The first thing is to pack for when and where you’re going. If you’re joining an Arctic expedition you won’t be packing exactly the same as if you were going to Turkey in August, but a lot of it will be the same just with more or less shorts! Below is a guide for what…

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…

We don’t like to think that you will ever require this service. But if you wish to complain either about the booking process or indeed about the holiday itself once you have returned; please contact our after sales team on the email address below: aftersales@onestopsailing.com If it is a complaint about the holiday then we…

Living in the picturesque sailing town of Cowes is largely very pleasant. However container ships, like tide, wait for no man and in the Spring we regularly wake up to the sound of fog horns blowing in the middle of the night as a thick layer of sea mist descends over the Solent. But it…

Turkey has announced it is changing the visa regulations. No Longer can you simply hand over a £10 note upon arrival. You have to apply for a visa in advance through this website: www.evisa.gov.tr So if you are travelling to Turkey this summer make sure you get your Visa in advance!

Below is a packing guide for a flotilla or bareboat sailing holiday. It is only meant to be a guide, you should give much consideration to when and where you’re travelling to. Turkey in August is very different to Scotland in February for example. It also varies on what you are doing and who with.…