post
Josh Post Muaj më parë
Hi. It's Annapolis, Maryland. :)
Salem Abualrous
Salem Abualrous 2 muaj më parë
I love this video
jeansmedegaard100 2 muaj më parë
dear josh, I live in denmark, we sail a lot, never never learn others how to sail with no west on, my good, you are running around on the deck all alone.
Aslan Alkanli
Aslan Alkanli 2 muaj më parë
This is probably one of the best sailing videos I watched . Very informative, great for beginners and step by step teaching . Thank you.
Sail Fish 'n Dive - Seychelles
Sail Fish 'n Dive - Seychelles 2 muaj më parë
Very insightful! Thanks
Lanang Mabor Budak Kampung
Lanang Mabor Budak Kampung 2 muaj më parë
how to break the boat, mean to stop ...b
Nate 2 muaj më parë
Yeah yeah I'm listening but where do you put your mattress on the boat?
Horton Farms
Horton Farms 2 muaj më parë
Looks like Annapolis.
Josh Post
Josh Post Muaj më parë
Yes, Sir. :)
Zübeyr Kader
Zübeyr Kader 2 muaj më parë
This is the textbook example of the word fabulous
Christopher Simmins
Christopher Simmins 2 muaj më parë
Great basic sailing instructions...Your clear concise calm training language, made it all a pleasure to understand.
War Planner
War Planner 2 muaj më parë
Great video, Josh!! Between this video and the movie Captain Ron and I'm ready for El Caribe! Or, at least Pirates of the Caribbean! Yo ho, yo ho, a sailor's life for me!
Joe Pedro
Joe Pedro 2 muaj më parë
Simply amazing video! I've been itching to take some lessons on sailing. I've been sailing a few times and the process, along with the naturalness of it all has been intriguing me to learn more. Love being out on the water and I typically kayak on my Hobie at least 3 times a week in the Spring/Summer. Looking forward to upgrading my boating toys with a small sailboat. Thanks so much for prepping me for my future sailing lessons. At the very least, understanding the terminology is a huge win.
Josh Post
Josh Post 2 muaj më parë
Thank you Joe! Good luck with future lessons.
David Zeev-Sucarrat
David Zeev-Sucarrat 2 muaj më parë
Nice lessons
Isaac lim
Isaac lim 2 muaj më parë
I've literally never learnt so much in 25 minutes my whole life - Great beginners guide to some basics. Thank you.
Salt Travel Co
Salt Travel Co 2 muaj më parë
That was a great video!!! Very thorough, comprehensive and nicely done. Cheers!
Kevin McLaren
Kevin McLaren 2 muaj më parë
Very new at sailing. I’ve been out twice with the local club. This is the best explanation I’ve seen
Josh Post
Josh Post 2 muaj më parë
Glad it was helpful! Thank you!
1k Subscribers From Commenting?
1k Subscribers From Commenting? 2 muaj më parë
this is cool, ima become a pirate now
rlof kln
rlof kln 2 muaj më parë
I really enjoyed your clear approach to explaining the art of sailing.Im in my 60s ,decent shape and finally ready and able to pursue this.Yes I subscibed .
Riddick 2 muaj më parë
Love the video for a person like me that's thinking about buying a sailboat and all the names of the boat thank you bro
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