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 […]

Navigation and Passage Planning: Essential Tools for Any Passage

Posted on December 9, 2014 by under navigation, Passage Planning, Sailing, Yacht Racing

Last week I reported on the Volvo Ocean Team Vestas Wind running aground on shoals 270 miles off Mauritius. The team have admitted human error in the accident, discussing exactly what happened in a press conference you can listen to here. Essentially the navigator didn’t spot the shoal on his electronic charting system so plotted […]