Fun Nautical Terminology

There is a complete nautical language to learn. There is some charming terminology, here are some of our favourites: Baggy Wrinkle (aka “those fluffy things”) Picture the sails filled with wind and the canvas of that sail coming into contact with the standing rigging. That causes friction on the sails as they rub on the …

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Navigation Tool Kit

Safety At Sea means looking after your equipment too! Navigation is an art, not a science and to perform this art well, you need good tools (especially on a moving boat). Nav Kit A navigation kit consists of:- A Portland plotter* Brass dividers Pencil compass Soft pencils Eraser Sharpener Calculator *Parallel rules or Portland plotter …

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The Best Navigation Course Available – so they say!

With half a dozen courses under our belts – the testimonials are rolling in. Here’s our favourite! “Last week, I completed my five day RYA Day Skipper Practical with EastSail in Sydney. They say it is a prerequisite to have done their ten-week RYA Day Skipper shore-based course but I decided to sign up regardless. …

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