The Importance Of Learning Marine Meteorology

Posted on January 4, 2016 by under Motorboats, Passage Planning, Sailing, Sailing Courses

This weekend coming I’m taking my partner on a sailing experience day to see if she could enjoy the sport enough for us to buy a Drascombe Lugger and spend the summer months cruising the Channel and south coast of England. My ideal weather conditions would be a southerly Force 4 in blazing sunshine so […]

Powerboats and Motor Yachts – Get Trained, Be Safe…

Posted on January 19, 2015 by under Motorboats, Powerboat Courses, RYA, Yacht Racing

Looking at a 50ft ‘gin palace’ with huge engines designed to waft the millionaire owner at 30 knots up the Channel and beyond, you’d be surprised to know you don’t actually need any qualifications to skipper it in the UK. Nor do you need to have a license to bomb around on a jet ski. […]

What Skills Do You Need To Become A Competent Powerboat Driver?

Posted on November 5, 2014 by under Motorboats, Powerboat Courses, RYA

Powerboats can be a lot of fun but becoming a competent driver requires a considerable amount of training. Manoeuvres in the water are far more complex than on land and the traffic is a great deal more varied. Learning to control a powerboat is not only a matter of building on existing experience; it is […]

The Skills Required To Motorboat Safely

Posted on July 9, 2014 by under Motorboats, Powerboat Courses

Safety when out on the water is paramount for anyone out boating, but those using motorboats need to take particular care. The vessels they use are exceptionally powerful – even if they are relatively small in size – and situations can quickly develop if they are not operated in a safe fashion. As a result, […]

Europe’s Top Boating Locations

Posted on July 2, 2014 by under Boating, Motorboats, RYA, Sailing

The UK has plenty of beautiful waterways and coastline just begging to be explored, but for anyone looking a little further afield, Europe also has plenty to offer. Many locations are only a short plane journey away, while others are within driving distance; and with many top quality marinas to be found, the options for […]

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 […]