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Search: Posts Made By: Yorksailor
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Navigating the Reefs of Andros

We have used Navionics from Northern Canada to Trinidad and three times around the Caribbean and find them excellent value...We also have Open CPN...similar sized errors but just different depending...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,581
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Excellent post Mike and Mr F's link to the data on anchoring will provide me with hours of amusement as I sit at anchor!

The one point I would add is that we never 'anchor and run'. We set the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,947
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: RYA yachtmaster vs USCG license Captain vs ICC

Rock,

For the Yachtmaster certification to be used commercially/teaching in the UK you also must do a day each of: sea survival (liferaft practice in the pool), first aid and diesel mechanicing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,947
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: RYA yachtmaster vs USCG license Captain vs ICC

We have both the USGG Master's License (My wife) and the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean (Me) on our boat.

The USCG license is an excellent theory exam requiring documentation of 720 days at...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Inexperienced crew looking for opportunities

Over the last 10 years we have take over 200 people sailing, 12 were Sea Scouts and we have taken crew on multiple off-shore trips. One lady has sailed in 7 countries and two male crew have sailed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Venezuela ? Cruising and saftey ?

We have visited the Venezuelan islands of Los Roches and Las Aves and have spent a great deal of time in Trinidad, Grenada and the ABC's, the nearest Caribbean islands to Venezuela where we have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,045
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Admiral of the year nominee?

Sailing lessons would promote her from Admiral to co-captain. Oldest lady I taught to sail was 66 and she was much better than her younger husband.

If I ever referred to my sailing partner as...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-11-2013
Replies: 860
Views: 46,945
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

This post reminds me of my medical training; after the juniors had been up all night up to their asses in alligators, blood and guts a 9-5 academic lab doctor would explain to us exactly what we had...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-14-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,326
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

I am assuming that because you chose the ICW that you are not comfortable with being off-shore for several days in 40 knots of wind and 15-20 ft seas.

We are too big for the ICW but we never...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-14-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,326
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream

The further south you set off for the Bahamas the better. Miami to West End is an easy sail. Jacksonville to West End much harder because you are heading into the Stream.

Do not be seduced by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,297
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Miami to Bimini

Ralph,
Shortest route vs seamanship...

2 years ago we were in Cancun and wanted to go to St Barts which is 1,400 miles into the trades and the current. The trades were blowing hard and even our...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-26-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,172
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Anchor Setting Woes

Your problems are easy to fix...Get a real anchoring system!

Get a decent sized Rochna (one size bigger that advertised) and 100 ft of chain. Drop rochna and slowly let out 4 to 1 scope of chain,...
Forum: Caribbean 01-22-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,370
Posted By Yorksailor
Left many times for the Bahamas, both US and...

Left many times for the Bahamas, both US and non-US passports and never checked out. However, the Mexicans do want a exit document if you go directly there.

Phil
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