Learning to Sail in Summer v Winter – What are the Key Considerations?

Posted on June 4, 2014 by under First Aid, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Courses

When it comes to sailing, the time of year at which it is done can make all the difference. Sailing in the winter is far less appealing than in the summer for a multitude of reasons but one of the major factors is weather. The summer months should mean warmer weather (and therefore warmer water […]

How To Pick The Right Boat For Your Next Sailing Adventure

Posted on May 28, 2014 by under Day Skipper, First Aid, Motorboats, Sailing

The level of enjoyment experienced while sailing will depend significantly on the type of boat used, or more importantly, whether the sailor in question is capable of sailing it. A boat where the sailor is competent and comfortable will be considerably more enjoyable to sail in than a vessel where they are unsure of all […]

Making Waves – £100,000 Investment Could Get More Kids Involved In UK Sailing Courses

Posted on March 26, 2014 by under Boating, Day Skipper, First Aid, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

A £100,000 donation into a popular sailing scheme could be set to encourage thousands of youngsters to take up sailing in the coming years. The Chesil Trust – which oversees the Sail for a Fiver scheme – received a cheque from Elma Shipley, in memory of her husband Rod who passed away in 2012. The funding […]

How Long Does It Take To Learn To Sail?

Posted on March 5, 2014 by under Boating, Day Skipper, First Aid, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

Sailing can be a tremendous way to relax and have fun on the water, and it probably isn’t as difficult as you might initially think. Plenty of courses and guidance are available when it comes to getting started, from knowing which parts of a boat are which to how to cope with differing weather conditions. […]

What Are The Most Beneficial Sailing Courses I Could Take On?

Posted on February 12, 2014 by under Boating, Day Skipper, First Aid, Sailing

When it comes to learning to sail there are plenty of things to take into consideration, but the fundamental aspect to improving the experience is to learn in the correct manner.There are plenty of different courses available across both the UK and the world for those looking to learn, so picking ones that can be […]

Essential Equipment Needed For Taking Your Boat Out In The Winter

Posted on November 28, 2013 by under Boating, First Aid, Sailing

If you’ve decided to brave the icy climes and take your boat out this winter, it’s advisable to undertake the necessary preparations so that you stay warm, dry and safe. Here are some of the essential pieces of equipment you may wish to consider when taking to the seas in the chilly winter months. #1 […]

Is The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Right For You?

Posted on January 17, 2013 by under First Aid, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

Two things are certain – firstly, you can definitely get started with sailing far faster than many people realise thanks to the wide range of excellent sailing courses available, including practical, theory and online boating courses, and secondly, completing one or more sailing courses is absolutely essential if you are to safely enjoy your experience […]

What Are The Benefits Of An RYA/MCA Sea Survival Course?

Posted on November 13, 2012 by under First Aid, RYA, Sailing Training Courses

Sometimes sailing is not, well, plain sailing. Anyone with any boating experience will almost certainly have encountered unexpected situations whilst at sea, from minor mishaps and illness to more serious problems such as serious accidents, faulty equipment leaving you adrift, or worse. I hope that none of you have had to deal with a serious […]

Why First Aid At Sea Is A Whole Different Kettle Of Cod

Posted on October 31, 2012 by under First Aid, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

I once attended a first aid course in the south of England, and as part of the course we covered sunstroke. In the north of England they cover hypothermia. Which underlines the fact that a first aid course is only as good as the circumstances in which you are likely to find yourself needing to […]