Offshore Sailing – The Great Leveller Between Men and Women

Posted on February 23, 2015 by under navigation, Passage Planning, Yacht Racing

In previous blog posts we have looked at how disability shouldn’t be an issue preventing you from competing among the best. This post will look at how women have routinely out competed men in offshore sailing –  when racing offshore, it really doesn’t matter what gender you are, just as long as you can outfox […]

Boating Can Be Dangerous, Learn Some Sea Sense!

Posted on February 16, 2015 by under Boating

One of the reasons many people are hesitant to take to the water is having a lack of control over their fate. Every time you set foot on a boat, you cede control to the powers of nature – even on a gin clear, flat calm day it is an adventure where something could happen. […]

Foiling – The Ultimate Goal Of Fast Sailing?  

Posted on February 9, 2015 by under Dinghy Sailing, Foiling, Sailing, Yacht Racing

In the last Americas Cup the world was captivated by foiling 72ft sailing catamarans that blasted around the San Francisco race circuit at up to twice the speed of the wind. Though foiling boats have been around for many years – in the 70’s the Soviet Union began a hydrofoil passenger service through St Petersburg, […]

Paralympic Sailing Events Dropped – Sign The Petition!  

Posted on February 2, 2015 by under Disabled Sailing, Paralympic Sailing, Yacht Racing

Last week we looked at disabled sailing as a great way for people with disabilities to get afloat and compete on a level playing field with able bodied sportsmen. It is one of the only sports where this happens on a regular basis. On Friday the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that sailing would be […]