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…

We found this really helpful article from the sailing legend Dee Caffaris website (http://www.deecaffari.co.uk/en/did_you_know-edition_07.html)   First, we need to look at the distinction between the port tack and the starboard tack. If the wind is coming from anywhere on the left side, the boat is on port tack. Likewise if the wind is coming from…

If you’re off on a sailing course and want to get ahead by learning some basic boat parts then read the pictogram below:   [image url=””]http://www.onestopsailing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/PartsoftheBoat.jpg[/image] Bow – Front of the boat (pointy end) Stern/Aft/Transom – Back of the boat (blunt end) Hull – the actual body of the boat Keel – The big bit of lead handing centrally…

Below are a few key words that will help you sound like a salty sea dog!   Abeam Off the beam or on the side of the boat   Aft Towards the stern of the boat; to move aft is to move back   Aladdin cleat A cleat that attaches to the backstay over the…

[image url=””]http://www.onestopsailing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Turkey-Sailing-Course.jpg[/image]   Right Decision The first thing to do is say; congratulations! Thinking of booking a sailing holiday is a step in the right direction. However now you are faced with endless choice; Do you bareboat over flotilla? Is it Greece over Turkey, or neither? That’s all before we get onto what boat you…