Tide times for Portsmouth Harbour
Portsmouth is a primary port located in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England, on Portsea Island. It is home to the world's oldest dry dock still in use and home to many famous ships, including Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Tides are calculated using Portsmouth as a primary port. Portsmouth Tide Times(opens in a new window)
Glossary of sailing terms
A really useful and informative glossary of sailing terms and jargon in an accessible and easily navigable formatSailing glossary
Favourite Anchorages in the Solent
Latitude-longitude positions are given more or less in the middle for each anchorage. However, these are only intended to assist finding the right general area on the chart; they should not be taken as the definitive point for anchoring.Popular Solent anchorages
VI-SA-GB Empowerment and awareness training
VI-SA-GB recognise the need to take a fresh look at visual awareness in relation to sailing and the specific environment
This course and the subsequent certification exists to develop, and recognise the skills and competence needed by Skippers and crew, when sailing with visually impaired people. Read more about Empowerment and awareness
VI-SA-GB's online sea chest
the www.visa-gb.org.uk web team are slowly approving secondary and third party web sites that we feel meet the accessibility expectations of our members and visitors
We have called this the VI-SA-GB online sea chest, free the clasp, swing back the lid and you'll discover many amazing treasures!useful links
Auto Helm audio compass acquired for VI-SA-GB members
The association has just been kindly donated an audio compass by the family of the late Mr Dugald McSwan, who was able to continue and enjoy his sailing through the accessibility of his audio compass. Our thanks go to the estate of the late Mr Dugald McSwan,
This will add to the acquisition earlier of an Auto Helm audio compass and GPS from the Longford Offshore Sailing Association.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation must be extended to the former trustees of the LOSA who decided to donate this invaluable item of accessible navigation equipment to VI-SA-GB
The Auto Helm audio compass and Garmin 72m GPS will be used on all association voyages and loaned to associated organisations for voyages where VI-SA-GB members are participating. The equipment may also be loaned to members of the association when not allocated to any of these voyages.
Thanks to the dedication and efforts of Paul Elliot some good progress has been made on his development of AudioNav (the blind sailing programme), and he is ready for some feedback.Find out more about Audio Nav the accessible instrumentation development project for the blind sailing enthusiast [opens in a new browser]
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