In this section you will find:
All Wrapped Up :
covers the range of sailing clothes worn around the world, what's warmest and
keeps you driest, for those freezing seas at the extremes of our planet and
what's coolest and most comfortable in the tropics. What is value for money and
when is a brand name a sign of quality?
At The Helm: steering mechanisms, from the tiller to hydraulic systems, electronic, interfaced, automatic pilot to
wind-vane steering, from the unwilling crew to the racing helmsman.
Crew Manual: we share
pages of the crew manual written especially for Leopard Normand III and invite
you to share ideas and information too. You can tell us all about the rules
aboard your vessel, or recommend books you have used to good effect. If you are
a beginner in sailing this is a must for you and, if you're an old hand, a
refresher course can help to remind one not to take too much for granted...
Mysteries Of The Deep
is where you can tell us and, if you have pictures, show us, about
inexplicable phenomena at sea, whether on the sea or in it...
Navigation News: all about charts, electronic equipment, GPS, and 'old-fashioned' techniques, the sextant, dead reckoning...readers can report temporary navigation hazards, changes and discoveries.
Safety At Sea: we look at safety aboard and in relation to other vessels, the weather and the sea itself.
SAFE AND SOUND
is about stopping safely, as opposed to sailing safely. Anchorages and moorings
where you can relax, and those where you may not be able to.
Havens will carry your recommendations and warnings, Ground Rules
will look into what is appropriate tackle for different mooring situations and Common
Sense will be used to accumulate ideas and information of a practical
nature to do with being in foreign waters.
School: we cover the whole topic of learning to sail.
Weather Or Not: Predicting and understanding weather patterns, websites for mariners, onboard equipment and weather 'nets'. Share your knowledge with other mariners.
Includes Anatomy Of A Hurricane,
Maureen Pope's description of living through Lenny; Eye
On The Hurricanes; Forecasting
And Prediction and Weather