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useful links

Other great sailing websites

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.



Yacht crew travel insurance

Topsail Insurance
Specialist travel insurance for Yacht crews

Yacht Crew Training

Kipper Sailing
Online RYA theory courses from Crewseekers preferred training partner 

UKSA
RYA yachting, watersports 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

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 Cruising 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

ASTO
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

Communications

Yellow Brick Tracking
Global position tracking and messaging

MailASail
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 cruising and racing news and information

YBW.com
Yachting and boating community: used boats, forums, news

Cruising World Magazine
American focused sailing reviews and cruising 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

Met Office (UK)
Weather and climate change forecasts for the UK and worldwide

Passage Weather
Wind, wave and weather forecasts for sailors and adventurers

XCWeather
Weather forecasts with maps of wind strength and direction across Europe

Theyr.com
High-resolution weather and ocean forecasts

The Weather Window
A collection of sub sites run by weather industry experts

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