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5 Best Sailing Destinations For Easter

Posted on Wednesday 19th of April 2017

The Easter break may be coming to an end, but now is a better time than any to get thinking about those great sailing expeditions! The sun is shining, you've got the boat back out from storage, all your provisions are at the ready and you've fired up the engine... but where do you go? At Sea Chest we are fanatical about all things nautical and we love finding great sailing spots to share with... Read More

10 Tips To Avoid Seasickness

Posted on Friday 24th of March 2017

Seasickness can affect anyone, and whether you're a seasoned seafarer that suffers from it or you're new to sailing, the symptoms can be at the very least unpleasant and at worst, put you off enjoying what you love doing most. What is Seasickness? Seasickness, or kinetosis (motion sickness), is generally caused by disputing sensory systems in the body. Information from both visual senses... Read More

How To Plan Your Passage for a Sailing Trip

Posted on Monday 27th of February 2017

Successful sailing comes down to three factors: the scope of your knowledge, your ability on the water, and preparation. The latter is arguably the most important. How can you even begin to traverse continental oceans without a basic bearing? From route planners to nautical charts, this entry in the Seachest blog will look at the best ways to plan your passage for a sailing trip. Know Your... Read More

Boat Courtesy Flag Etiquette & Regulations

Posted on Monday 30th of January 2017

Sailing is steeped in tradition. Even though aspects of the activity have been heavily modernised, several actions are much as they were decades, even centuries ago. One of these is courtesy flag etiquette - the act of flying a foreign nation’s flag as your boat enters and passes through its waters. Sounds simple enough, but there are actually a fair number of regulations and expectations... Read More

5 Places To Sail To in 2017

Posted on Tuesday 20th of December 2016

What is it you love about sailing? Feeling the wind lapping against your hair? The salty ocean spray on your skin? The adventure of being away from normality? Or the proud moment when you arrive at your destination, or perhaps seeing wildlife you don’t find inland? There are so many reasons to love the sea and sailing across it opens your world to new and fascinating experiences. For the... Read More

Nautical Themed Christmas Gift Ideas

Posted on Thursday 10th of November 2016

It won't be long until we're dropping our anchor down for Christmas, how did that happen? With the darker evenings here to stay, and the Christmas adverts already popping up on our TV, it's about time that we started our Christmas shopping. Even if you're not feeling like making your way to the shops or even believing that Christmas is coming just yet, we've put together some of our... Read More

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