Learning To Sail The Usa Way

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The syllabus can be readily divided into two parts. The Keelboat Sailing Certification Program is made up of seven stages while Small Boat Sailing Program contains a further two stages. The Basic Small Boat Sailing Standard requires no previous experience or qualifications. It is the first course in the Small Boat Sailing Program. Students must […]


Evaluating A Coastal Cruiser

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Going coastal? You have abundant choices in boats Because coastal-cruising sailors are most often sailing on tight schedules, using their boats for only a day or two or, at most, a week or two at a time, the first thing they need to consider when choosing a new boat is its speed. Not that this […]


Dinghy Sailing With The Canadian Yachting Association

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White Sail Level I – Section 1 covers safety with a look at lifejackets, actions to be followed immediately after a capsize and how to right a capsized boat. And the required items for a sailboat less than 5.5 meters long as outlined in the current Boating Safety Guide. Section 2 is Seamanship, Candidates must […]


Ocean Passagemaking

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Passagemaking is growing worldwide and the South pacific is seeing a large increase in interest much the same as Europe has over the last couple of years. Passagemaking is long-distance cruising, coastal passagemaking is near shore, ocean passagemaking is offshore, on either the ocean or a large lake. If Passagemaking is to be included in […]


Oriental Nc What S The Big Deal

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You may have heard of a little town on the North Carolina coast called Oriental. In fact, this little village calls themselves the sailing capital of North Carolina. It would seem that that is not just idle talk either – Oriental boasts a boat to resident ratio of over 3 to 1. That’s 875 residents […]


Experience A Crystal Cruise Adventure

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Before setting sail on a cruise line, check out several different companies to find the one that best suits your travel desires. Want a short cruise or a world cruise? Crystal Cruise lines have something for every taste. Whether you want to sail to New England or to the Orient, Crystal Cruise lines have an […]


Boat Travel Gets You Traveling

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When it comes to set sail you will find that there is a lot of fun that that you can have on a boat of luxury. You will find that there are small exotic ports that you can go for and you will be able to choose where you go and when you go. You […]


Picking Cruise Package Holidays

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If you’ve ever looked at all the options for taking a cruise, you may have been overwhelmed by the possibilities. As you narrow down the options, here are some considerations that may help you in making that final outdoor vacation decision. Many people love the idea of being a tourist in the tropics. If you […]


Choosing The Right Boat

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The first thing you should know when choosing a boat is that no single boat will do everything. If your looking for a boat that inspires confidence, don’t expect it to shine in light air. Boats that are exciting to sail on the weekends aren’t the ideal boats for a passage through the ocean. You […]


Alaska Cruises

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Alaska – The Great Frontier Aw Inspiring scenery, glistening glaciers, plentifull wildlife, and Native American culture are only some of the marvelous attractions that attract cruise vacationers to Alaska. With so much to see and do in Alaska, it’s no wonder the state’s official flower is the alpine forget-me-not! Cruise Lines that sail to Alaska […]


Small Sailboats Are Fun

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Small sailboats are from about 10 to 18 feet in length (3 to 6 metres). Small sailboats are often called sailing dinghies, because almost all have open cockpits without any cabins. They are usually made from either marine plywood or fiberglass – the big manufacturers use fiberglass, but wood is used for some boats, particularly […]


Mx Ray Sailboat

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Very fast, monohull single-hander The MX-Ray sailboat is one of those sailboats that lots of dinghy sailors want to know about, but evidently not enough wanted to buy, as it is no longer made. With a top speed of 20 knots, the ability to plane in winds as low as 6 knots, this tiny sailboat […]


Setting Sail In A Sailboat

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When you set sail in a sailboat, make sure you have prepared yourself and the boat properly. If you are racing a small sailboat, you need to make sure you know where the course is, and that the rig is as good as you can get it. If you are cruising in a bigger sailboat, […]


Yacht Charter

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Chartering a boat is a good way to sail without the expense of owning your own boat. If you can’t spend more than a few weeks a year sailing and few people can the the option of chartering is definitely worth serious consideration. It also provides the opportunity to sail different boats in varied and […]


Think About The Right Boat Before Bying It

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The first thing you should know when choosing a boat is that no single boat will do everything. If your looking for a boat that inspires confidence, don’t expect it to shine in light air. Boats that are exciting to sail on the weekends aren’t the ideal boats for a passage through the ocean. You […]


What Is A Kitewing

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You propably know what a Kite is, but have you heard about the Kitewing? The kitewing is a lightweight hand-held wing shaped as a kite that can be used for sailing on ice, snow and land with a pair of skis, skates or a snowboard. This is done in wintertime. For summer use one can […]


Green Is Not Your Color

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You have got your flights scheduled and transportation arranged to your cruise ship’s port. A nice cabin with a little balcony is just waiting for you to sit and enjoy the ocean views. There’s just one little problem that’s niggling at the back of your mind – what if you get seasick? That is the […]