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....

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...

Preparing and Raising the Mainsail

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

The Man Overboard Manoeuvre – Heave to & Drift.

How to stop the boat quickly and get back to your casualty without loosing sight of them, but, you’ve got to act fast. Their...

So You’re Tempted – Now Where Do You Start?

So you’re tempted - now where do you start? Well there’s lots of help there but basically you have two options; The hard way. Just jumping...

Lassoing the First Line Ashore

The technique to getting the first line ashore safely. The lasso.

Take Offs & Landings – Stern First Approach.

Bow first or stern first onto the berth, what are the pros and cons? So we are talking about your average cruising yacht, being a...

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...

Learn to Sail – Our Step by Step Guide

Easy to follow explanation of what sailing is about from Sailing Guru Mark and how to take those first steps. Bring me that horizon...

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.