We hope you have enjoyed reading the Skippers Log so far, and you must have gathered there is still a lot more to come. As mentioned in our Welcome message, the site was initially set up for family and friends for them to catch up on our adventures, and that is essentially what the NickyNoo content continues to be, albeit we'd now like to share those stories with you. However, we want to share more than just our story in the hope that you can in some way benefit from our experience and interest in sailing. In updating NickyNoo.com we have added a couple of new content sections, Sailing and News & Events. Our aim is to develop these sections over time, in parallel with Skippers Log, into a useful 'yachtie' guide and reference point for sailors new and old.
In our Sailing section we're planning on posting articles expanding upon some of the lessons we have learned to date and we will share a few pointers / tips we think may be useful to you.
The first couple of topics we will cover are;
How do I start sailing?
If you are already asking the question 'How do I start sailing?', then we'll assume you are interested in sailing but just don't know how to go about it. Our first articles will offer some guidance as to how you can find ways to get afloat, including;
- What type of sailing do I want to try? *Updated 17/9/15
Whilst we will tend to concentrate on yachting on NickyNoo.com, it does not mean it is the only sailing option, especially when you are first starting out.
- Why should I join a Sailing Club? *Updated 17/9/15
We will explain why it would be a good idea, how to find one near you and what you will need to do to join
- How to choose the right Sailing course?
There are so many different courses available it's difficult to know which is best. So we'll give you a few tips as to how to choose a suitable course.
- 10 reasons why a Yacht Charter holiday may be suitable for you
Have you ever considered chartering a boat? Well here are some reasons why you might?
Things to consider when buying a yacht?
- Research, Research, Research
'Location, Location, Location' is the cliche we all associate with house buying, but for a boat, the cost of which could arguably be the second highest you'll ever pay out, the key is the homework and the research undertaken before even thinking about parting with your hard earned cash. This is important so we will be break this down into a few articles starting with...
- What kind of sailing boat do I want?
- Where do I start looking for a boat?
Check out the Boat Show Calender for the big shows to be held in Europe this year
- What make and model?
- Should I buy new or second-hand?
- Do I need to use a broker?
If you are searching for relevant sailing information, one of the best starting points is the Royal Yachting Asscociation website, and whilst we encourage you to visit them, don't forget about us here at NickyNoo.com.
"A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say 'How to Build a Boat' "
- Stephen Wright