02
Sep
2021

How to get into sailing – Finding a boat trip!

So, for some reason or another, you’ve been inspired to learn to sail. Perhaps it was watching the Olympics, the America’s cup, or seeing a boat show take place. Maybe your friends won’t shut up about it and actually they’ve convinced you to give it a try. Now you’re wondering, how to start sailing? How do I find a place that does sailing for beginners.

Perhaps you’ve already checked out our blog: Boating, Sailing, Motoring, Yachting, Which One Is for Me?

It may seem impossible at first – boats are expensive, so who’s just going to let you, a total novice, jump on board and take the helm?! And how do I learn to sail near me? But, don’t worry, it’s actually MUCH easier than you might think to start sailing.

We’ll talk you through several options, including a few that could get you on board for a taster, for FREE.

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01
Sep
2021

Boating, Sailing, Motoring, Yachting, Which One Is for Me?

Looking out across the water watching all the boats gliding along on a summer evening you might wish you were out there with them, you might think ‘how do I take up boating?’

Breaking into the world of boating is easy, but first you need to decide what type of boat you want to be on. There are many disciplines in boating and whilst they all have some commonality, an expert on one type of vessel could easily be a disaster on another. For example, a dinghy sailor with no engine experience will not be safe to operate a motor cruiser, and a motor yacht skipper could get into a lot of trouble attempting to use a mast and sails. A more familiar analogy could be the difference between riding a bicycle and driving a car; the rules of the road are the same but how you handle your vehicle is vastly different.

This blog applies to anyone who is yet to get out on the water, or who has very limited experience, and wants to learn to sail. We will look at all the different boating disciplines and learn enough to decide which type of boating we would like to take part in most, this should help you realise your dream much more realistically.

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01
Jan
2021

Boatshed

Yacht Brokerage

Boatshed is one of the world’s largest yacht brokerage groups that prides itself on giving potential buyers the most complete and accurate picture of the boat that they want to buy.

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01
Jan
2021

PredictWind

Weather Forecasts

PredictWind provides the top ranked forecast models globally. These leading models are only available through PredictWind, giving unparalleled weather data.

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01
Jan
2021

Halcyon Yachts

Yacht Delivery

Halcyon Yachts is one of the UK’s leading yacht delivery companies. Whether you have a sailing yacht or motorboat, a superyacht or a family cruiser, you can always trust Halcyon Yachts to deliver with care and professionalism.

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01
Jan
2021

Topsail

Insurance

Topsail are specialists in marine insurance, dedicated to providing quality policies that meet a wide range of sailing, boating and travel insurance needs.

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