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Flag etiquette & day shapes

Nautical flag etiquette, signal flags, burgees and day shapes

SAFETY ON DECK

Our latest installment in our “Rigging for Beginners” video series includes some safety tips for moving around on deck while reefing a mainsail. As promised, below are some slides which can be downloaded and saved for future use. Sending a crew member on deck… Continue Reading “SAFETY ON DECK”

Rigging for beginners # 2

After great response to our first video in the series Rigging for Beginners # 1 we are pleased to announce that chapter 2 has now been uploaded and published. This has been a great learning experience for us, as we find ourselves with spare… Continue Reading “Rigging for beginners # 2”

Rigging tutorial # 1

Welcome to the first in a series of tutorials where we explain sailboat rigging. This is an easy-to-follow and free series aimed at assisting total beginners in gaining important information regarding sailboats and how they work.

esail sailing simulator

Things to do during lockdown While the rest of the world is on strict lockdown and in self-isolation, I am cruising the seas, sailing without restrictions, bottle of rum by my side, exploring the Shearwater islands. Need to sheet in both the jib and… Continue Reading “esail sailing simulator”

top 5 reasons we love to kitesurf Maldives

why a small group of enthusiastic kitesurfers call maldives home and why we love to kite here

wind arrives – ladies depart

finally after days of much anticipation and eagerly watching the forecast, this morning the predicted winds finally arrived, and the ladies couldn’t wait to hit the water. These winds have been absent for around two weeks and finally we can unpack the kites and… Continue Reading “wind arrives – ladies depart”

sailing Turkey

Our original plan was to go sail Croatia, which has many options for sailors of all levels. The bareboat charter industry is big business and the coast is a favourite destination for full-time cruises as well as short-term getaways. The prices are reasonable and all… Continue Reading “sailing Turkey”

what’s the plan

briefly… Our travel experiences have changed our vision for our future.  There is so much of the world to see and experience, and together we have formulated a plan that could work for both of us. I use the word “could” as we are not… Continue Reading “what’s the plan”

new kites arrive

Flysurfer recently re-launched their inflatable kite, appropriately known as the Stoke. After flying the Speed5 and Soul, appreciating the production quality coupled with first-class service, we decided to order a 9m and a 12m… Our school now has two new family members and we are pleased… Continue Reading “new kites arrive”