Sailing Logic Blog

Arthur Logic: The race to Eddystone and back

Race Report from Simon H. Arthur Logic."Our first race together, and the chance to put into practice the drills that Nick and George our skipper and mate were drumming into us on the training weekend.Crew onboard on Friday, food and water stowed below; amazing how much can be squirreled away into the various hide-aways in Arthur. Everyone up early

What’s the Coastal thingy between Day Skipper and Yachtmaster?

This is one of the most asked questions we receive at Sailing Logic HQ. Everyone knows you start with RYA Competent Crew, on to your RYA Day Skipper, then you do some stuff yourself and take your Yachtmaster. If you’re not good enough you do the Coastal - right? Erm, actually no. The RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal

Becoming a Confident Skipper - Part 2

Continuing our series on becoming a confident skipper we consider the importance of time on the water. In part 1 we looked at avoiding a collision, both with another boat and land. By ensuring you know EXACTLY where you are at all times and where the danger spots are, you can reduce the risk of running aground. Familiarisation w

Merlin Appears!

Woo hoo – she’s finally here!After literally months of anticipation (factory strikes in France, ferry delays etc), our newest First 40 has just arrived in Hamble from the Factory near Nantes.  To complement the Lancelot II, Arthur and Galahad gang, we have chosen to name her Merlin!  We can't wait to see her work her magic on the race cou

Fastnet 2015 - it's started!

Blog from Simon H. Arthur Logic.Training Weekend 1 Fastnet 2015Day 1 and the shipmates are getting restless… not another day in the Big Brother House, but two new teams meeting up for the first time to start the 2015 Fastnet campaign. Bacon butties, coffee and juice to get things started then on with the introductions, including a great little intr