On Board Security – Part Three

Dick Beaumont loads the dice against piracy attack Anti-piracy preparation for your yacht Here are some simple rules that I have developed over the years to reduce a yacht and crews susceptibility to piracy. If you read and digest the information from the various sources below, you will realise that most acts of piracy are […]

Schooled At Sea

Educating their three children afloat led a cruising couple to start a desktop sailing business which now funds their voyaging, as Dick Durham reports. When the sweet-lined sloop, Totem, sailed slowly out of Puget Sound, in America’s Washington State, Niall Gifford, eldest of the boat’s child crew, couldn’t swim. Just eight months later, before he […]

Sailing the Andaman Sea

With over 1,400 islands, Thailand is a sailor’s paradise By Trystan Grace With the wintery weather taking a grip in the UK and Europe, we travel to Thailand this month and slip the lines in Phuket, writes Trystan Grace. This is a beautiful part of the world and a great playground for sailors from all […]

The Royal Cruising Club

FIRST IN AN OCCASIONAL SERIES OF YACHT CLUBS & INSTITUTIONS By Paul Heiney, Commodore You’d expect a club with so much saltwater running in its veins to have at least been born somewhere near the coast. The truth is that it began as an association of gentlemen from the UK’s City of Wolverhampton – not […]

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 […]