Anchoring, Tacking and Docking – The Basics Of How To Handle A Sailboat

Posted on June 25, 2014 by under Powerboat Courses, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Courses

Learning to sail is a story of steady progression from a complete novice to an experienced sailor and it all comes with practice. It begins with learning the very basics, from knowing which parts of a boat are which, to the laws and regulations that govern sailing. Aspects such as first aid and survival at […]

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 […]

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 National Safe Boating Week Looks To Promote Sailing Safety

Posted on May 21, 2014 by under RYA, Sailing

The water can be a powerful enemy for many sailors, and even those who have trained and studied meticulously are not free from danger. National Safe Boating Week is promoted to enhance the experience of those that spend time out on the water sailing. It aims to highlight the dangers and help to teach sailors […]

Distance Learning Boating Courses – How Can They Help Me On The Water?

Once the basics of sailing are mastered, it’s time to move on to the more complex aspects of spending time on the water. That means learning the essentials of navigation and seamanship, from safety aspects to avoiding collisions and setting an appropriate course. It is assumed that all of the basic aspects will have been […]

What Do East Marine Plans Mean For Boating?

Posted on April 16, 2014 by under Boating, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Courses

New marine plans for the future of the seas around the UK could have a large impact on sailing and recreational boating. The plans from the Marine Management Organisation should see a change to the way that marine plans are developed in relation to sailing activities. They mean any potential developments must not adversely affect […]

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 […]

Advanced Sailing Courses – What Exactly Do They Offer?

Posted on March 19, 2014 by under RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

After the basics of sailing are mastered comes the process of developing the necessary skills and techniques that are required to improve. As with most things in life, plenty of practice is required in order to become a better sailor and that is where advanced sailing courses can be useful. The clue really is in […]

What Sailing Courses Exist for the Disabled?

The thrill of sailing is something that is not just limited to those who are able-bodied, as various organisations are in place to ensure that everyone enjoys their time on the water. For people with a vast range of disabilities, sailing enables them to try something a little bit different and to experience the thrills of […]

What Type Of Legacy Has The Olympics Left Behind For The Sport Of Sailing?

Posted on January 22, 2014 by under kayaking, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

The euphoria surrounding the Olympics in the UK boosted the profiles of many sports, and sailing was no different. Throughout the build-up, and during the Games themselves, the government and sporting figures alike spoke of building a legacy for the future of sport in Britain. However, some of these legacies are more difficult to see than […]