Using the Cockpit Winches

The cockpit winches are there to help us to work the ropes that control the sails. Here's Learn2Sail's guide on how to use them...

How To Coil A Rope

Beginners guide. First steps in coiling a rope so that it can be stowed neatly and ready for instant use.

Hi There and Welcome to Our Blog

Hi there and welcome to our Blog where we will be giving you lots of help and guidance, especially if you are new to...

Will I be seasick? Here’s how to avoid “Mal de Mer”

Everyone thinks about it, especially when first going out on a boat, and virtually everyone feels a little queezy when the boat moves under...

Sailing is fun, so take part in a fun regatta.

This is us taking part in the Bluewater Regatta - Lagos in the Algarve, Sept 2018 E9B87808-E7FC-451F-AC66-18A1C2F1819D Teamwork makes the dream work!! This is one of the...

Southampton Boat Show 2018 – ideal starting place.

If you intrigued as to what this sailing lark is about and what’s involved to get started, then there’s no better place to visit...

Navigation Unravelled – The Course to Steer made easy.

I’d like to share my recent idea and findings on simplifying course to steer for us. New students (and older ones) virtually always confuse the...

How to Tie The Fast-Tie Bowline

Many ways to tie a bowline but this method is a really sweet, quick way to do it. Starts off, a loop in a...

Preparing and Raising the Mainsail

For sailing beginners, how to prepare a fully battened mainsail for hoisting.

Let’s go eSailing

Well, suddenly we’ve all got a lot of time on our hands, so now is a great time to try out the eSail simulator....