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All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.

A typical class on a school boat takes in a diverse range of ages, backgrounds and aspirations. First published in Sailing Today, Clive Loughlin looks at why RYA qualifications are worth more than the paper they are printed on. As published in Sailing Today – August 2018 (pdf version) 5 + 40 + 5 = Read more

A Sailor’s Pilgrimage To The Pulpit Rock

  The voyage to Norway is not just about the journey, the destination is amazing and as you will read below one of the highlights is a trek to a viewpoint that fills some with a sense of awe. Taking The Weather With Us Today we were able to spend some time on dry land Read more

Leaving Norway For A Bumpy Sea

  The FCS crew on Challenger 2 have enjoyed their visit to Norway and are now looking forward to the return leg to historic Portsmouth. Only the North Sea to re-cross, how will she behave this month? These are Skipper Sue’s daily reports. Boat Mode and Breeze 12 June: We have filled up the in Read more

The Crack of Dawn On Our Voyage To Norway

  Sailing adventures come in many shapes and sizes and one that is proving very popular with our clients ins the voyage to Norway and back. It has just the right mixture of elements: from testing your sailing skills across the North Sea to a destination that is breathtakingly beautiful and refreshingly invigorating. You return Read more

Reduce The Risk Of Cold Water Shock With These RYA Courses

  There is nothing better than jumping off a yacht in a bay and enjoying a swim in crystal clear blue seas. However, as much of the UK’s coastal water isn’t as warm as you’d expect (even in the summer) you have to be aware of the potentials dangers. The RNLI’s recent campaign is highlighting Read more

What happens on a Competent Crew Course?

Sailing Holiday A RYA Competent Crew course is a really fun learning experience. It can certainly be viewed as a holiday and there is nothing that comes close to getting away from it all and escaping everyday life than going sailing! Live Aboard a Boat You live on board a yacht for 5 days and Read more

Get a Bank Holiday Sailing Bonus Around The Solent

Get a Bank Holiday Sailing Bonus Around The Solent Make the most of your Bank Holiday weekends by combining it with a sailing course. You’ll have great fun while learning valuable new skills on your way to becoming a much better sailor. Held over two consecutive weekends, it is the second weekend that takes advantage Read more

Luxury Sailing in a Race Fit for Vikings

  Once in a while, it is refreshing to get out of your sailing comfort zone, experience some testing new waters and sights that will live with you for the rest of life. So imagine doing that in comfort! There is an opportunity this June/July for two couples to sail from Norway to Iceland in Read more

Do you have what it takes to be a Yachtmaster?

Yachtmaster Offshore The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence is largely regarded as the pinnacle of sailing qualifications. The Exam To achieve the qualification you need to pass a practical on the water exam that can last for up to 12 hours.  That is correct – a 12 hour exam! The exam can be tough Read more

The Atlantic Rovers Return to the Sea

  Having filled their boots ashore the FCS crew have returned to the sea, or in this case the English Channel and have their sights on Portsmouth. Still time to blog and also regale us with a ditty they composed during said boot filling sessions… Day 23 Friday February 2018 Date: 2nd February 2018 Time: Read more