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Sailboat masts and rigging

Sailboat mast and rigging maintenance and tuning tips from an accredited marine surveyor. Review these tips to insure years of pleasurable sailing.

Suddenly in command

If there was a sudden emergency and you were left to command the boat back to shore, would you know what to do? Markel helps explore what to do if you are suddenly in command of a boat.

Guide to managing your aquatic risks

Understand the major areas that aquatic managers must address including, principal causes of drowning, staff certification and training, rescue equipment and emergency procedures, and more.

Make sure you have enough boat insurance

Do you have enough boat insurance coverage if you got into a boating accident? Find out how to tell if you and your boat are protected here!

Boat navigation 101

There are many tools to help you navigate your boat so that you can safely reach your destination. Markel offers some tips on the different boat navigation tools available to help you on your way.

Is your aquatics staff ready for the summer?

Simple skills verification, plus an in-service training program will help you increase opportunities for staff to practice their skills.

Tools for Lifeguard training

New philosophies on how lifeguards should scan pools for potential problems.

Keep valuables safe on your boat

The last thing you want to worry about when on the water is losing any valuables you bring onboard. Here are some helpful tips on how you can keep your valuables as safe as possible when on the water.

Tips for tying your boat to the dock

Tying your boat to the dock is important so that it is secure enough not to get damaged by knocking up against the dock. Markel explores some helpful tips on the lines to use and how to tie them.

Basic tips to rigging a sailboat

Preparing for your first sail? It is recommended you take a class to learn about rigging your sailboat. Until then, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when rigging your sailboat.