Coil your ropes properly… I have OCD!

James CloseJames, Photos, Thoughts

Trying to think of five New Year resolutions for a blog has made me realise I am fairly high up on the spectrum of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). – which is a good thing when it comes to sailing. I think a lot of good cruising sailors and racers need to have that inner urge to do things the right way. The self discipline to make sure you have prepared everything. Everything is adjusted just so, all neat and tidy, everything … Read More

Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum!

James CloseJames, Jannine, Photos

Dream or Two Sailing wishes you a very merry Christmas As the Christmas festivities draw near Jannine, Rae and James would like to take this opportunity to thank you for following, supporting and sailing with us throughout 2014. What an exciting year it has been! As we look back over the year we have picked out a few highlights to share with you, hopefully you will enjoy looking back on them as much as we did… you may have even … Read More

Christmas sins and sailing!

James CloseJannine, Sailing Bloopers

How very fortunate I am to live by the sea and to work on the water, doing something I love-teaching sailing and enjoying the freedom of being at sea. It does cause problems occasionally though- as I tend to forget that Christmas is coming and that besides the excitement, there can also be plenty of stress. Today I ventured from our Marina in Gosport, as I couldn’t put it off any longer. I had to take a voyage to a … Read More

Three ways to tie a bowline

James CloseJames, Tips & Tricks, YouTube

Hi it’s James! As an instructor at Dream or Two Sailing, I’ve helped many people tie bowlines and everybody has their favourite way of tying them. I had a spare few minutes off the water the other day so put together this short video of me showing you some of the best bowline techniques. The Bowline is probably one of the most complex knots we tie on yachts, and the initial way of teaching it on the RYA Start Yachting … Read More