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Nav in a nutshell: Lee bowing defined - Practical Boat Owner. Dick Everitt explains how you can get a little lift from the tide If our destination is directly to windward we’ll have to tack towards it.

Nav in a nutshell: Lee bowing defined - Practical Boat Owner

The diagram to the right shows we have a 7-knot wind on the nose and a 2-knot tide running at right angles to us, and later on in the passage the tide will change and run in the opposite direction. This is all theoretical, but it will demonstrate the principle of what is usually called ‘lee bowing’. Making choices With the wind dead ahead, we can start on either port or starboard tack.

How air mass affects wind direction – Yachting World. For each wind direction we can determine where the source region is and therefore its likely characteristics, says meteorologist Tibbs I have a lovely old instrument at home which belonged to my grandfather; using dials on concentric circles you can set the direction of the wind, barometer reading and trend, along with the season.

How air mass affects wind direction – Yachting World

This then gives a basic weather forecast by identifying the air mass and what is likely to happen next, similar to the forecasts found on home weather stations. So what is an air mass? If you go vertically up through the atmosphere you will get some big changes in temperature, humidity and wind over a short distance. However, if you move horizontally through the air you will find that the air’s characteristics will stay very similar often for hundreds of miles. As the air is heated, or cooled from below, the temperature of the air becomes close to that of the surface it is crossing. Tropical maritime Identifying the type of wind.

How to tie a soft shackle - Yachting Monthly. Tie a soft shackle in 10 minutes!

How to tie a soft shackle - Yachting Monthly

Soft shackles are cheaper, stronger, lighter and kinder to your boat than the stainless-steel alternative, but many yachtsmen still use metal shackles. Is it time the cruising yachtsman followed in the wake of racing yachtsman and converted? Soft shackles can be used almost anywhere you currently use a conventional shackle. Look on any boat and you will usually find areas where a metal shackle has worn away an aluminium casting or toe rail.

Glossary of nautical terms. This is a partial glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, while many date from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Glossary of nautical terms

See also Wiktionary's nautical terms, Category:Nautical terms, and Nautical metaphors in English. See the Further reading section for additional words and references. A[edit] Jonty Pearce: Just mooning around - Yachting Monthly. Cruising GP, Jonty Pearce, suggests giving the tide tables a rest and keeping an eye on the moon instead...

Jonty Pearce: Just mooning around - Yachting Monthly

The sun was shining on the sea,Shining with all his might:He did his very best to makeThe billows smooth and bright–And this was odd, because it wasThe middle of the night. Yachting Articles : On too long a lead: how your lifejacket harness could kill you - Yachting World. Rudder failure and 1,500 miles to sail – Yachting World. When the rudder of his 39-footer broke in mid-Atlantic Patrick Marshall set up a jury rig, with the support and advice of a radio net, and sailed 1,500 miles to the Caribbean Like most dinghy sailors, I used to have fun sailing my boat without a rudder.

Rudder failure and 1,500 miles to sail – Yachting World

I learned a lot about the optimum set of the sails, heel and fore and aft trim in order to keep a straight course. Doing it for real in a 39ft yacht weighing 9 tons after rudder failure in mid-Atlantic at night with a Force 7 blowing was a different matter. Amanda and I left Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands at 1500 on Tuesday 6 December 2011 on our Sweden Yachts 390 Egret. We shot through the acceleration zone between São Vicente and Santo Antão in 30 knots of wind, and continued 50 miles south to avoid the islands’ huge wind shadow before turning west. By midday the next morning we were heading direct for Barbados, 1,950 nautical miles away, with full main and the cruising chute set under a blue sky with just a few puffy clouds. Skipper’s tips – Look abeam. Tom Cunliffe has assessed hundreds of sailors for the RYA Yachtmaster exam.

Skipper’s tips – Look abeam

He shares a few skipper's tips with us... Tom Cunliffe is an RYA Yachtmaster examiner. He has passed and failed hundreds of Yachtmaster candidates over the years Credit: Graham Snook/YM Skipper’s tips. An expert’s guide to stern to mooring. If you charter in the Med, you’ll find yourself mooring stern to.

An expert’s guide to stern to mooring

Theo Stocker finds out how from Barrie Neilson An expert’s guide to stern to mooring Coming alongside at the end of the day in the UK usually means picking up a mooring or some form of parallel parking against a floating dock. How to Get Kids to Love Sailing >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News. When Farr 40 pro, Dave Gerber, hears this topic discussed, he gets really excited.

How to Get Kids to Love Sailing >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

For Dave, growing our sport, our recreation and putting more kids in sailing of any type is an absolutely awesome thing to accomplish and close to his heart. Here is what he has learned about getting kids to love sailing as a coach and from sailing with his own kids… Someone asked me how you measure a successful sailing season with kids? Is it a regatta win, a personal victory in a given wind strength or a new skill learned? Island Hopping: The Joy of Sailing in Greece. PHOTO: The clock tower rises over the marina on Hydra, Greece.

Island Hopping: The Joy of Sailing in Greece

(photo by John Roberts) Imagine long, relaxing days on clear blue waters under sunny skies, with no appointments to keep and your next destination wherever you, your fellow passengers and the skipper decide. My voyage on a 50-foot yacht sailing in the Greek isles delivered all I had anticipated — and more. As a long-time cruiser (you know, the big ships), I knew climbing aboard a sailboat for the first time to traverse the open waters of the Aegean Sea would represent something altogether foreign to me.

5 tips: the heavy weather gybe – Yachting World. Of all sailing manoeuvres a heavy weather gybe is the one that can strike fear into the hearts of even professional racers. Jonty Sherwill asks Rob Greenhalgh for tips on how to deal with it With your heart rate rising like a jockey heading towards Becher’s Brook in the Grand National, your gaze is fixed on the gybe mark that’s getting ever closer. You may have been through this procedure countless times before, but picking the right wave at the right moment to gybe is a fresh challenge every time.

At play are elemental forces poised to have their fun if you drop your guard at a crucial moment. Today is more testing than usual, a gusty 25-30-knot wind is pushing against two knots of ebb tide and kicking up a short, confused sea, plus a boat overlapped to windward is looking keen to gybe as soon as you do. “Everyone ready?” Experts examine Oyster Yacht that sank. Oyster 90 that lost her keel and sank has been raised and investigations are ongoing into the structural failure that caused the keel and its stub to break away Polina Star III, a 90ft version of an Oyster 825 that lost her keel and sank off the coast of Spain on 4 July 2015, has been raised and is now being examined by experts who are investigating the cause of the failure. Although little is yet being said about the nature of the accident, the structural failure involved in the keel and its stub breaking away from the hull of the yacht and that this, ‘was not due to a failure of keel bolts’, according to a statement on Oyster Yachts’s website.

Before the yacht was raised, underwater photographs were taken in which the company says that the intact keel bolts can be clearly seen. Keel failure: the shocking facts - Yachting World. Keel damage is a very real danger To contemplate the loss of your keel is to think the unthinkable. Yet in recent years there have been several cases that have reminded us that this worst-case scenario can and does happen. How Much of a Sailor Are You? >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News. Find a Crew™ 50 innovations that changed sailing.

Chris Beeson picks 50 innovations that have changed our safety, navigation, life on deck and more 50 innovations that changed sailing AIS lifts the veil, allowing you to see and be seen This is the biggest step in marine safety since President Clinton made GPS publicly available in 1996. An AIS receiver allows you to monitor shipping traffic over 300 tonnes, and a transceiver also broadcasts your position to other AIS-enabled traffic. They come as stand-alone screens, chartplotter overlays and in fixed VHF units. 20 tips for surviving strong winds. Having analysed several case studies from Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, Tom Partridge identifies 20 key techniques for surviving strong winds A safe option is a strong cradle with arms secured by chains, the hull supported with Acrow props and ratchet cargo straps Credit: Tom Partridge 20 tips for surviving strong winds.

Расследование катастроф на море. Записки яхтсмена. Как я учился на шкипера (Day Skipper Tidal) в Ирландии. Автор: Николай Павлов (впервые рассказ был размещен в виде отдельных постов на форуме "Катера и яхты") Несколько вводных слов Базируется школа Sovereign Sailing (www.sovereignsailing.com) в городе Кинсейл (Kinsale) на юго востоке Ирландии. 15 - 20 мин на автобусе (5.5 евро) от аэропорта Корк и 5 минут от остановки автобуса до марины, удобно. Springing on and off. Solent (Pilotage Information and Charts) [Expanded View] : pilotage, charts, photos and marine business listings. General Solent Information The Isle of Wight (50°40'N., 1°18'W.) is situated off the Port of Southampton and Portsmouth, on the S coast of England.

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