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 […]

19 Essential Checks When Buying a Second Hand Boat

Posted on March 24, 2014 by under Buying A Boat

Before you can sail away in the used boat of your dreams, there are a host of structural and technical areas you should examine, to avoid being financially drained by repair work in the long term. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) strongly recommends you employ a marine surveyor before committing to a purchase, so that […]

How to Buy a Second Hand Boat

Posted on March 21, 2014 by under Buying A Boat

Owning a boat is a real joy, and the rewards are many – exhilaration, relaxation, experience, romance, and endless incredible memories. But boat ownership requires time, money and patience.   Your sights – and budget – may be set on a small trailer-able boat, or you may have the time and funds for a traditional […]

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 […]

Best Sailing Events For Beginners To Put Their Skills To Work

Posted on March 12, 2014 by under Boating, Competition, Competitions, Sailing

Take the forces of nature and combine them with some practical knowledge and you’ve got the recipe for an exciting hobby. The appeal of sailing is certainly not difficult to understand. The opportunity to get outside and try your hand at taming the seas is something which people all over the world are taking advantage […]

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. […]