US Fatalities at Sea – Learn to Sail Safely!

  The 2015 US Coast Guard (USCG) safety statistics have been released and there is a clear (if not obvious) message – those without instruction in boating safety are far more at risk of fatal accidents than those who have had training. Another issue is that intoxication at sea is a killer too. USCG Statistics […]

The Qualifications Needed to Take Fee Paying Passengers Boating in the UK

Posted on April 18, 2016 by under Boating, Sailing Courses, Sailing Regulations

Owning a boat is an expensive affair. Keeping a 40ft yacht in a South Coast marina can cost £5000 a year, and then you will need to pay insurance and maintenance, as well as hauling it out every year to keep its underside in good condition. It is no wonder that there’s a saying that […]

International Certificate of Competence – Get Sailing Abroad

Posted on September 7, 2015 by under Sailing Regulations

There are two sure fire ways of attaining a certificate of boating competence that is accepted abroad – either a commercially endorsed seafaring qualification or the so-called International Certificate of Competence (ICC). Since you must have a high level of fitness and undertake years of training to achieve the required certification to get a commercially […]

What Certifications Are Required On UK and European Inland Waterways?

From a sailor’s or landlubber’s point of view, motor cruising seems easy enough – get everyone aboard, make sure the beer is cool, turn the key and set the ‘d-sail’. Off you go! Right…? Wrong, actually. There are a number of things to consider before you set foot on any vessel, and it is advisable […]

Guidelines for Safe Sailing in Croatia

Posted on October 20, 2014 by under Sailing Regulations

Croatia is one of the best places in the world for sailing but with the peak of tourism which is between July and August, increased sea traffic is experienced and most times a big number of marine accidents recorded. Most times it is the human factors that cause the accidents or inattention, injury of crew […]