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Tag: sailing

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

A Knotty Problem, but Important!

Knots perform important tasks in sailing and boating, and it is useful to know which is which. The purpose of knots in sailing is mostly to secure something using ropes, sheets, or lines and it is said that there are eight basic knots. Most of the knots in use have been developed and used since…
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October 22, 2018 0

Who Has Right of Way at Sea?

In Short Size Does Matter! Traditionally ‘sail before steam’ is the maxim that is often stated, and traditionally (in days of yore) respect for the rules of the ‘road’ were respected.  However, a touch of pragmatism is called for in todays world. Sure, when sailing the Bay motor powered boats will usually give way because…
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September 28, 2018 0

Heavy Weather Is Dangerous If Not Taken Seriously!!!

Only the very foolish go to sea without checking the weather beforehand and acting sensibly. Wind speeds are generally acknowledged as fitting into the bands of the Beaufort Scale a universally known and often used warning. The Beaufort Scale begins at 0 which is calm, then the scale rises numerically through to 6 – strong…
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September 21, 2018 0

Going Sailing … Planning to Return Safely?

What Price Safety at Sea? Going sailing? Planning to return safely? The summer is approaching and with it, that dream of making your holiday with friends on a sailboat is close. Paradise islands and beautiful cities await you on your voyage, pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, endless blue and on the edge of the Mediterranean,…
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April 12, 2018 0

Sailors urged to report poorly marked fishing gear

The RYA is urging sailors to report all sightings and entanglements involving poorly marked fishing gear as it reveals a lack of data on the issue A campaign to improve the visibility of fishing gear at sea is appealing to sailors to report all cases of entanglement. The RYA said a lack of data could…
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October 6, 2017 0