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 […]

Sailing The World Part One: Voyage Planning

A four-part series Before setting off on any offshore cruise it is essential to understand, in depth, the vagaries of the world’s weather systems and ocean currents. All sailors must be able to make their own decisions independently of any route planning services or pilot book.  They must develop their own voyage and passage plans, […]