Understanding Yacht Design: Part Two

A three-part series: Part Two Naval architect Filip Sochaj explains the complexities of hull form For new readers just joining Ocean Sailor, this is part two of a series of articles in which we take a deeper look at the world of yacht design. We examine how statistics and ratios shape the yacht, how they […]

A Weather Eye: Part Two

Plain sailing or battling storms: You chose By Dick Beaumont The sailor’s ability to access weather charts during ocean passages via satellite has reduced the probability of running into heavy weather. Undoubtably it improves safety at sea immeasurably. Although it will never be an alternative to a blue water yacht’s liferaft, I believe it to […]

Worse Things CAN Happen At Sea: Part TWO

Dealing with medical emergencies at sea. Part TWO: What medicines do we need to take? By Major Henry Chandler MBChB, MRCS, DMCC And Dr Chris Chandler FRCOG What medicines do we need to take? This month we consider the medicines you should consider taking with you on a significant ocean passage. Be realistic in what […]

Sailing The World Part Two: Passage Planning

A four part series Passages and their planning consist of the three Ds: departure, duration and destination, but they must include the factors mentioned under voyage planning: understanding currents and a long-term overview of wind trends. It’s important to bear in mind the general wind trend if the passage is five days or over, because […]