Since I have neglected the "sailing information
" section in the last couple of weeks, I felt that it was getting time to write some new articles for it. I always intended to create a section on SailingAhead.com that would specifically target beginners and sailors that are looking for concise, basic information.
Now I uploaded two new articles and hope you will find them useful: One is giving an introduction to tides and tidal currents
. I was trained as a sailor on the Mediterranean
myself and so rembemer very well the first time I sailed on the Atlantic Ocean
where the tidal range is much higher than in the Med. Since then, I think that beginners should really know the basics about tides and hope that my article will help to improve the understanding of ebbing and flooding water masses.
The second article deals with the ColRegs and the art of avoiding collisions at sea
. This set of rules are issued by the International Maritime Organization
and aim to regulate traffic at sea.
Oh, and actually there's a third new article online for about a week: an introduction to how to start racing a sailboat
; this one is a bit preliminary, since I planned to write a series on basic sailing techniques first, but well, there it is.
I hope you enjoy the new articles - if so or if you think you know how to improve them / spotted mistakes, please leave a comment here on the blog! Every input is most appreciated!