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Are you suffering withdrawal symptoms during the cold weather? Click here to download a very addictive sailing racing game (free fully working demo). You can even race against other skippers across the internet!
You can now listen to Tom Cunliffe and Libby Purves from Yachting Monthly on line here. Download their podcasts for listening later. There are video clips from the yachting press as well as other items of interest.
Why is there so little Sailing coverage on TV?
Sailing is one of the most popular sports in the UK but there is very little TV coverage (unless you buy it from Sky - even then its seldom shown outside of the Whitbread / Volvo timetable). Perhaps its because sailing is better to do than to watch. Anyway here is a link to U-tube which has lots of sailing footage to choose from.
Now Yachting Monthly have their own YouTube channel with various interesting video demonstrations.
Windguru is a very accurate wind site which has actual and forecast data
Also very good is XCWeather - recently recommended by Ludo during his talk in October 2012.
Magic Seaweed Really good animated wind charts, pressure etc for a week ahead.
Met. Office Shipping Forecast.
Coastal Area Wind map
Oxford Sailing Club
Met office visible satellite picture
Inshore Forecast, Weather reports from Coastal Stations
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Royal Yachting Association
'Easytide' tidal predictions / graphs
European Shipping movements
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