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Search: Posts Made By: ScottUK
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By ScottUK
Re: RYA courses, how difficult are they, advice needed

I would recommend just buying the yachtmaster theory book and learn it cover to cover. The tests for the yachtmaster and coastal skipper are both practical. I think for coastal you will need 800nm...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By ScottUK
Re: First Time Crewing!!

That's brillant. Hope you get invited back.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-10-2014
Replies: 593
Views: 40,025
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

It is too bad these cases are attritional with the party with the least resources disadvantaged.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-29-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,279
Posted By ScottUK
Re: high wind gybing technique??

Another safe way to gybe in high winds is to tack. (not sure if that is a chicken gybe)
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Just Finished ASA 101 - what a blast!

Timing is everything or it is hard.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Just Finished ASA 101 - what a blast!

Glad you enjoyed it Nancey. It is good you are furthering your education and I think you will refine your needs for a boat by sailing on other people's boats.

I saw that you placed an advert in...
Forum: Weather 06-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By ScottUK
Free Dashew Weather Handbook

http://setsail.com/mwh.pdf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Going to Northern Scotland!

Good Scottish weather - dreek.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,077
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Never took offense in the slightest Jim!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,077
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

I think you are helping in my argument Jim. I would also include people who find sailing not really their cup of tea after purchasing a boat. I think my proposal is a more measured approach.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,077
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

By boat clubs I mean clubs that have a fleet of boats but I admit I have never joined one. I have read about them so going off that. Do a search for them in your area. It should introduce you to like...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-27-2014
Replies: 593
Views: 40,025
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Don't know what your on about but in this case they could have sailed to the nearest harbour if they were 30 miles from shore. If the boat was in imminent peril a rescue boat would have been able to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 65,569
Posted By ScottUK
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I'm sure the billions of people living on $2 a day would agree with you.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-10-2013
Replies: 956
Views: 59,177
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

This is a sailing forum these kind of the things are the fodder for discussion. That is what forums are for.

As for your bold faced statement I agree with you completely, see post no.80. However...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Feedback on Anchoring in Storms

Glad you got out alright. The major problems as I see it were as follows.

1 - you let your schedule dictate your course of action.

2 - you selected an anchorage that was small and already had...
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