June 1, 2020 4:00PM GMT — Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sail a 90-Foot sailing yacht? One-hour discussion with Andy, and how he ended up with Yacht Songbird, a 90-foot luxury sailing yacht. Discussion includes systems onboard Songbird. Andy will also be describing upcoming sailing plans for Yacht Songbird and … Continue reading Sailing 90-foot Yacht Songbird – Q&A with Andy Kinnaird
May 21, 2020 4:00PM GMT — This session continues the basic introduction into chart work. We will also cover course to steer.
May 14, 2020 4:00PM GMT — This session continues the basic introduction into chart work. We will also cover GPS, electronic charts, and other electronics.
May 7, 2020 4:00PM GMT — This session continues the basic introduction into chart work. We will also cover time zones, DR & EP, and fixing a position.
April 30, 2020 4:00PM GMT — This continues the basic introduction into chart work. We will also cover secondary ports, tidal stream, and overfalls and races.
May 4, 2020 4:00PM GMT — This session will be a good introduction to the marine diesel engine. We will talk about the cooling system, the fuel system, and various problems and solutions.
May 11, 2020 4:00PM GMT — Radar is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids. The best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly.
April 13, 2020 4:00PM GMT — During this session, we will talk about interpolating a weather forecast, how to read a synoptic chart, as well as weather fronts. This is a vast subject that can take many years to master. This session is designed to be an introduction.
May 18, 2020 4:00PM GMT — During this session we will talk about passage planning and look into the thought process starting from getting the boat ready to checking the weather before departure. We will also be looking at alternative ports in case we have to change course.
April 9, 2020 4:00PM GMT — This is a basic introduction into chart work and the uses and parts of a chart. We will also cover how to take a true bearing and touch upon other skills that will be included in later lessons.
April 6, 2020 4:00PM GMT — No one in in there right mind would set out on the road without knowing at least some knowledge of the Highway Code, Its the same on the water during this session we will cover and introduce you to the International regulations of preventing collisions at Sea.
April 2, 2020 4:00PM GMT — Cruising is one of the safest leisure sporting activities, and 99.9% of those afloat will never use their liferaft. However, if you are part of the unlucky 0.1% your chances of survival will be greatly increased if you understand how to use the equipment and how to help yourself.