Disabled? You Can Still Out Class The Able Bodied In Sailing…

FACT: You do not have to be able bodied to beat the fleet in sailing. The sport is one of the most egalitarian of all – as much a game of the mind as the body. Women can out sail men, and the disabled can beat able bodied sailors in most dinghy and yacht races. […]

Powerboats and Motor Yachts – Get Trained, Be Safe…

Posted on January 19, 2015 by under Motorboats, Powerboat Courses, RYA, Yacht Racing

Looking at a 50ft ‘gin palace’ with huge engines designed to waft the millionaire owner at 30 knots up the Channel and beyond, you’d be surprised to know you don’t actually need any qualifications to skipper it in the UK. Nor do you need to have a license to bomb around on a jet ski. […]

Why Sailing Isn’t Just For The Wealthy

Posted on January 12, 2015 by under Competent Crew, Dinghy Sailing, Sailing, Sailing Courses

When you see the €10 million team Volvo Ocean Race boats going around the world at speed, or the America’s Cup foiling catamarans screaming around San Francisco Bay, you may be forgiven for assuming that sailing is for rich people with nothing better to do with their time. When you realise that 99% of sailors […]

Racers and Cruisers – How To Learn To Be Either Or Both!

Posted on January 5, 2015 by under Day Skipper, Dinghy Sailing, Sailing Courses, Yacht Racing

Lately you’ll have read a lot on this blog about elite racers blasting across the ocean in races such as the Volvo Ocean Race or around the buoys in the America’s Cup. A lot won’t even aspire to sail on one – they just like sailing for sailing’s sake. In general there are two types […]