Why Are Team GB Succesful At Olympic Sailing?

So, the Olympics is over again. More smiles on the podium, and hundreds of young sailors who can move on with their lives with ‘Competed in the Rio Olympics for my country’s team’ on their CVs yet who confidently could say they had no hope at a medal from the start. This isn’t to slag […]

Learning To Sail In Challenging Conditions – A Better Way To Learn?

Not every developed sailing nation is as large as the USA, where devoted sailors can head south for the winter as ‘Snowbirds’. Most of us have to put up with the climate we have, and for northern European countries and Canada, this means we will have to put up with long periods of snotty weather. […]

Why Sailing Isn’t Just For The Wealthy

Posted on January 12, 2015 by under Competent Crew, Dinghy Sailing, Sailing, Sailing Courses

When you see the €10 million team Volvo Ocean Race boats going around the world at speed, or the America’s Cup foiling catamarans screaming around San Francisco Bay, you may be forgiven for assuming that sailing is for rich people with nothing better to do with their time. When you realise that 99% of sailors […]

Racers and Cruisers – How To Learn To Be Either Or Both!

Posted on January 5, 2015 by under Day Skipper, Dinghy Sailing, Sailing Courses, Yacht Racing

Lately you’ll have read a lot on this blog about elite racers blasting across the ocean in races such as the Volvo Ocean Race or around the buoys in the America’s Cup. A lot won’t even aspire to sail on one – they just like sailing for sailing’s sake. In general there are two types […]

How Do Coastal Skipper And Day Skipper Courses Differ?

Posted on October 22, 2014 by under Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Sailing Courses, Sailing Training Courses

Learning to sail is a process which needs to be done in stages, beginning with the basics before developing more advanced skills as required. The basics form the foundation block from which progression through other courses can then be made – without these essential skills it can be very hard to develop. Sailing is built […]

What Skills Do You Need To Compete In The Sailing Champions League?

Posted on October 1, 2014 by under Day Skipper, First Aid, Sailing, Sailing Courses, Yacht Racing

The concept of a Sailing Champions League is a new one in the sailing world, but not to the sporting world in general. Football already has its premier tournament, while cricket has also expanded its boundaries to introduce the Champions League Twenty20 in recent years. The former is limited to only the best sides in […]

All You Need To Know About Day Skipper Courses

Posted on September 24, 2014 by under Day Skipper, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

There really are few limits when it comes to sailing, provided of course that a sailor has the necessary qualifications for what they plan to do. Developing as a sailor requires plenty of time out on the water to gain experience, during which time it should be possible to learn to sail while mastering all […]

Learning To Sail Abroad – What Are The Main Benefits?

Posted on September 3, 2014 by under Sailing, Sailing Courses, Sailing Training Courses

Learning to sail in your local area has a number of benefits, but so too does learning overseas. While the learning process could be seen as more of a holiday, a more relaxed environment can aid the learning process, as beginners can feel more comfortable. As a result, learning to sail abroad is increasingly popular […]

The UK’s Hidden Sailing Gems

Posted on July 23, 2014 by under Sailing, Sailing Courses, Sailing Training Courses

The UK has miles and miles of beautiful coastal waters to explore and there are plenty of hidden treasures along the way. For those who love spectacular views and scenery or are purely looking for somewhere to relax with a little peace and quiet, a little exploration will take them a long way. For those […]

Can Boating Courses Help Me Train For A Race?

Sailing skills are developed over time and are ultimately improved with experience – requiring a great deal of time, dedication and training. Preparation for races can take several forms, from basic training and development to specific course reading and planning. Boating courses can aid in this preparation by developing essential skills, leaving a sailor safe […]