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Weather Manual for Cruisers

Many years of combined knowledge, recreational and commercial sailing the world.   Weather – we can’t avoid it. Good or bad it’s always with us but with study and observation we can better prepare and, at times, choose the conditions we’d like to tackle. (For more details and full contents, scroll down: includes southern hemisphere/Australian …

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Log Book

A fantastic log book compiled with over 150 years worth of boating experience.   A ship’s log book is a great way to recreate your journey, keep records and later, look back at what you have achieved. Your log book is an ally, and a travel companion. Think of it as a ‘good-seamanship’ task. The …

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Lightning storm at the Nicobars

Weather is fundamental to sailors. We used Weatherfax. Through our SSB (HF) radio (long-range) at certain times of the day and night, we could dial up a frequency, link the laptop to the radio, and receive synoptic charts. Simple software that we downloaded from the Internet decoded the signal. Receiving free twelve, twenty-four, thirty-six, forty-eight …

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Good Seamanship = Safety = More Enjoyment

PartnerShip Training – soon to be launched!   Good seamanship translates to safety on the water, which means more enjoyment! Training is imperative, for everyone. SisterShip Training offers courses for everyone and all-women courses when requested. But everyone on board must have sound knowledge of all aspects, so we are pleased to announce some new …

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Why do a course?

What’s the point of a course when you can learn as you go and find information online? A similar question was asked in a forum recently, which got me thinking. In Australia, you can set off in your own boat (non-commercial) without any license or qualification at all (over a certain speed you do need …

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