Useful Sites for Skippers and their crew

BRIEFING / CHECKLISTS / TIPS

Skipper’s briefing checklist

Skippers’ tips

INSTRUMENTS

Chosing Binoculars

Oceanside Binoculars and Telescopic

Binocular Basics

Monk Optics

Techlinks – Steiner

GMDS Radio download

simulator

GPS

Beginners Guide to Buying GPS

Easy GPS download synchronisation interface

GPS Utility Software

NAVIGATION

Chart projections and use

Chart symbols

Rules of the Road – including lights and shapes

Solent Notice to Mariners

Port Maps Solent Area

UK Paper charts

Admiralty Marine Leisure charts

SEAMANSHIP

Cruising

Keelboat sailing

Knots

Powerboats

Seamanship

Small boat sailing

SAFETY

safety at sea includes rules of the road & man overboard

List of videos on sea survival

Fire safety

Helicopter rescues and operations

RNLI/PBO testing liferafts-video clips

Portsmouth Tides