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Sailing clothes, oilskins: Equipped like the pros

He who freezes is stupid, lazy or vain. This old saying can be supplemented on board by the addition of "who is cold and wet ...". But what sailing clothes must be in the duffel bag to cope with any weather on tour?. SeaHelp presents the must haves for sailors Even if many sailors wish for the trip only sunshine...

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Power management / power consumption on a boat or yacht: solar power system

If you are going on a trip with your yacht, you should be familiar with your boat, the traffic rules, navigation and the weather. For sailors in particular, it is also essential to be familiar with the power consumption on board if the trip is to be a success. Many charter skippers are not sufficiently aware of the fact that...

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Watermaker for boat and yacht: fresh water on demand

Fresh water is a precious commodity on board. By installing a watermaker, yacht owners generate their own water. This saves the hassle of lugging water bottles and makes them less dependent on the supply stations in the harbors. SeaHelp explains for whom the installation of a watermaker is worthwhile. After a refreshing swim in the sea, reaching for the shower...

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Jetski as a dinghy: registration mandatory?

Many larger yachts have jet skis on board, in addition to other water toys. Skippers are often unaware whether these need to be registered if they are taken on board the yacht as tenders. Personal watercraft, known in English as personal watercraft (PWC), in Spain as moto de agua and in Italy as moto d'acqua, and marketed by Kawasaki under...

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Position lights: Lights guidance on yachts - Which visual signals must be guided?

The correct light guidance (setting of navigation lights, carrying of lights) is defined - for Germany - in the Collision Prevention Regulations (KVR), the Seeschifffahrtsstraßen-Ordnung (SeeSchStrO) or the Binnenschifffahrtsstraßen-Ordnung (BinnenSchStrO) are regulated to prevent collisions and accidents. Which lights are mandatory on recreational boats? When do they have to be carried? - Skipper tips from the SeaHelp editorial team for...

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First aid kit, what should be in it? First aid kit on board the yacht.

Some claim that it is the most important piece of luggage on board a (sailing) boat: the first-aid kit. Our skipper tip from the SeaHelp editorial team explains which medicines are important at sea and why the first-aid kit is an important part of preparing for a trip. What to do if an injury occurs during a cruise, a crew...

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Anchoring, anchorage, anchor maneuver: sailing yacht anchoring correctly

A skillful anchor maneuver is the basic prerequisite for a quiet night on board, but not the guarantee for it, goes a sailor's saying. What should be considered when anchoring, how a proper anchor maneuver should be driven, when an anchor watch is appropriate, and how SeaHelp's Premium Pass helps with anchor diving when the anchor gets stuck during retrieval...

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Women on board

Fortunately, the days are long gone when women on board (as well as clergymen, by the way) were viewed with suspicion by seafarers. According to superstition, both brought bad luck in equal measure. Successful female sailors such as Isabelle Joschke show that equality has long prevailed on the water: exactly four weeks after the first racing yachts, the 44-year-old German-Frenchwoman...

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