Yacht Coding For Beginners

James CloseClass 40 racing, Coding Vessels For Commercial Use, Maritime Coastguard Agency, Royal Yachting Association, Yachtmans Insurance

It is a constant source of amazement to most sailors that anyone can buy a boat and head out sailing, with no experience or qualifications. In fact, on your own boat you can pretty much do anything or go anywhere you want, but once paying passengers are involved there is a range of legislation – mainly designed to promote safety. On Friday our new yacht Fortissimo will be thoroughly inspected by our surveyor Peter Wallace in order to achieve her … 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