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How much paint do you need?

How much paint? When it comes time to paint your boat you will need to have some idea of its surface area in order to estimate how much paint to buy. Every well organised boater will have a file where useful bits of information can be stored. Nowadays this could be a...

Minimum Equipment for Offshore Yachts

Minimum Equipment for Offshore Yachts (New Regulations from Australian Sailing) Australian Sailing Special Regulations had its genesis from the clubs that were running offshore races who saw a need to quantify the minimum equipment an offshore cruising yacht should...

Heightened Risk

Heightened Risk Image courtesy ORCV Avoiding Capsize The risk of a yacht being knocked down by wind and waves, so that the mast is horizontal to the water, is so well known that the yachting authorities write rules that encourage yacht design to survive this...

How to Anchor

All about anchors…. Ensuring that your anchor, rope and chain are correct will provide secure safety in the water. The anchor cable between the boat and the anchor on the bottom forms a curve called a catenary. Ideally the catenary is such that the bottom angle...
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