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Entries posted in: April 2015


Sailing’s Darkest Night

21 April 2015
FILED IN: Sailing

Sailing can be a dangerous sport. The sea is unpredictable and freak weather conditions can develop out of nowhere or so it seems. One of the reasons the Fastnet Race is so challenging is because of the strong to gale force winds that are prevalent in the area around the time of…

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Make Yachting Part of Your Team Building Exercise

21 April 2015
FILED IN: Corporate Sailing, Industry Regattas, Corporate Events, Solent, Cowes, Hamble

Team building activities are a great way to help groups develop more effective communication and problem solving strategies. There are plenty of different team building exercises you can try if your group would benefit from some quality time together, but sailing ticks an awful l…

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How to Winterise Your Yacht

21 April 2015
FILED IN: Yacht Winterisation, Yacht Maintenance

Boats, like people, don’t benefit from long periods of inactivity, so the best way to keep your yacht in a seaworthy condition is to continue using it all year round. Unfortunately, however, unless you can afford to sail your yacht to a warmer climate for the winter months,…

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A Short History of the Fastnet Race

21 April 2015
FILED IN: No Categories

The off-shore Fastnet Race is one of the pinnacles of the racing calendar and is widely considered to be a true test of both boats and crews. Every two years, a flotilla of boats leaves Cowes on the Isle of White and races to the Fastnet Rock on the southernmost tip of Ireland, b…

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