The World of Paddleboarding

The World of Paddleboarding

So, is paddleboarding fun? I first ‘dipped my toe’ into paddleboarding last summer when we were holidaying in Jersey. The rest of my crew were all really keen to give it a go and I got roped into joining them. I won’t lie, I was extremely nervous. I didn’t think I...
A night sail through the Solent

A night sail through the Solent

What a fantastic way to build your hours and be social. Night sailing is an art – when everything changes around you, it’s a magical experience being able to go sailing at night. Last night, Kraken was in action out in the Solent during our regular club sailing....
Beginner’s Guide to Boating Terminology

Beginner’s Guide to Boating Terminology

The frequent use of boating terminology can cause a frustrating barrier to communication on a boat, especially between experienced skippers, crew and newbies. With that in mind, we’ve created this quick and easy guide to the basic nautical lingo, helping you to become...
Radio Checks Etiquette – VHF Channel 16

Radio Checks Etiquette – VHF Channel 16

Sailing out of The Hamble this morning, it was just another day on VHF channel 16 for The Solent Coastguard team and the channel is constantly blocked. The trouble is, all these things are inaudible to the radio-check culprits. All they hear is others checking on...