How to Turn Your Sailboat in a Tight Marina

Turning your boat in a tight marina can be intimidating if you don’t know the secret.

The Secret to Turning Around in a Tight Marina

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It’s pretty simple really, you just make propwalk work for you using a combination of propwalk and bursts in forward gear always leaving the rudder to starboard.

Watch the Animation below.

There is an additional secret to doing this in extremely high wind conditions which we reveal in our Maneuvering Under Power Course.

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Last updated on July 7th, 2022