Videos SFS


Welcome to the Stress Free Sailing videos. These videos are available via QR codes throughout the book which can be scanned on one’s phone or tablet. Alternatively you can view them here. I have included the Page number to which each video refers. If you have not got a copy of the book, this can be obtained by Clicking here Certain videos have been password protected.

What readers are saying?
SH. This is the most useful sailing book that I have read. Full of great ideas and a must read for all cruising sailors. I’ll use it frequently as a reference guide.

TY. A great read from someone whose passion for sailing shines through – a small volume packed full of useful tips even for the experienced yachtsman who thinks he knows the ropes inside out.

IF. Some simple but brilliant ideas that nobody else seems to be telling you about. Why have I had to wait this long for a common sense cruising companion?

Password Clue Book readers
The clue to the password can be found on Page 78 of the book Stress Free Sailing – Single & Short Handed Techniques. It is the first word of the Top Tip on this page and is a four letter word. The password is case sensitive.

If you have come here because you have been unable to get the videos to work on your Android as a result of downloading the Kindle version, please note that Amazon Kindle does not currently support video content on Android. Amazon does not say this on their site, they simply say what they do support.

Password Clue eBook readers
You will find the password on the page titled Mediterranean Mooring, with a picture below of boats moored stern to a quay by the Captain’s Cabin Cafe. Top right is a diagramatic for stern to mooring. Below this there is a Top Tip. The password is the first word of the Top Tip and is a four letter word. The password is case sensitive.

Dutch editions, if you want to view the videos on this website please email me (duncan@duncanwells.com) the first word of the Top Tip on Page 78 – it is a 3 letter Dutch word – and I will email you the English password. Again ebooks will find this 3 letter Dutch word on the page titled Mediterranean Mooring, with a picture below of boats moored stern to a quay by the Captain’s Cabin Cafe. Top right is a diagramatic for stern to mooring. Below this there is the Top Tip.

German editions, if you want to view the videos in English on this website please email me (duncan@duncanwells.com) the first word of the Top Tip on Page 78 – it is a 7 letter German word – and I will email you the English password. Again ebooks will find this 7 letter German word on the page titled Mediterranean Mooring, with a picture below of boats moored stern to a quay by the Captain’s Cabin Cafe. Top right is a diagramatic for stern to mooring. Below this there is the Top Tip.

Swedish editions, if you want to view the videos on this website please email me (duncan@duncanwells.com) the first word of the
Top Tip on Page 78 – it is a 5 letter Swedish word – and I will email you the English password. Again ebooks will find this 5 letter Swedish word on the page titled Mediterranean Mooring, with a picture below of boats moored stern to a quay by the Captain’s Cabin Cafe. Top right is a diagramatic for stern to mooring. Below this there is the Top Tip.

Polish editions, if you want to view the videos on this website please email me (duncan@duncanwells.com) the first word of the
Top Tip on Page 78 – it is a 4 letter Polish word – and I will email you the English password. Again ebooks will find this 4 letter Polish word on the page titled Mediterranean Mooring, with a picture below of boats moored stern to a quay by the Captain’s Cabin Cafe. Top right is a diagramatic for stern to mooring. Below this there is the Top Tip.

Page 19 Coiling a rope

Page 21 OXO

Page 23 Setting up slipped lines

Page 28 Basic Seaman’s knots
Page 28 QR code for Basic Seaman's knots 122954796

Page 29a Double figure of eight securing knot

Page 29b Prusik & Klemheist knots
Page 29b QR code for Prusik & Klemheist Knots 122955906

Page 31a Rustler’s hitch
Page 31a QR Code for Rustler's Hitch 122955299

Page 31b Tugboat bowline
Page 31b QR Code for Tugboat Bowline 122956051

Page 36 Tying shoe laces

Page 39 180º Turn
Page 39 QR code for 180 deg turn 122955296

Page 48 Getting off – Bow Bridle
Page 48 QR Code for Getting Off - Bow Bridle 112413700

Page 63 Getting on – Stern Bridle
Page 63 QR code for Getting on Stern Bridle 122418812

Page 67 Getting on – Midship spring
Page 67 QR code for Getting on Midship Spring 122955297

Page 84 Getting on – French fingers
Page 84 QR code for Getting on French Fingers 122955298

Page 93a Sailing in a circle
Page 93a QR code for Sailing in a circle vimeo 123225793

Page 93b Heaving To
Page 93b QR code for Heaving to vimeo 123226022

Page 108 Coding the anchor cable

Page 113 Alpine butterfly knot

Page 119 Coriolis effect

Page 151a MOB retrieval rig options

Page 151b MOB Lifesavers