Sailing Etiquette – Life Skills for Yotties

Sailing Etiquette – Life Skills for Yotties

Yacht Etiquette… or what your mother would have taught you - if you had grown up on a boat… There is no great mystery to yacht etiquette - like all sailing matters it is essentially common sense - plus a spot of respect for boat and skipper. Many people come to sailing via corporate events or sailing school courses which set a poor example in terms of respect shown to the vessel. A privately owned vessel is someone’s pride and joy – things will go better if you treat it appropriately. An excellent mind-set is to think of the yacht…
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Winter Sailing

Winter Sailing

Cold Weather Sailing Tips... We sail the Solent all year round and over the years have developed strategies to ensure cold weather sailing is thoroughly worthwhile. This article is about preparing yourself, crew and boat for winter sailing in sheltered waters. Extending the season to include the shorter, colder days makes a lot of sense if the experience can be made agreeable. It does require some planning and expense but the rewards are huge. Sparkling winter days on empty seas can be the best of all sailing. No crowds, no plonkers - just you and your crew on a well…
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