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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

What's The Difference Between A Yacht and A Superyacht?

Posted on Tuesday 11th of October 2016

For many, a yacht is the go-to post-lottery-win purchase, It’s always possible to dream a little bigger though, and in the case of top dollar ships, we’re surprised more people don’t imagine themselves behind the wheel of a “superyacht”. Also known as a “Luxury yacht” or “Mega yacht”, these modern day sea monsters rank just below buying your own private island (and given the... Read More

How To Update An Admiralty Paper Chart

Posted on Tuesday 27th of September 2016

Where do I begin? First, you need to find out whether or not your chart actually needs updating.  There are two ways of going about this. If you have your computer switched on, you can go to UKHO and select ‘view update list by chart number’.  Insert the chart number into the box provided and it will give you a list of all of the corrections applied to that chart since the release of... Read More

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