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A Passion for Sailing

This new website is aimed at anyone with a passion for sailing boats. We have helpful articles around yacht maintenance and seamanship and a shop full of sailing goodies. You may be a lifelong sailor or a beginner – there is something here for everyone – and content will expand over time.

The shop is stocked with books to inform and inspire sailors of every persuasion, whether your thing is building clinker dinghies or sailing around the world, we have something for you.

We imagine you sail a modern GRP sailing cruiser – or aspire to do so – either through ownership or chartering. We teach sailing and seamanship via own-boat tuition for sailors who have a boat of their own on the central English South Coast and through membership of the Milebuilding Club for those who haven’t taken the boat-ownership plunge and who live within striking distance of the Solent. The club is a very cost-effective, non-intensive and proven route to all-round skippering competence.

 

Sailing Projects

Sailing Projects Blog

Memorable Boat Books – November 2020
Memorable Boat Books – November 2020
The most exciting boat book ever? Books written around boats and sailing can be many things, informative, inspiring perhaps, part of a broad education even, but they are rarely edge-of-the-seat exciting. This book about the 1983 America's cup is - it reads like a thriller.
Marine Diesel Engines – The Combustion Process
Marine Diesel Engines – The Combustion Process
This short video illustrates the combustion process in a diesel engine. Grasping engine fundamentals is the first step toward understanding a yacht's powerplant and to becoming a truly compe...
Sailing Etiquette – Life Skills for Yotties
Sailing Etiquette – Life Skills for Yotties
Sailing Etiquette… or what your mother would have taught you - if you had grown up on a yacht…