Sailing in New Zealand: The Ultimate Destination For Snowbird Sailors

Posted on October 19, 2015 by under Boating, Sailing

Most leisure sailors from around the world hail from the Northern Hemisphere. Unless you’re fortunate enough to live in the US or Caribbean you’re limited as to the length of your sailing season – around this time of the year most yachties are winterising their boats and many are hauling them out for winter repairs. […]

First Aid, Medical First Aid and Medical Care – 3 Boating Courses With Major Differences

Posted on August 24, 2015 by under Boating, First Aid, Sailing Courses

As with navigation and other boating courses, there are different grades of First Aid and medical courses that may come in useful depending on how adventurous your seafaring plans are. Most people don’t stray too far from a place of safety on their yacht, sailing mostly in daylight hours along the coast and thereby only […]

Elite Sailing – A Great Reason To Learn To Sail?

Posted on June 22, 2015 by under Boating, Competitions, Sailing

In the coming year or so, several British sailors are going to make the headlines in elite sailing. There will be some great sailing spectacles in the media, with the Americas Cup World Series in Portsmouth next month, a serious British challenger for the next Vendee Globe, and a revamped UK based international Extreme Sailing […]

Boating Can Be Dangerous, Learn Some Sea Sense!

Posted on February 16, 2015 by under Boating

One of the reasons many people are hesitant to take to the water is having a lack of control over their fate. Every time you set foot on a boat, you cede control to the powers of nature – even on a gin clear, flat calm day it is an adventure where something could happen. […]

Why First Aid Training Is Such An Essential Part Of Learning To Sail

Posted on August 13, 2014 by under Boating, First Aid, Sailing

For any budding sailor, there are numerous skills which need to be acquired. Aside from the practical knowledge of how to sail specific vessels, those who take to the water must also be trained in first aid. Here we look at just why first aid training is so important when learning to sail: Why do […]

The Importance Of Getting To Know The Anatomy Of A Boat When Learning To Sail

Posted on June 11, 2014 by under Boating

While the thrill of taking to open waters and charting your own course is what draws many people to the act of sailing, there are numerous safety considerations which must be taken into account if your experience is to be a pleasant one. Understanding the anatomy of a boat is a fundamental lesson for any […]

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 […]

Go With The Flow … Top Five Winter Sailing Destinations You Have To Try

Posted on December 4, 2013 by under Boating, Sailing

Winter is traditionally the time for laying up your boat and waiting for the spring season but before you bring out the winter-proofing gear take a look at the top 5 winter destinations for boating enthusiasts. Winter sailing holidays allow you to take advantage of less crowded waters and fantastic off-season deals as well as […]

Essential Equipment Needed For Taking Your Boat Out In The Winter

Posted on November 28, 2013 by under Boating, First Aid, Sailing

If you’ve decided to brave the icy climes and take your boat out this winter, it’s advisable to undertake the necessary preparations so that you stay warm, dry and safe. Here are some of the essential pieces of equipment you may wish to consider when taking to the seas in the chilly winter months. #1 […]

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 […]