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Category: Sailing news

Sailing in Tropical Heat is Not so Cool

Sailing in Tropical Heat is Not so Cool, Some months ago we have discussed sailing in adverse conditions, in the Northern Oceans that can mean dirty, often extremely cold, conditions and the attendant problems caused including hypothermia. We note that extremely hot weather conditions carry their own risks and they need to be addressed. Hot…
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June 30, 2019 0

Cruising is Cool

Sail power is great, many of our members are ardent sail boat enthusiasts, however, powered boat cruising takes a lot of beating. Regardless of whether you are landlocked – sailing lakes and rivers – or situated close to coastal waters there are many opportunities for fun and adventure aboard a powered boat. It is worth…
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June 15, 2019 0

Should People with Disability Go Sailing?

People with disability have as much to gain from the thrill of sailing as any other person. Many do and those who do not must be made aware of the opportunities. Disability takes many forms some physical others mental and emotional – the invisible issues that people carry with them, people experiencing limitations in their…
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May 12, 2019 0

Love Your Boat?

Treat it right and it will pay dividends! Ask anyone how important their boat is and generally the answer is unequivocal, indeed one could hazard a guess about where the beloved boat ranks in a list of priorities in quite a few relationships. There are many cartoons and jokes about the subject with human relationships…
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April 25, 2019 0

What to Do in Severe Weather…

What to Do in Severe Weather… Rеduсе Yоur Sрееd, but kеер јuѕt еnоugh роwеr tо mаіntаіn hаеdwау Put оn уоur PFDѕ Turn оn runnіng lіghtѕ Hеаd tо thе nеаrеѕt ѕhоrе thаt іѕ ѕаfе tо аррrоасh Hеаd thе bоw оf bоаt іntо thе wаvеѕ аt аbоut а 45-dеgrее аnglе Kеер bіlgеѕ frее оf wаtеr Sеаt раѕѕеngеrѕ…
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April 14, 2019 0

Understand the Different Parts of a Marine Weather Forecast

A mаrіnе weather fоrесаѕt іѕ а dеѕсrірtіоn соvеrіng thе аvеrаgе соndіtіоnѕ еxресtеd оvеr thе nеxt 24 hоurѕ оvеr ореn wаtеr. Understanding the different parts of a Marine Weather Forecast is essential for the safety of a sailing vessel and the crew aboard. It mау bе brоkеn dоwn tо іnсludе іnfоrmаtіоn аbоut thе fоllоwіng: Sрееd іѕ…
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April 4, 2019 0

Why is Barometric Pressure so Important?

Barometers work on air pressure. Inside an aneroid barometer there is a sealed capsule, often made if copper. Aneroid means that there isn’t any liquid involved. The main component of an aneroid barometer is the capsule or box, the capsule is evacuated (a vacuum) and the skin of the capsule is moved by the ambient…
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March 31, 2019 0

Fascinating Quotations that Still Have Meaning Today

“Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time. Joseph Conrad” “Sailing – The fine art of slowly going nowhere at great expense while beingcold, wet and miserable. Irv Heller” “Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious…
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March 30, 2019 0

Buying a New (to you) Boat Needn’t Break the Bank

Providing you are smart and shop around first. Dinghies are exceptional starter boats and many people sailing inland or coastal waters have fallen so much in love with their hands-on experiences sailing in general or competing that they would sail nothing else.Dinghies for children make outstanding training boats, backed with professional tuition they are what…
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March 25, 2019 0

Why Charter a Sailing Yacht in Greece?

Greece is ranked 11th among the countries with the largest coastline, estimated at 14000 (8699 miles) kilometers, with an estimated at 2,500-3,000 islands of which more than 200 are inhabited. It ranks 97th among the rest of the world’s countries according to the extent of their borders. Why Charter a sailing yacht in Greece? The…
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March 21, 2019 0