YBW’s editor Stef Bottinelli loves boats but after a couple of boating mishaps as a teenager she’d become a little nervous on water. Could Universal Yachting RYA Start Yachting course cure her of her fears and inject the fun back into sailing?
The old adage that ‘you never stop learning’ could not be more applicable than to sailing. Whilst anyone can just get in a boat, it’s wise to get some training and experience before setting off over the horizon. Recognised around the world, RYA (Royal Yachting Association) training courses and qualifications are designed to encourage high […]
Sailing in the Solent – A guide to this famous sailing area The Solent encompass a large area of protected water and is probably one of the busiest and most famous sailing areas in the world. It is an area steeped in history and natural beauty, with pretty fishing ports, islands and a wealth of activities. […]
Introduction Once you have learnt how to sail and mastered the art of skippering a yacht on short voyages, the next natural progression is to embark on the MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Scheme and attain a Certificate of Competence. These sailing qualifications are recognised around the world as a clear mark of your sailing ability. Unlike a […]