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Americas Cup - 10 things you should know

This weekend (25-26 July 2015) in Portsmouth sees the first stage of the World Series for the Americas Cup which will take place in Bermuda in 2017. And it’s a really big deal.  Why? Here are 10 things you should know about the America’s Cup…1. The 2013 America’s Cup final is hailed as the Greatest Ever Sporting Comeback.When the 4 times Briti

Team Jackie takes on the Round The Island Race

In a challenge to beat all others, Sailing Logic are proud to host eight (yes 8!) yachts for “Team Jackie”. A fantastic race within a race, for very good cause.Instigator, Mark Richardson threw down the gauntlet and Hugh Vyvyan (Saracen’s Director) was the first to take up the challenge.It all started when Mark Richardson’s wife, Jackie, passed awa

Becoming a Confident Skipper - Part 3

How to become a Confident Skipper – part 3In the previous parts of our becoming a confident skipper blog, we looked at two fundamental principles – knowing where you are and where the hazards are, and gaining further practical sailing experience.Once you have amassed a varied experience, fixed a few things whilst on the move and become used to all

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