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…

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…