Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore

These are specific videos that have been created to cover the Yachtmaster syllabus. To look at background information as well as these videos look at the Yachtmaster tab at the top

Watch our "Navigation - Outline plans" video and add comments etc.

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...
Watch our "Plotting our escape" video and add comments etc

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...
Watch our "Staying Alive" video and add comments etc.

Staying Alive

One of the services that the RNLI do, is show you how to service your life jacket. So we decided to share with everyone some of the tips that we had picked up. Life jacket Service You need to...
Watch our "Buoys" video and add comments etc.

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...
Watch our "No ramming other boats" video and add comments etc

No raming other boats!

Our own very unique interpretation on the collision regulations aided and abetted by our very helpful crew The videos and real life have just about caught up with each other, so we told our...
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 -...
Watch our 'Going Backward' video and add comments etc.

Going Backward

There is lots to learn before we put in for our Yachtmasters, so we started with some basic marina manoeuvrers, like going backwards. It was a very calm day at the marina, absolutely no wind at...
Raising money for the RNLI

We were only on our third sail in our brand new boat to us and we had to call the coast guard for assistance. That assistance came in the shape of a RNLI boat from Portpatrick, so we have decided to raise money for the RNLI through our Damsels in distress page on just giving, that way you know that any money goes straight to them. We have set ourselves a target of £500 and we would like to honour our pledge, so if you like our videos then please give a little to those who rescue people in the seas around the UK.

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