First Aid, Medical First Aid and Medical Care – 3 Boating Courses With Major Differences

Posted on August 24, 2015 by under Boating, First Aid, Sailing Courses

As with navigation and other boating courses, there are different grades of First Aid and medical courses that may come in useful depending on how adventurous your seafaring plans are. Most people don’t stray too far from a place of safety on their yacht, sailing mostly in daylight hours along the coast and thereby only […]

Light Airs Sailing – 4 Skills To Learn To Tackle Dead Calms

Posted on August 17, 2015 by under Boat maintenance, navigation, Passage Planning, Sailing

All sailors have fond memories of a brilliant reach they have done in 10 – 12 knots of wind, sat on the windward rail with a beer in hand, watching the coast scream by as their yacht goes as quick as it is designed to go. Add in some sunshine and you have perfect sailing […]

Why Learning Both Inshore & Offshore Sailing Makes You A Better Sailor

Posted on August 10, 2015 by under Dinghy Sailing, navigation, Sailing, Sailing Courses

There are two forms of sailing – inshore racing and offshore sailing. To be the best sailor it helps to gain experience of both as they compliment each other. This piece will look at what you will get out of each type of sailing discipline and why learning them both together, you will be a […]

Learning To Sail In Challenging Conditions – A Better Way To Learn?

Not every developed sailing nation is as large as the USA, where devoted sailors can head south for the winter as ‘Snowbirds’. Most of us have to put up with the climate we have, and for northern European countries and Canada, this means we will have to put up with long periods of snotty weather. […]