Christmas sins and sailing!

James CloseJannine, Sailing Bloopers0 Comments

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, YouTube0 Comments

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

The Dream or Two Sailing bubble

James CloseUncategorised0 Comments

It may be December and the onset of Christmas, yet we are still out on the Solent training those who want to learn to sail, along with those who want to become the skipper of a yacht. What a great introduction- plenty of night hours and the occasional force 8, together with some excellent blue skies and winter sunshine. So long as everyone is equipped with thermals and a good hat, there really in nothing better than being on the water, this … Read More