Location, Location, Location. It might be real estate, but it’s equally important for that perfect holiday. If you’re off on a dinghy sailing holiday you need to be going to the right destination. There’s nothing worse as a complete beginner arriving somewhere looking to learn to sail with a constant force 5 wind blowing off…

So you google Dinghy Sailing holiday and are faced with a barrage of options. There are the all-inclusive resorts and the smaller quaint traditional B&Bs, the ones that concentrate on dingy sailing and those with a massive range of activities and finally ones with gentle winds and those with stronger winds. One Stop Sailing is…

With our office less than 100 metres from the sea we really do feel in touch with life at sea. At this time of year we often find ourselves speaking over the low bellowing booms of fog horns from large ships ploughing through the Solent.  After an Easter team building trip to Weymouth and Poole…

University of the Sea: The Fast Track Yachtmaster Course For more details of Yachtmaster fast track courses follow this link: www.onestopsailing.co.uk/rya-sailing-courses/rya-cruising-courses/rya-fast-track-yachtmaster-course/ 10/15 years ago the Yachtmaster fast track courses started to immerge, but too much criticism. People boasted that you couldn’t teach seamanship in such a short period of time and that the courses were far…

by Evan Gomberg Description: The Term “Jibe Set” describes crew work to set the spinnaker after rounding the weather mark and jibing the main and jib. Purpose: There are two primary reasons for doing a Jibe Set as opposed to a “Bear-Away Set” The rhumbline, or shortest path to the next mark, requires the boat…

Sailing insurance is a requirement for sailing holidays. If you already have insurance it is worth checking it covers sailing. We can not legally directly sell insurance. However we have teamed up with Topsail Insurance Ltd to offer Yachtsman’s Travel Policies with security provided by Canopius Managing Agents Limited. They offer specialist sailing travel insurance for sailing…

  [image url=””]http://www.onestopsailing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/airport-parking.jpg[/image]   Airport Parking If you’re looking to park your car at the airport then pre booking is almost a requirement nowadays. We have teamed up for Holidays Extra to offer incredible value airport parking. Simply follow this link:   Book Airport Parking   Airport Hotels If you’re scheduled to catch an early…

The first thing to say is: don’t wait till the last minute! Years ago there were an abundance of amazing last minute deals. However after people started to miss out on sailing holidays because they waited too late and missed the holiday altogether or they ended up paying twice as much for flights, they began…

Since 2012 there has been a big shift in qualification requirement to charter a yachts. No longer can you survive on just previous experience. Pretty much all the major destinations around the world (including Greece Turkey and Croatia)require you to hold a qualification to at least the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) level, which is…