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 "Ferry gliding" video and make comments.

Ferry gliding

Well we had got to Portaferry and I had helmed Salty Lass into the slip and completley nailed the ferry gliding that we had to do to get into Portaferry. The pilotage notes for Portaferry...
Watch our "Dealing with deviation" and add comments etc.

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...
Types of compass

Types of compass

There are several types of compass on Salty Lass, so as part of our Yacht master training I thought that I would write about all the different compasses on Salty Lass and how we have used them ...
Watch our "Man overboard preparation" video and add comments

Man Overboard preparation

Really this is just the start of our thinking on Man Overboard, as we will be coming back to this topic again as we perfect all the techniques, but we have at least started the study with, how do we...
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...
Watch our "Storm sailing preparation" and add comments etc.

Prepare for the worst

One of the items in the Yachtmaster syllabus is "Preparing yacht for sea and for adverse weather" so Beverley and I decided to chat about that and how we always prepare Salty Lass for storms even...
Watch our "Winding the boat" video and add comments etc.

Winding the boat

There is not much that we can do in lock down to pursue our goal of becoming Yachtmasters, but one thing that we could do was turn the boat by lines alone. We had decided to practice winding...
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...
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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