Useful Sailing Links

British Offshore Sailing School.

One of the largest sailing schools in the UK.
Col Regs Chart.
Skysail have an excellent training site with lots of information covering the RYA courses, plus they have also created the Collision Regulations Chart.
Passage planning apps.
Routelist offers free previews / screen shots of iPad navigation apps in operation and links to Apple iBookstore to sample or purchase iBooks on Tidal Waters Route Planning with various iPad Apps.
Sailwx - links to tidal height tables for the world. Sailwx have some very useful tidal and weather links. Just scroll down the page and enter the lat. and long. you are interested in. A navigation training site.

A useful educational site. Loads of animations of knots (in German). Great tips for remembering the Rules.

Royal Yachting Association

The UK's sailing authority. An interesting nautical site with useful downloads. Try the nautical lights test generator. Lots of practical experiences and advice for sailors.
The Jester Challenge Sail the Atlantic in a self reliant manner. is free to use, but if you feel you would like to contribute to the running and development costs you can donate via Paypal:

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