brush up on some of your nautical theory
Through my time teaching it often occurred to me that there was scope for more sailing related material for learning with other than just text in books. So here are some of my additions. I will be looking to build on this with new additions and hopefully one day a book.
Be sure to check back for future updates as more content is in the pipeline.
Some help on how to look after your yacht.
The absolute best thing you can do on your own boat is to keep on top of basic checks to ensure all your parts and systems stay in the best condition possible and do not get tired or worn out resulting in something more serious breaking.
Below you will find a downloadable pdf check list on what parts and systems you should be checking across the different areas of your boat. It is a long list and some jobs take longer than others while some can be done quite quick. While the list is pretty extensive it will not include everything and each boat or person may find extra's that need checked on top of this. The list is based on an average boat but it is pretty universal and can be adapted uniquely to suit your boats needs.
My suggestion would be take a read and have a look at your boat and see what makes sense and what doesn't then get in touch with me and we can arrange a hands on consultation meeting on board your boat to go through everything you need to check, exactly how to do it and what you will need. I will then leave you with a more in depth and unique to your boat yearly maintenance checks complete with 'how to's' so you yourself can continue to look after your boat in a professional manner.
Some useful learnings and fun puzzles.
A downloadable PDF of Yachtmaster level questions.
A fun colouring in picture of boat parts for the younger ones on board.
Paint by numbers
Self authored blogs aimed to enhance your learning.
A short look at why you shouldn't ditch your charts over GPS.
Learn how the hippocampus part of your brain can help you stay safe on the water!
An answer to the often asked question of "where do I get my weather from".
A short example of why it is important to use mulitple forecasts to fully understand the situation.