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For any matters relating to Search and Rescue or to advise of a vessel overdue we recommend contacting the Coastguard Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre at
MRCC Falmouth, on (UK)+44 (0) 1326 317 575
who will initiate an appropriate Search and Rescue response anywhere in the world

Crew Travel Insurance

Topsail Insurance
Specialist travel insurance for Yacht crews

Yacht charter
The World's best sailing adventures - a division of Crewseekers

Yacht Crew Training

Kipper Sailing
Online RYA theory courses from Crewseekers preferred training partner
RYA yachting, watersporters and MCA training centre
National Sailing Centre Cumbrae
Scotland's national waterspouts training centre, including Professional Yachtmaster Programme
Hamble School of Yachting
Leading RYA sea school - based on the Solent
Maritime Training Academy
Distance learning courses for the maritime industry

Flying Fish
RYA and STCW training for maritime professionals

Ocean Sailing Academy
South Africa's leading RYA and Superyacht training centre

Red Ensign Training
Highly accredited STCW, MCA and RYA training centre

Travel & Safety

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Travel and Visa information

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Legislation and guidance on maritime matters and certification of seafarers 

Lucy Blackman Trust
Support for people missing abroad

Objective Gap Year Safety Training Courses
Travel safety courses

Royal National Lifeboat Institution
UK Charity - Saving lives at sea

STA Travel
Gap year travel specialists

Mind the gap year 
Specialist travel agency

The Flight Centre
Flight consultants

International Sailing Events

Cornell Sailing - Odyssey Rallies
Organisers of Odyssey Rallies and website of sailing visionary Jimmy Cornell

World Crusing Club 
Organisers of the ARC & World Cruising Rallies

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Round the World Yacht Race for amateur crews

Volvo Ocean Yacht Race
The world’s premier professional offshore yacht race

Governing bodies

Royal Ocean Racing Club
Offshore yacht racing organiser including the Fastnet Race

Sail Training International
Race & event organiser for the international sail training community

UK Association of Sail Training Organisers
Royal Yachting Association
The UK national governing body for sailing, and administrator of the Yachtmaster scheme
International Sailing Federation
World governing body for the sport of sailing

Yellow Brick Tracking
Global position tracking and messaging
Iridium and Inmarsat specialists


Yacht deliveries

Direct Yacht Deliveries
Worldwide power and sail delivery

Professional Yacht Deliveries
Global yacht deliveries

Magazines and Websites

Yachting World magazine
International crusing and racing news and information
Yachting and boating community: used boats, forums, news

Cruising World Magazine
American focused sailing reviews and crusing news

Noonsite - the Cruisers website
Global cruising information

Marine Weather
Predict Wind Grib Files
Download GRIB flies
World Meteorological Organisation
Scientific voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere and climate
NERC Satellite Receiving Station, Dundee University, Scotland

Satellite imagery from NOAA, SeaStar, Terra and Aqua polar orbiting satellites
The United States Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
Worldwide meteorology and oceanography information
Met Office (UK)
Weather and climate change forecasts for the UK and worldwide
Passage Weather
Wind, wave and weather forecasts for sailors and adventurers
Weather forecasts with maps of wind strength and direction across Europe
High resolution weather and ocean forecasts
The Weather Window
A collection of sub sites run by weather industry experts

Sailing holidays,
yacht charters
adventure trips,
sailing courses
and jobs
Membership is not required to access
these commercial sailing offers


20% off RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster theory courses

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