Distance Learning Boating Courses – How Can They Help Me On The Water?

Once the basics of sailing are mastered, it’s time to move on to the more complex aspects of spending time on the water. That means learning the essentials of navigation and seamanship, from safety aspects to avoiding collisions and setting an appropriate course. It is assumed that all of the basic aspects will have been […]

Five Crucial Pieces Of Safety Advice For Budding Sailors

Posted on April 9, 2014 by under Boating, Sailing, Sailing Courses, Sailing Training Courses

Safety plays an important role in sailing due to the very nature of the outdoor world and what is involved. Being out on the water carries a number of risks, so nullifying these risks as much as possible is seen as essential. From simple safety practices to knowing what to do in an emergency, there […]

Making Waves – £100,000 Investment Could Get More Kids Involved In UK Sailing Courses

Posted on March 26, 2014 by under Boating, Day Skipper, First Aid, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

A £100,000 donation into a popular sailing scheme could be set to encourage thousands of youngsters to take up sailing in the coming years. The Chesil Trust – which oversees the Sail for a Fiver scheme – received a cheque from Elma Shipley, in memory of her husband Rod who passed away in 2012. The funding […]

Advanced Sailing Courses – What Exactly Do They Offer?

Posted on March 19, 2014 by under RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

After the basics of sailing are mastered comes the process of developing the necessary skills and techniques that are required to improve. As with most things in life, plenty of practice is required in order to become a better sailor and that is where advanced sailing courses can be useful. The clue really is in […]

How Long Does It Take To Learn To Sail?

Posted on March 5, 2014 by under Boating, Day Skipper, First Aid, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

Sailing can be a tremendous way to relax and have fun on the water, and it probably isn’t as difficult as you might initially think. Plenty of courses and guidance are available when it comes to getting started, from knowing which parts of a boat are which to how to cope with differing weather conditions. […]

What Sailing Courses Exist for the Disabled?

The thrill of sailing is something that is not just limited to those who are able-bodied, as various organisations are in place to ensure that everyone enjoys their time on the water. For people with a vast range of disabilities, sailing enables them to try something a little bit different and to experience the thrills of […]

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 […]

What Type Of Legacy Has The Olympics Left Behind For The Sport Of Sailing?

Posted on January 22, 2014 by under kayaking, RYA, Sailing, Sailing Training Courses

The euphoria surrounding the Olympics in the UK boosted the profiles of many sports, and sailing was no different. Throughout the build-up, and during the Games themselves, the government and sporting figures alike spoke of building a legacy for the future of sport in Britain. However, some of these legacies are more difficult to see than […]

What Do You Need To Reach Sir Ben Ainslie’s Level?

Posted on January 8, 2014 by under Boating, Sailing Training Courses

In one of the most memorable moments of 2013 for sports and sailing fans alike, Olympic hero Sir Ben Ainslie steered Oracle Team USA to victory in the America’s Cup.  Without entirely attributing the momentous comeback to the Great British sailor, the comeback against Team New Zealand from 8-1 down did occur once Ben joined […]

5 Reasons Sailing Courses Make the Perfect Christmas Present

Posted on November 14, 2013 by under Boating, Sailing Training Courses

With just under six weeks to go until Christmas, people are starting to think about what they can wrap up for their loved ones that will bring a smile to their face. If the prospect of dipping into every shop on the high street until you find that perfect gift fills you with dread, why […]