Navigation

Learning to navigate, is an important skill to learn. We have had to navigate through some tricky channels, as well as learning to navigate passages. We have brought some of these skills into our videos so that others can learn, mainly from our mistakes.

Watch our "Rookie mistakes" and add comments etc.

Rookie mistakes

Well we were sailing to Strangford Lough, a place that I had wanted to go for ages, but because we were so rusty, we made loads of Rookie mistakes We were at last out of Carrickfergus on the...
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Dealing with deviation

I was back on the Lass and there was so much we wanted to do. We wanted to get prepared for leaving, there was passage plans to finalise. We wanted to complete our deviation chart and on top of that...
Watch our "Go faster by sailing slower" video and leave comments etc.

Go faster by sailing slower

We are allowed out of the marina so we took the opportunity to practice some skills and put into practice some of the theory we are learning for our Yacht masters. We needed to move slip from one...
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Installing AIS

One of the items that we have wanted for a long time was AIS, but there are so many options to choose from that it was difficult to decide which solution was right for us. So to let us decide we...
On the map of Marine Traffic at last

On the map

On 17th March 2020, Salty Lass joined Marine Traffic. We had set up a test rig on the 14th and we were really excited to see all the other vessels pop up, but we could not determine if we were...
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Navigation - Outline plans

Following on from our previous video, we extract all the relevant information needed to draw up an outline passage plan for leaving Belfast Lough and heading over to Liverpool. Creating an...
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Passage planning - Sources

When planning a passage then you need to look at a variety of different sources of information. This allows you to paint a better picture of where you are going and what to expect. Sources of...
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Buoys

One of our subscribers had wanted us to talk about buoys, and we had just found some flip cards on the Lass, left by the previous owner, so we thought that this would we a great topic to talk about....
Day shape

Make your best guess

While learning about day shapes, I have really come to realise that sometimes you have to make your best guess. When I look at this picture, it reminds me that people get things wrong. I took...
Collision Regulations Summary

Collision Regulations Summary

When you read the collision regulations then it is important to create your own summary on them. This is our summary, and represents the main points that we thought were important. Part A -...