The Future of Sailing?

James CloseAmerica's Cup, James, Thoughts, Video

Some lunch time or evening video entertainment for you! Below are a few links to some videos of interesting projects that explore the technical limits of sailing that you may not have heard about. We are seeing huge development of new technologies and ideas at the moment and they are filtering down to consumers surprisingly quickly. I have been following these projects for a number of years, but the media generally are not interested in this sort of thing in … Read More

Navigation in practice (EPs)

James CloseJames, Tips & Tricks, Video, YouTube

Navigation when taught in the class room is all about accuracy and attention to detail, and quite rightly so, in order to prove that you understand the concepts. However I see students struggling to make the transition from classroom to chart table on a bouncing yacht, it is a bit of a culture shock. I learnt to navigate on board yachts, and only later visited the class rooms to refine the techniques, here I will show you how I tackle … Read More