Allan Howell's Lockdown Article

  • Using the yachts' GPS part 1
  • Using the yachts' GPS part 2
  • Pilotage with a Hand Bearing Compass
  • Transits
  • A couple of Christmas questions
  • Marina Mooring
  • Following seas
  • A first Channel Crossing Part 1 and Part 2
  • Personal Emergency Radio Devices

    MCA booklet is a guide to the capabilities and use of various Personal Emergency Radio Devices available.


    OscarLine is a great new idea for assisting in man overboard recovery. It has been developed by Jeff Birkin, one of our skippers and tested on club trips.


    Bristol Sailing Association is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association


    Chris and Julia Wallace document their cruising in Aremiti

    Wind Visualization

    This is a really wonderful visualisation of wind speed and direction at multiple levels of the atmosphere. You can change the viewpoint by dragging the global and choose what layers of data are show and change the period by clicking on "earth'. Just recently ocean currents have been added too.

    Flag recognition

    Remembering all the maritime signal flags is a challenge. Chris Wallace devised a web page to learn or revise the flags, their letters and their meaning. Enjoy.