VI-SA-GB's Online sea chestThe secondary and third party links herein have been selected and approved for inclusion for their merit and accessibility.
This web site lists over 950 ports, harbours, jetties and piers around the coastline of the UK, of which more than half are in Scotland. Much of the information for each location is historical, but in some cases up-to-date information is provided on current usage, access etc.Yottypedia Does what it says on the can!
www.yachtpilot.net has some invaluable English Channel pilotage, and although not really accessible, the FAQ or yottypedia page of the site is a pretty good ready reckoner
aztecsailing.co.uk an invaluable online resource of navigation theory in a simple and well narrated accessible form written and constantly being added to by Bill Johnson.
An essential companion for those keen to progress and understand all aspects from navigation from basic to advanced, in an easily accessible html format.
Sailtrain.co.uk is designed to assist any candidates for the RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster practical and theory courses and exams. The content within their webpages covers various parts of the sylabus for the different courses.
This UK Sail Cruising directory is intended to be a useful, easy to use guide for the UK-based cruising yachtsman looking for cruising equipment and information. It contains useful information, informative cruising articles and a huge collection of useful sailing links that are kept up to date.
Founded in 1908, the Cruising Association represents the interests of cruising sailors and motor-boaters worldwide and makes available up-to-date cruising information. In its base next to London's Limehouse Marina, there is a fine library with excellent cruise planning facilities. It has active sections both in the UK, the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the inland waterways of Europe.
DownloadsThe useful downloads herein have been selected and approved for inclusion for their merit as pdf documents. To improve accessibility they are accompanied by a word document copy. Instructions for setting up and using a Tac Tic audio compass aid for steering for visually impaired people Instructions for setting up and using the Maxpac Buzz audio compass aid for steering for visually impaired people (The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions pdf document download) The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) word document(opens in a new window) (THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA pdf document download) THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA word document(opens in a new window)
The The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention
of Collisions) Regulations 1996
should be read in conjunction with The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea or IRPCS for short!
The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea are a set of rules that apply to all vessels using the sea, be they commercial or leisure and all water users are obliged to observe them.
European Code for Inland Waterways, Code Europeen des Voies de la Navi [CEVNI] )pdf document download) European Code for Inland Waterways, Code Europeen des Voies de la Navi [CEVNI] word document )opens in a new window)
Anyone skippering a vessel on inland waterways of Europe (not including the UK) should have passed the CEVNI test which is an addition to the International Certificate of Competence.
Further downloads for members
The VI-SA-GB Members club house library has a wealth of literature for members to download
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