Have you heard of Ian Herbert-Jones? This Ex-British Army Engineer circumnavigated the globe in the 2007/08 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and is now gearing up to do it again as one of the skippers entered in the 2022 Golden Globe Race.
Okay so you’re getting ready to go sailing, your passage plan is done and it’s time to plot your course to steer
If you love boating then you probably know more than most that the sea can be your best friend, and at times, your greatest challenge. Safety kit for you and your boat is the most expensive kit you own that you’ll always wish you never have to use.
Hi everyone, if like us you're climbing the walls at home thinking about all the beautiful sailing you're missing in this stunning spring weather, you might be in need of a little respite.
Hello sailing friends, how are you doing? If like us you miss your beloved boat, frolicking on the water and having the wind and salt in your hair, we get it.
Many of us are missing our beloved time out on the water. Sailing with our friends and family has been replaced with isolation restrictions, lockdown measures and/or social distancing requirements.
We love to sail, as do many other people around the world. This love for the sea inevitably leads to crowded waterways where, just like in a car, you need to know the rules of the road.
Here are our picks of some of the best sailing blogs to read. We have picked a diverse selection that you may not have come across before, enjoy.
We asked the crew for some reading recommendations, this is what they came up with, enjoy their recommendations on or off the water.
So you’ve decided to go for it, you’re going to become a Yachtmaster, brilliant! Now there’s one pesky thing standing in your way, the all important exam.
During the COVID-19 pandemic many of us are on lockdown. Whilst we’re confined to our sofas there has never been a better time to catch up on our favourite sailing movies!
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, it’s almost time to leave land behind and set off! Before you cast off your lines, there are a few essential things you need to do in order to ensure a smooth getaway and a safe and comfortable trip.
Sailing looks so easy in the movies. The sun is always shining, the crew are in shorts and the weather is beautiful. Back in the real world however, a little more preparation and planning needs to go into your time on the water.
A Three time World Champion, four time Paralympian, Hannah Stodel is by all measures an impressive woman, on a mission. This week Hannah signed on to become an ambassador for sailing navigation startup, savvy navvy.
Was “man’s best friend” made for boating? One of the great pleasures in life is having a dog as a companion. The other, many of us would argue, is being on a boat.
Savvy navvy is the first all-in-one marine navigation solution for boaters across the globe. As of today our community members will get a recommended Course To Steer (CTS) when plotting routes with savvy navvy.
Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just out for the day, there are few standard boating knots everyone should know. The good news is, it doesn’t matter if you didn’t learn how to tie knots at school, anyone can learn.
There’s an age-old rule about packing. Lay everything out on the bed, then reduce it by half. The theory? You basically never use most of what you take with you!
A question we get from people new to savvy navvy is, “Sounds good, but how’s it different to what’s already available?”. You might be wondering the same thing, so let me try to explain.
A Day Skipper qualification forms part of a series of courses sailors can undertake such as competent crew, coastal, yachtmaster, yachtmaster instructor and yachtmaster offshore.
When you’re out boating it’s likely you’ll need to communicate with others around you (for instance to relay information or to raise an alarm), and the way you do this onboard is via your VHF radio.
You’re off sailing. You’ve plotted your course on the chart, so isn’t it now just a case of reading it off and asking the helm to steer it? Unfortunately not, and here’s why.
With spring on our doorstep many of us are starting to plan our summer holiday, and chartering is likely to be a top contender. At savvy navvy, users from all over the globe are using the app to explore their routes, why not try out yours too!
Entering an unfamiliar marina at night, it’s something we’re all advised to avoid and rightly so as it can be dangerous. At some stage in your sailing career however you will find yourself needing to come into a new marina in the dark.
There are few (if any) topics which generate as much discussion, and as much anxiety among boaters as anchoring.
One of the most daunting aspects, even for the most seasoned of sailors, is mooring up in a strange marina after a long day.