Various members have passed on the following links for video-based lessons on how to handle your boat in a variety of conditions.
Leaving a dock, in a catamaran, with the wind holding you on
If you happen to own a twin-engine catamaran, or you’re abroad and chartering one, this technique for leaving a dock is worth knowing.
Pivot points when going forward
Do you know how your boat will behave when going forward? Do you know why RIBs tend to back away from a pontoon when leaving? Learn why courtesy of the RYA.
Pivot points when going astern
Do you know how your boat will behave when going astern? Do you know why RIBs tend to back away from a pontoon when leaving? Learn why courtesy of the RYA.
Understanding prop wash / prop walk
Prop walk can catch an inexperienced skipper by surprise, especially when trying to manoeuvre in close quarters (such as docking). Learn what it is, and how to take advantage of it, courtesy of the RYA.
Boat handling in a tidal marina
The tide running through a marina can catch you unaware, and leave you wincing when your boat crunches into something else. Learn how to crab across the tide, courtesy of the RYA.