Sailing discussion

How can I get in to sailing?

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By which we mean, how can I get in to sailing yachts? We deal with hundreds of clients on board every year and many, many of them will ask a question along the lines of how do I get to skipper a yacht like this? how do you start to sail? can anyone learn to […]

Sailing discussion

When is it too windy to go sailing?

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This is the question I have been mulling over today. Let me describe the situation. I am due to skipper a yacht this weekend for a sailing school in the Solent. This yacht, and its crew, is supposed to be crossing the English Channel in a mad, mile-building, dash – Cherbourg and back in a […]

Review

Summer 2016 is over – skipper highlights

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theyachtskipper.com has a busy summer 2016 Summer 2016 may be over but we are looking back on some great sailing memories. Incredibly almost, the weather through May, July and August was consistently fine along the south coast and our trips, events and cruises were blessed by sunshine and warmth though not always great sailing breezes. […]

Inshore racing

Round The Island Race 2016

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RTIR 2016 – A breezy, bumpy day on the water RTIR 2016 will be remembered by many competitors for its big winds and even bigger seas. According to bar room debriefs some boats rounded the Needles with over 40 knots across the deck along with copious amounts of green water. Wight Diamond, entered as Consilio […]

Offshore racing

Rolex Middle Sea Race is timed out

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2012 This first blog post is a historic one to get us going. For me it’s been a first stab at a serious offshore classic – and in this case it’s the Middle Sea Race which leaves Grand Harbour, Valletta in Malta, heads north east to round Sicily and outlying islands […]