Yachting Information and Boating Guide
For yachting enthusiasts who like to read everything nautical, following are some of the best and most informative sites available. We want to provide only top quality and informative sites for our readers ... so if you have found any truly wonderful boating and yachting related sites, please feel free to contact us with the page URL. Enjoy!
Boating Safety Information
|| Virgin Islands Search And Rescue
VISAR is a volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives at sea providing 24-hour search and rescue services in the British Virgin Island's.
VISAR volunteers come from all walks of life with a large majority being involved in the BVI marine and boating industry. Volunteers are trained in search and rescue techniques, CPR and First Aid, and are prepared to be called out at any time of the day or night. The mission of VISAR is to aid and assist those persons in immediate danger at sea.
United States Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety
This is an excellent site offering information on safe boating practices, U.S. federal regulations, boating publications, USCG requirements, boating news, an A to Z Glossary of terms, and links to many boating related sites.
The USCG, often assists VISAR and the Royal BVI Marine Police in the event of a boating emergency or if there is a need for search and rescue operations in British Virgin Islands territorial waters.
United States Power Squadron
The worlds largest nonprofit boating organization, stressing: Community service, continuing education, and social activities.
National Safe Boating Council (NSBC)
The mission of the NSBC is to reduce accidents and enhance the boating experience. The NSBC is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education.
A truly excellent site for boating safety courses online including boating simulations & animations, boating safety quizzes, navigation course and tips for powerboats and sailboats.
Boat Safe Kids! - Boating Safety for Kids
Wonderful, interactive site for the kids complete with puzzles, nautical flags, weather for kids and answers to kid "type" questions.
Commander Bob's Boating Safety Notebook
This site is one of the most helpful boating sites I have found to date. Definitely worth a look for anyone concerned about boating safety.
Boating Resource Center for all your boating and safety information. Contains on-line charts, the captain's test, the AB test, lights quiz, a guide to 1200 marinas, marine weather and much more.
Maritime Security & Countering Piracy
- Currently being updated
An excellent information resource for blue water sailors with information on piracy and terrorism hot spots around the world. Learn how to protect yourself and your vessel at sea.
Yachting History & Museums
Museum of Yachting
I absolutely love this site and read every single page. Its marvelous! I was fascinated by the "American Sailboat Hall Of Fame". If you have a couple of hours to kill ... its definitely worth the read!
Sailing - Governing Bodies for Racing & Learn to Sail Programmes
International Sailing Federation
The premier site for information about all major races and regattas worldwide. Find out about racing rules, the Olympics, race results and more.
National Governing Body of Sailing in the US. Find all the news about sailing regattas in the US.
Royal Yachting Association
The official website of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) - the UK National body for all forms of boating under sail or power including disabled sailing. Find all the latest information from clubs and regional departments.
Canadian Yachting Association
The CYA offers a wide variety of internationally recognized courses for both children and adults with programs tailored to the needs of women sailors with disabilities.
Nautical Knots & Knot Tying
4 of the very best sites on the Internet for learning to tie all the basic knots required for boating! Brush up on your knots before chartering or send these links to your crew!
Grog's Animated Knots
A really excellent, step by step guide to tying all the basic knots for sailing.
Boating Knots by Netknots
Excellent illustrations and descriptions of all the most popular boating knots.
Knots on the WEB
A comprehensive collection of knotting resources on the web. Sections on knot tying, mathematical knot theory, knot art, discussion forums, software,videos, books and a knot gallery.
Maritime Signal Flags
Maritime Signal Flags and their meaning
The meanings of various maritime signal flags.
US Naval Observatory - Celestial Navigation
Learn to use astronomical information to plot navigational lines of position from observations of the altitudes of celestial bodies.
General Sailing and Boating Guides - Online Magazines
Multihulls Magazine On Line
Information about catamarans, trimarans and powercats from the people who produce the "Multihulls Magazine". Articles for cruising, racing, navigation, weather, boat reviews and more.
Boat Sales, Equipment & Supplies
Don Robertson's Marine Marketplace
Boat and yacht sales. One of the oldest and largest marine information sites on the net. Lots of good yachting information as well as yacht sales available through an old friend of mine! At one time, Don (the quintessential yacht broker) and I worked together in Mississauga, Ontario.
Land's End Sailing School - Vancouver, British Columbia
Land's End is a small, sailing school offering Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) accredited cruising courses from Basic to Advanced as well as Coastal Navigation. We cater to those looking for a sailing vacation beyond a skippered charter. Learn to sail, enjoy your vacation! We do the cooking and cleaning for you!
Need more information about BVI motor yacht or sailing charters?
Call or write our yacht charter specialist!
Phone: (284) 495-4168 Tortola, British Virgin Islands