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Superstitious? No, but I Never Sail Wearing Different Socks

Even the most resolute pragmatists amongst us still hold onto superstitions, seven years bad luck for breaking a mirror, fingers crossed that the weather will stay decent (?), worry about seeing single magpies, lucky or is it unlucky to see black/white cats crossing your path, et al. Certain sports personalities always wear the same socks…
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January 30, 2019 0

New Version is On the Way

New version is coming soon. Stay tuned


January 6, 2019 0

Boat Shows 2019

Feb 9th – 11th, The Belgian Boat Show takes place in Gent. Many international exhibitors, skippers and crew members, showing different kinds of boats from commercial to recreation boats including accessories. Water sports activities are also shown at the exhibition. Industry experts as well as amateurs have the opportunity to gather a lot of information…
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January 5, 2019 0

Did you Know That Santa Claus was also Known as St Nicholas?

Santa Claus is the guy who travels the globe at warp speed on Christmas Eve delivering gifts to all children who have been good throughout the year. He has been known to deliver sail boats to grown ups too, not bad for a guy on a sled pulled by reindeers ! Santa Claus, the name,…
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December 19, 2018 0

Man Overboard!

Going Overboard Is Our Worst Nightmare It happens, crew members do fall overboard, on a crewed boat there are others who can turn back and rescue them, on a single-handed sailboat it could be disastrous. So how can boating folks reduce the risk without lessening the fun?Be prepared, is a great motto and I borrow…
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December 16, 2018 0

Treating Yourself to a New Boat for New Year?

Outstanding! But, choose wisely and satisfy your dreams, and look forward to having the time of your life. A great deal depends on whether you are an experienced sailor looking for a new boat, an experience boater looking for a pre-owned boat or a new comer to boating and very keen to get your feet…
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December 9, 2018 0

Security is a State of Mind

Maintaining the security of your possessions, is essential isn’t it? So why do so many people leave the keys to their cars in places where they can be stolen? Very many cars are stolen every year because the keys were left in the ignition, on the hall-stand just inside the house door, on the kitchen…
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December 4, 2018 0

My Boat Has Been Damaged, How Do I Get It Fixed?

A lot depends on the extent of the damage of course, the off season is the ideal time to make repairs to your boat, as many of us in the Northern Hemisphere will be doing over the next few months, if you need something done properly advice is at hand. Are you able to perform…
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November 25, 2018 0

Why is Sea State So Important?

Experienced boating people know how to read the sea state at a glance, in doing so they know to recognize changes as they occur. Just as the wind on your face can tell you if the wind has veered, sea state can tell you what is happening on the surface of the water i.e. flat…
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November 23, 2018 0

Devices Only Work if You Let Them!

All too often people take risks with their lives and with their most prized possessions by ignoring or tampering with safety devices.Hopefully one would not tamper with a life jacket because it was bulky, the wrong colour et al? So, why would one replace electrical fuses with nails or screws? Q. What is an electrical…
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November 18, 2018 0