US Fatalities at Sea – Learn to Sail Safely!

  The 2015 US Coast Guard (USCG) safety statistics have been released and there is a clear (if not obvious) message – those without instruction in boating safety are far more at risk of fatal accidents than those who have had training. Another issue is that intoxication at sea is a killer too. USCG Statistics […]

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 […]

3 Short Boating Courses To Consider Ahead Of A Longer Passage  

Posted on March 31, 2015 by under First Aid, navigation, Passage Planning, Sailing Courses

Going to sea is ultimately about self reliance. The further you plan to go the less of a chance of being bailed out should you really get into trouble. Even the fastest rescue helicopters can only go 150mph so 300 miles out to sea you’re 2 hours from being rescued, and they are limited in […]

Preparing To Sail In Rough Conditions – Key Points To Consider?

Posted on October 8, 2014 by under Boat maintenance, First Aid, Sailing, Sailing Courses

Sailing is all about knowing your limits, but despite the best efforts to avoid rough conditions, there can still be times when managing a vessel in rough seas is required. Plenty of consideration of a wide range of factors is required and all can have an impact on safety and the overall experience for a […]

What Skills Do You Need To Compete In The Sailing Champions League?

Posted on October 1, 2014 by under Day Skipper, First Aid, Sailing, Sailing Courses, Yacht Racing

The concept of a Sailing Champions League is a new one in the sailing world, but not to the sporting world in general. Football already has its premier tournament, while cricket has also expanded its boundaries to introduce the Champions League Twenty20 in recent years. The former is limited to only the best sides in […]

The RYA – The Next Level Of Sailing Development

Posted on August 27, 2014 by under Day Skipper, First Aid, RYA, Sailing Courses

Once the decision to try out sailing is made, the next part of the process involves finding the right people to help you get started. Learning the basics is simple enough, given that there are a huge number of available courses up and down the length of the country. These are perfectly placed to help […]

Why First Aid Training Is Such An Essential Part Of Learning To Sail

Posted on August 13, 2014 by under Boating, First Aid, Sailing

For any budding sailor, there are numerous skills which need to be acquired. Aside from the practical knowledge of how to sail specific vessels, those who take to the water must also be trained in first aid. Here we look at just why first aid training is so important when learning to sail: Why do […]

The 3 Most Underrated Sailing Skills That Every New Starter Needs To Learn

Posted on August 6, 2014 by under First Aid, Sailing, Sailing Courses

When learning to sail, mastering the basics is incredibly important as it develops the platform from which all future learning will be based. Sailing courses will focus on these aspects to ensure that people are aware of what they are doing – but there are some skills that are absolutely essential, especially if sailors wish […]

Safety At Sea – What A Sailor Cannot Afford To Ignore

Posted on July 16, 2014 by under Boating, First Aid, RYA, Sailing

The best sailing experiences are those which are done in a safe fashion and in the right conditions – but what are the real essentials of safety at sea? Sailing can be a tricky hobby to participate in if it is not done in a safe way – the sea can be tremendously powerful and […]

Being A Boat Owner – What Are The Key Safety Regulations I Need To Know

Posted on June 18, 2014 by under First Aid, RYA, Sailing

Owning a boat has plenty of rules and regulations that must be adhered to, covering various aspects of legislation and safety. A boat must be registered for use on inland waterways such as rivers and canals and this is deemed as any vessel, with or without a motor. This covers river boats, sailing boats, canal […]