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RYA sailing and RYA yachting videos showing essential seamanship skills. Catherine Dobson, RYA Yachtmaster, and Instructor, proprietor of Horizon Sailing, Conwy Marina, North Wales, sails her 38' yacht, Tessa Rossa, in the Irish Sea, the Menai Straits, and Angelsey. Check out the pilotage of the Swellies, Menai Straits.
A detailed commentary outlines the core skills in the RYA sailing and yachting syllabus. It is supported by filming of skills and activities from the RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal Skipper, and the RYA Yachtmaster handbooks.

The Swellies Menai Strait Low Water Passage Yacht Testa Rossa

I wanted to capture the experience of sailing through the Swellies in a different style. This first rough cut reflects key aspects. By this, I mean that it is recorded 'fly on the wall' style and then quickly produced and uploaded as soon as possible after the transit. The media shows the essential features observed while traveling north.

Warning. Do not use as a pilotage guide.

The video is part of a series showing Catherine Dobson's, Horizon Sailing's, yacht, Tessa Rossa.


Horizon Sailing and Yacht Testa Rossa is berthed at:

Conwy Quays Marina
Ellis Way, Conwy
North Wales
LL32 8PE

Contact details

Horizon Sailing
Tel: 07850 198455

Registered Office:
31 Barnfield Close,
Colne BB8 0QB

Filmed and produced by:

Eddy Jackson MBE
Multimedia Photojournalist