Do you get seasick or are you afraid of getting seasick? How about the technique where you plug one ear and close one eye? Read on for a drug-free unique seasickness solution for sailors that actually works. Going out for an enjoyable sail isn’t fun when you are hanging over the side puking your brains
Boat safety 101 – When trying to wrap your head around how to ensure your boat is safe there are seven suggested areas to cover. These are the components that will enable you to create a truly safe boating environment. 1. Legality Research the boating rules and regulations where you will be boating or sailing.
Once you get your boat the very first thing you want to do is to make sure she’s safe. Learn how to do a boat safety audit so that if disaster strikes you’re prepared! How To Do A Boat Safety Audit Why Do You Want A Safe Boat? There are two reasons to check your
Below you will find the elements that make up the ultimate boat safety blueprint. The blueprint includes following the law and determining a system to know what safety equipment you have, where it’s located, and when it needs to be next serviced. Furthermore, it covers user instructions, policies and procedures, and of course a range
Boat safety mistakes – There is a huge amount to learn when becoming a new sailing cruiser. One area that needs specific attention, sooner rather than later, is avoiding boat safety mistakes. Below I’ve listed seven mistakes. How many did you know about? 7 Boat Safety Mistakes and How to Correct Them 1. Wearing rings
In this Sailing Britican Channel Update video, we’re going to finally announce our big changes for Britican. But before that, we touch on the boat projects we did this month so you get an idea of the maintenance side of boat life. We’ll also introduce you to two of our Britican Experience couples so you get
Some people spend their lives dreaming of doing a long sailing passage like crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Others can’t imagine why any sane person would put themselves on a tiny floaty thing and travel in a massive open scary sea. Neither the dreamer nor the dread-er fully appreciates the varied benefits of long passage sailing.
It’s important to understand sailing basics – avoiding collisions with anything that might damage your boat. What do you look at before you leave an anchorage or port? Once you’re underway and sailing, how soon do you start to pay attention to known obstacles, like reefs and channel markers? What about unknowns like anchored or
In this Long Sailing Passage Preparation Checklist, you’ll find action items for safety and medical, communications, passage plans, provisioning, crew briefing/watch schedules/duties, and last-minute preparations. What is a long sailing passage? If you’re going in the open ocean and won’t be close to land I consider that a long passage even if it’s a few
Did you know that one of the biggest hurdles new sailors have is to easily grasp the concept of tacking and jibing (US) / gybing (UK)? It might sound crazy because to tack or to jibe simply means to turn the boat left or right. How can that be so complicated? Well, tacking and jibing is