What is an aneroid barometer?
And how exactly does it work?View article
How to pass your RYA Day Skipper practical course
The most popular RYA practical course teaches aspiring skippers to take charge on short passages - taking credit when all …View article
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I must go down to the sea again...
Tales of derring-do on the high seas, meditations on the spirituality of the ocean, dramatic survival stories, and seductive cruising …View article
A commercial endorsement is required for work on board British flagged vessels subject to the MCA’s codes of practice for …View article
What is the essence of seamanship?
We asked world sailor, author and Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner Tom Cunliffe to outline his view of the skills required.View article
STCW training for professional crews
To work on vessels above 24 metres yacht crew need to complete another set of training courses. Simon Jinks gives …View article
Training for a career at sea
The rapid expansion of commercial yachting has seen a consequently increasing demand for suitably qualified skippers and crew. Simon Jinks, …View article
Becoming a Yachtmaster
The Chairman of the RYA Yachmtaster Qualification Panel and author of the RYA Yachtmaster Handbook explains why the RYA Yachtmaster …View article