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Sailing

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.

OCC Spring Rally RSYC Yarmouth IOW

The wind and weather gods favoured Luiz Provin, Vice Commodore of the Offshore Cruising Club, organiser of the OCC Spring Rally.

A high-pressure weather system delivered unseasonably high temperatures of twenty-celsius plus, warm fair winds, and calm seas.

Overlord and Sea Scamp carried out extensive sailing training in the central and west Solent. No matter the level of ability, all the crews were refreshed and tested in safety, MOB, spinnaker handling, circuit and bumps in Cowes, anchoring, pilotage, and sail handling drills.

The focal point was a start of season gathering for yachting aficionados at the Isle of Wight’s gentrified Yarmouth marina and dinner at the Royal Solent Yacht Club.

The dusk panoramic vista from the dining room on the cliff top gave a grand view of the heat wave’s thunder and lightning storm.

As a shakedown to the new season, the Rally gave the opportunity to fix, rectify and sort out faults on the boats. New crews gained insights and training, while the experts sorted out technical solutions on their vessels.

The OCC Spring Rally was a great success.

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