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Category: Sailing news

More Wind Than We Ever Wanted

Weather can change in the blink of an eye or slowly over time. But if you sail often enough and long enough, sooner or later you will get more wind than you ever wanted. Preparation and training will help you cope with that reality (published March 2017) It was only a couple of days before…
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October 5, 2017 0

Learning to Sail – Basic Rules and Regulations of Sailing

Sailing on the seas or racing on water can be thrilling. Nevertheless, you should observe and follow specific rules and regulations to ensure safety of all at sea. Fundamental rules of sailing include: International Maritime Organization has devised specific rules like International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS). These rules apply to all shipping…
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October 1, 2017 0

VHF device when sailing in Greece

Tips on how to use the VHF device while sailing   • VHF radios are not toys. Don’t clog important channels with idle chatter, and never, never make a false Mayday call. You are putting lives at risk, and you can be prosecuted. • Always monitor channel 16. If you receive a distress call, record…
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September 27, 2017 0

Πρόγνωση Καιρού Θαλάσσης – Ασφάλεια & Κίνδυνος!

Θάλασσα. Αμέτρητα χιλιόμετρα ακτογραμμών περιβάλλουν την χώρα μας! Κολύμπι, ψάρεμα, διασκέδαση, θαλάσσια σπορ, ταξίδια με μικρά ή μεγάλα σκάφη στο απέραντο και βαθύ γαλάζιο της. Όλοι έχουμε ονειρευτεί ένα σκαφάκι για τις κοντινές εξορμήσεις μας ή και τις ποιο μακρινές για την απόμερη αμμουδιά χωρίς το ντάκα-ντούκα της ρακέτας, τις φωνές και τα ραδιάκια που…
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September 25, 2017 0

Weather Reports – How Can We Plan Our Days, Activities, or Weekends?

Okay so today, I checked the weather, mind you it was raining outside and I pretty much knew today was shot for a long-distance bike ride. It was raining moderately, but the weather report said 82% of rain. WRONG! It is raining and last time I checked that would be a 100% chance of rain,…
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September 3, 2017 0

How Accurate is your Weather?

We get our weather data from World Weather Online. W.W.O. generate its own weather forecast and do not rely on a third party for weather data. W.W.O’s data comes from a range of sources, which include: ECMWF atmospheric model output World Meteorological Organization GTS land Ship and data buoy observations Global weather satellite imagery from…
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August 6, 2017 0

Sail Safe, Know The Rules, Boat Responsibly

Across the world, people are heading down to the sea in boats, many of them are seasoned hands who know the sea, those with experience have a lot to share with those who have not, new boating converts should listen carefully and beware. Before hitting the water, Take a well-recognized course of training with an…
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July 30, 2017 0

Πρόγνωση και Ζωντανός Καιρός μέσα από την Eφαρμογή Marineforecaster

Προγραμματίζοντας ένα ταξίδι για ψάρεμα ή μια θαλασσινή εκδρομή, ο καιρός είναι ο βασικός παράγοντας που καθορίζει όχι μόνο την έκβαση της εξόρμησης, αλλά και την προετοιμασία της. Είναι διαφορετικό να έχεις προγραμματίσει να πας για ψάρεμα με 2-3 μποφόρ και όταν στρίβεις στην μύτη του κάβου να κατεβάζει 6-7 γεμάτα και εσύ να βρίζεις…
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July 17, 2017 0

Live Weather Data

  Make sure you have an internet connection before you start station search. Open the map and check the stations that appear in your area of interest. Clicking on the station displays the name of the station, and to the right of the button (i) – Click on it to get the current information. If…
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July 17, 2017 0

How Deep is the Ocean, How Clean is the Sea?

Human beings have used the oceans as a trade route and playground for millennia, since man found he could get from A to B even when there wasn’t a land bridge. To this day our many sea-going friends both commercial and sporting/leisure travel the oceans in fair weather and foul. So, why do we take…
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June 11, 2017 0