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Royal Yachting Association: The Royal Yachting Association (RYA), is the national body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and narrowboats, and personal watercraft. Please click on the link above to find out more information about the RYA including how to become a member, finding your local training centre, information about the vast array of training courses that are available and much more.
Maritime & Coastguard Agency: The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government’s maritime safety policy in the UK and works to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea. It provides a 24-hour maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast and in the international search and rescue region through HM Coastguard and inspect and survey ships to ensure that they are meeting UK and international safety rules. In addition, it also provides certification to seafarers, register vessels and responds to pollution from shipping and offshore installations.
Humber Inflatables: Humber is the UK’s leading RIB manufacturer, which is why we have one of their craft as our training vessel. They have built over 11,000 craft to date. Humber RIBs are renowned for their unique high-performance deep v hull designs which have an enviable reputation for their outstanding sea keeping capabilities, excelling in adverse sea states.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on selected inland waterways.
SHIP AIS (Automated Information System): The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships, AIS base stations, and satellites. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.
Met Office: The Met Office is the United Kingdom’s national weather service. It is a vital resource for finding out information such the weather forecast for the next 5 days, surface pressure charts, weather warnings, flood warnings and much more.
BBC Weather Coast & Sea: Coastal, shipping & inshore waters forecasts, tide tables, high seas warnings etc.
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Guide to Boating Knots: – All the gear and no idea? Want to work on your sailing terminology or learn some important knots? This link may help you. A young man from New Jersey named Adam found this links page useful for his science project about ‘sailboats and how they work’. He kindly suggested this article to us. Thanks, Adam.