Sailing

There are many types of knots that can be used when sailing. Each knot serves a specific purpose, and knowing what knot to use in any given situation is a crucial skill to have as a sailor. Learn 8 essential knots, and when to use them, in this rope work masterclass video.

Position, 31/5: 33˚ 49'S 029˚ 09'E Distance to Mauritius, 1711NM Wind,  F3 SE Hi All, Well, it has been an interesting 36 hours for the start of our second leg of the trip up to Mauritius. Leaving PE, we had a westerly wind behind us and had a short trip around Algoa...

Before you dream big and get stuck on visions of luxury cruises and exotic locations, have you ever considered what it takes to be an RYA Day Skipper? Are you equipped with adequate information to navigate? Are you aware of the rules and regulations that guide...

Ocean Sailing Academy leads the way in RYA (Royal Yachting Association) training and SAS (South African Sailing) training for the international yachting industry with accredited RYA sailing courses, setting the foundation for a career at sea. Anyone interested in a career in sailing needs a...

UPDATE: Crew positions have been filled. Mile-building and crew experience opportunities with Angra Pequena - 2 Mozambique passages, 16-22 November and 14-20 December. Message from Angra Pequena: "We are planning two trips from Durban to Maputo/Inhaca RTN over the next 2 months: 16-22 November 2016 14-20 December 2016 We...