Yachtmaster Ocean

Bring out the sextant

For millennia, travelers used the stars to guide them on their journeys. It was through the art of celestial navigation that Odysseus sailed the seas and Columbus reached the Americas. Even Lawrence of Arabia used the stars to navigate his way across the vast, featureless deserts of the Middle East. Before the development of GPS,…

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The International Certificate for Operator of Pleasure Craft (ICC)

The ICC is in common use throughout Mediterranean. We’ve been asked many times if Brexit will have any adverse effect on acceptance of the licence. It shouldn’t do! Read on. Where does the ICC come from? The ICC itself is a product of the United Nations, not the European Union which is a common misconception. Although is…

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RYA Private Tuition

Dyslexia: it’s normal to be different

What is Dyslexia? Over the years we have worked with many students with dyslexia. In its simplest form, the condition is characterised by trouble with reading; either text or numbers often. In the words of one of our students, ‘they just jump around on the page’. Can we take the stigma out of dyslexia please?…

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STCW Personal Survival Techniques, Sovren Nautical Academy

‘Riding the wave towards a plastic free world’

The UN’s World Day of Water, March 22nd, is an annual event highlighting the importance of fresh water, and promotes sustainable management of freshwater resources. The mission of Cleanwave.org is tor reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles by making drinking water freely accessible. The Balearic Islands has been chosen as the launch pad for…

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