Parkstone Y.C. Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller events – 9 th /10 th June 2012.

Day One Saturday 9 th June – Silver Tiller – The Sea event 27 boats lined up on the shore for what turned out to be a very “breezy” sail around the Olympic style triangle/sausage course set for Saturday just outside the confines of Poole Harbour into Poole Bay. With an eventual 16 only finishers […]

Parkstone Y.C.

Parkstone Y.C.

Why Stockholm is the Yachting Capital of the World

Plenty of cities stake a claim to being the yachting or sailing capital of the world, from sunny Fort Lauderdale in Florida to sedate Annapolis in Maryland, while cities such as Monte Carlo, Empuriabrava, Singapore and Dubai all vouch for having some of the largest marinas and biggest yachting scenes on the planet. Yet perhaps […]

Hollingworth Lake S.C.

Hollingworth Lake S.C.

Hastings & St Leonards S.C.

Hastings & St Leonards S.C.

Yacht Masters Course – Certificate of Competence

Sailing is a fun and challenging activity enjoyed by many. It is a form of recreation which requires a high level of skill. While not many are able to afford their own boats, there is no reason why this activity should not be accessible for those even on a budget. In fact, these days there […]

Rooster Sailing

Rooster Sailing is an online & offline chandlery that specialises in supplying dinghy sailors.

Brightlingsea Craftinsure Merlin Open and Silver tiller event 19th 20th May 2012

Brightlingsea S C Saturday 19th dawned bright and clear, the first sun for a few weeks! Sharing the weekend with Fireballs, GP14’s and Hornets the Merlin Rockets joined in the fantastic sight of 70 boats leaving the club for the race area in the Colne. With a gentle force 1-2 southerly greeting the 20 Merlins race […]

What is the Day Skipper Qualification?

The Day Skipper qualification is one of the most widely recognised worldwide qualifications in sailing. Most yacht charter companies will insist that at least one person holds the Day Skipper qualification before allowing them to charter a yacht. The Day Skipper qualification demonstrates that the holder has a basic level of skills in boat handling […]

A Modern Day Voyage around the Locations of Homer’s Odyssey

It is known as the most epic journey ever taken, and immense voyages ever since have been called Odysseys in homage to the thrilling original. Homer’s Odyssey follows the trials and tribulations of the hero Odysseus as he travels back from the war in Troy to his home on the island of Ithaca in order […]