I was taken by the simplicity of how Geoffrey Prout describes rigs in his “Brown’s Pocket-Book for Yachtsmen” that I have been very kindly leant a copy of. To share it with you (and the wonderful hand drawn diagram to explain the main types of rig) I have included what he says below. ‘Fore-and-aft-rigged vessels […]
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I was recently loaned a copy of a wonderful book in the form of a reprint from 1943…. It’s a fascinating historical document that shows both areas of significant change on the water and aspects of sailing that haven’t altered at all. A quick search online shows the first edition to have been published in […]
Prevention is, as in other aspects of seamanship, better than cure.
It is with relief that the news of a yacht that found herself in difficulties off the Lizard (Cornwall’s most southerly headland) last Thursday was rescued by the RNLI’s Lizard Tamar Class Lifeboat ‘Rose’ in 4m swell and near gale force winds. It is understood that the yacht rescued (the 33ft Golden Morn) had developed engine […]
Welcome to Change of Tack, a new marine leisure based service that is designed to bring together professional sail training (within the RYA framework), skippering & navigational roles and hospitality for you to gain the most and enjoy the experience. Whether you are a RYA Training Centre requiring the services of an instructor, a business […]