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Anchoring
Anchoring
A good skipper not only must be able to handle a vessel in full flow, but also keep it in one place. Good anchoring skills are therefore important for any skipper....
Boat Maintenance
Boat Maintenance
From the moment of purchase it is essential to start thinking about boat maintenance and the schedule of upkeep if the vessel is stay looking new and performing well....
Boating and the Environment
Boating and the Environment
To preserve the marine environment that give boaters so much pleasure every effort should be made to minimise their impact on it....
Boating Safety
Boating Safety
It is important to be prepared for any trip on the water, whether with the appropriate items, necessary skills and experience of the crew or with safety of the boat…...
Buoys and Marine Traffic Rules
Buoys and Marine Traffic Rules
In order to keep life on the water safe and free, there are some ‘rules of the road’ that need to be observed....
Coping with Man Overboard Situation
Coping with Man Overboard Situation
A ‘man overboard’ situation is a common occurrence in boating, but whether it leads to a simple rescue or a terrifying emergency is down to the knowledge of the crew....
Dealing with Seasickness
Dealing with Seasickness
At some point seasickness affects almost everybody that steps on board a sea faring vessel - fortunately its often debilitating effects can be prevented....
Docking and Mooring
Docking and Mooring
Docking and mooring is not a difficult art to master, but getting to that point can be an unnerving and embarrassing experience, especially with experienced dockers…...
Emergencies on Board: Leaks and Fires
Emergencies on Board: Leaks and Fires
Two emergencies that cause the most concern amongst boaters are leaks and fires, but being prepared for such eventualities can help prevent the freedom of the open…...
General Sailing for OAPs and Disabled
General Sailing for OAPs and Disabled
Sailing gives those with disabilities the opportunity to experience the life-affirming euphoria of cruising across the water at the helm of sailboat....
General Sailing with Children - Tips and Activities
General Sailing with Children - Tips and Activities
For happy and successful family cruising holidays it is in everyone’s best interests to make sure that each passenger’s experience on the ocean wave is an enjoyable…...
Getting Emergency Help On Board
Getting Emergency Help On Board
In moments of crisis out on the water when a problem cannot be resolved by those onboard and assistance is urgently required, the ability to call for help is imperative....
Learning Key Sailing Terms
Learning Key Sailing Terms
The world of sailing operates under a different code with its own rules and terminology. Familiarising yourself with some popular sailing terms is a key step in…...
Managing a Grounded Vessel
Managing a Grounded Vessel
Running aground is a common situation for experienced and novice boaters alike, and so having an array of techniques to safely re-float a grounded craft is an…...
Navigation Onboard Your Boat
Navigation Onboard Your Boat
Out on the open sea there are no guiding road signs and so a boater must instead rely on their skills of navigation to find their way across the waves....
Tips for Sailing in Bad Weather
Tips for Sailing in Bad Weather
Bad weather is a common worry for those seafarers learning to sail but it needn’t be if you make adequate preparations and precautions....
Towing your Boat
Towing your Boat
Towing a cumbersome vessel can seem very daunting to the uninitiated but adherence to some basic rules and little extra care will quickly turn any fears into…...
Weather and Tides
Weather and Tides
Understanding the patterns of weather and tides is one of the key seamanship skills, and is essential for not getting caught out by unexpected weather turns when the…...
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