Thursday, October 12, 2006

Insurance and Legal Issues for Boat Owners

Let me draw your attention to the articles on legal issues such as those on theft-protection, boat insurances and identifying a stolen boat. More are in work.

In the meantime, there are other resources available on websites you can find on DMOZ. There is also a great site where you can list stolen boats in the UK. For boat-articles of all kind, I recommend this website. It covers some related safety and theft topics.

So long, smooth sailing,

Chris

PS: The winter is coming - don't forget to check out SailingAhead's articles on winterizing a boat, teak care and stripping a boat for paint-work; ideal for days your boat is laid ashore!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

To begin with...the introductory articles

Just a quick reminder that one of the main reasons why I have set up a blog was to get some feedback and allow interactivity - so drop me a line here on blogger if you feel you got something to say about SailingAhead.

A hint for beginners: There are plenty of articles on SailingAhead that make a good introduction to sailing: The History of Sailing in two parts gives some historical background - and the Science of Sailing will tell you a bit about the theory behind the sport.

But there are also "specialist topics" such as an introduction to landsailing, catamarans or ice sailing. For the cruisers among you, there's an into on how to get started on international cruising - by yacht charter.

Hope you find some inspiration! Smooth sailing,

Chris

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New Feature: 10 Q's to Sailing Photographers

I have launched a new feature in which I plan to ask 10 work-related questions to well-established sailing photographers. This week, we start with Dr. Bruce McDonald, a sailing photographer from Austin, Texas.

I like photography myself and you have probably noticed the two articles that offer practical advice for sailors that want to take pictures themselves: The Guide to Sailing Photography and my 10 steps to great sailing pictures.

For impressions from the pro, check out the sailing photography site by Dr. McDonald. Stay tuned and smooth sailing,

Chris