Knotwork – An Essential Element of Learning To Sail

Posted on March 23, 2016 by under Knots, Sailing Tips

      One of the skills associated with sailing is the ability to tie different knots for different purposes. It should become as second nature to the sailor as being able to trim their sails for the wind direction. Why are there so many knots out there? Different knots have different purposes for different circumstances. […]

Forget GPS – Learn Manual Navigation!

Posted on March 7, 2016 by under Boat maintenance, navigation, Passage Planning

  Last week it came out that the US Navy has added celestial navigation to its officer training programme again. The Royal Navy learned this the hard way recently with its newest ships losing all power at random times due to a design fault and being unable to navigate in sometimes awkward situations! With routine […]