Once all is said and done…

Often more is said than done. But I have at least got some stuff done, looking back on my cruise around the caribbean I (unsurprisingly) liked it. What surprises me is that whilst the place itself was very nice for all of the reasons one might expect, although this is not what pleases me the […]

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The IYT VHF radio licence explained

picture of a vhf radio, the type used with the vhf licence to communicate with other vessels and the coastgurad

The IYT (international yacht training) VHF radio marine communications course is a course which teaches people how to use a VHF (very high frequency) radio and the VHF operators certificate. Once the course has been completed satisfactorily (there’s a test) the IYT will issue the attendee with a licence which will allow them to use a […]

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What is an ICC?

The ICC or International Certificate of Competency is a qualification which is given to individuals who have demonstrated competency to command a pleasure boat. The ICC is a result of people wishing to sail pleasure boats along inland water ways and stretches of coastline in between different countries. What makes the ICC a step forward […]

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You sure that’s the right way?

Aside from the previously mentioned differences in weather whilst sailing in the caribbean one thing that stands out in memory is that the ‘roads’ are backwards. Once in the carribbean one is essentially in american ‘airspace’ what this means is that: you need dollars, all sorts of bits of paper work to mean you don’t […]

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Learning the trades

Living and working on a boat involves a lot of things, different disciplines. However once you have learned about the sailing and have figured out how to feed yourself/crew the mainstay of boat life if maintenance and/or repairs. Some times the repair may just be beyond ones skill level and if this is the case […]

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