How Powerboat Courses Can Improve Your Docking Skills

Posted on October 31, 2016 by under boat handling, Docking, Powerboat Courses

Though tricky at times, docking and undocking is an essential part of being afloat. It is also the most public show of your boat handling skills, with who knows who potentially watching you either comfortably slip onto the dock with barely an error –  or making an absolute tit of yourself as you smash about […]

What Courses & Qualifications Do You Need To Charter A Boat?

Posted on July 28, 2015 by under Powerboat Courses, Sailing Courses

Charter holidays are a lot of fun, and a great way to explore some of the most beautiful places in the world. You may wish to sail on the Aegean, Ionian or Caribbean during a two week summer holiday, and charter companies around the world will be able to supply you a boat to suit […]

Make Yourself Useful At Your Sailing Club – Get Qualified!  

All clubs thrive or die by the input of their membership. Last week, for the first family fun race of the season, no one had volunteered as a race official at my club. With 15 sailors turning up, the perfect mix of sun and winds, there could have been some very disappointed sailors until the […]

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, […]

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 […]

Why Is Teamwork So Important For Anyone Taking A Sailing Training Course?

Posted on February 19, 2014 by under Boating, Day Skipper, Powerboat Courses, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

Teamwork when at sea can be the difference between winning and losing in big events, while it can also have a dramatic impact on whether people enjoy sailing. Many sailing courses place an emphasis on team work as it can enhance the experience of all of those taking part. The best sailors are those that […]

How to Make a Career Out Of Sailing: Premium Qualifications from the RYA

Posted on September 27, 2013 by under Day Skipper, Powerboat Courses, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

Although sailing is one of the most supreme leisure activities of our time, it also offers ample opportunities for turning your love of life on the water in to a potential career. There are training options for a range of skillsets – so pick the right course and you’ll position you well for your ideal […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Motorboating

Posted on May 22, 2013 by under Powerboat Courses

Motorboats are an exciting class of vessel that offer you the chance to quickly get yourself out on the water and skimming the open waves. Whether you’ve sailed for many years or are new to all things nautical, our beginner’s guide to motorboating will help you get your bearings. You’ll be well prepared to take […]