There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the use of the marine VHF radio. I often overhear people saying ‘my mobile phone is the best connection for me when I am at sea’, ‘the Coastguard do not listen to channel 16 anymore’, ‘I don’t understand how to use the DSC function on my set’ […]
Useful Information on chartering a Yacht and the qualifications required.
The benefits of chartering a catamaran are growing. Sailing with your family and friends, you may have noticed an increase in the number of cruising catamarans over the last 10 years or so. Not the most attractive looking vessels but there are some major benefits to chartering a catamaran on your next sailing holiday.
As the Skipper of a yacht, whether it be your own or a charter boat, do you always give your crew a safety brief? Some do and I know some don’t. I have seen charter skippers take off for a week of sailing and not giving even the basic safety information to their very inexperienced crew. To some of us, it is obvious why you should give a safety brief and to others it is all too often deemed as not necessary. Here are my top reasons why you should. Read more
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