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5 Rules for Boat Ramps

Boat ramp etiquette is a set of rules that every boater should follow when using a boat ramp. These rules are set in place to ensure the safety of everyone around the ramp as well as for you.

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What Side of A Boat Is Port?

Which side of a boat is Port? Which side of the boat is Starboard? Find out the history of where the sailing terms Port & Starboard came from.

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How to tie a boat to the dock

We show you how to tie your boat to a dock or pontoon using a cleat, ring or pile with some handy tips and great how-to videos.

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What is a broach in Sailing?

Find out what a broach is in terms of boats and sailing - The infamous Chinese gybe, wind broach, and a wave broach?

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savvy navvy goes beyond ECMWF weather forecasting with Meteomatics integration

Marine technology company savvy navvy has teamed up with Meteomatics, the global leader in weather intelligence, giving users of the all-in-one boating app smarter weather solutions adapted to their location.

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savvy navvy launches paddleboard Navigation app & YellowV partnership

Marine technology company savvy navvy has further developed its innovative navigation app, often referred to as ‘Google maps for the water’, to include paddleboard.

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savvy navvy showcases own ‘innovation to succeed’ at British Marine conference

Jelte Liebrand, CEO and founder of marine technology company savvy navvy, will speak at this year’s British Marine Conference showcasing how savvy navvy is innovating the industry.

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Marine tech company savvy navvy launches a free version for US boaters

Marine technology company savvy navvy is widening its offering exclusively to its US customers launching a new free plan of its successful boating navigation app.

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savvy navvy smashes fourth crowdfunding round target in booming boat market

Marine technology company savvy navvy founded by ex-Google Software Engineer, Jelte Liebrand from Dorset, has started overfunding on investment platform Seedrs only hours after opening its doors to investors.

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savvy navvy marks 2021 as record growth year

Marine technology company savvy navvy marks a record year by smashing its global user growth target of its navigation app for boaters, alongside new technical innovations and establishing leading industry partnerships.

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savvy navvy launch industry-leading departure schedule feature for boaters

Marine technology company savvy navvy has released a new innovative departure scheduling feature as one of the first on the market, enabling boaters to see at a glance the best time to depart based on your route, wind and tidal conditions.

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IOS charts and weather now available offline

Many of our users requested this feature to be made available on iOS - we promised we were working on it and we have! As of today, offline chart and weather data are now available for both iOS (iOS 14 and above) and Android users!

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Tutorials

How to plot a course to steer on a nautical chart

Okay so you’re getting ready to go sailing, your passage plan is done and it’s time to plot your course to steer

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What Safety Equipment is Needed for a Boat - Detailed List and Tips!

If you love boating then you probably know more than most that the sea can be your best friend, and at times, your greatest challenge. Safety kit for you and your boat is the most expensive kit you own that you’ll always wish you never have to use.

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The Best Sailing Videos on YouTube - Our Favourites!

You may not actually be sailing or boating right now but these videos and clips are sure to entertain your nautical side. As we said, this is our list, but if you think we’ve missed something special let us know and we’ll add it on!

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How to Maintain Your Boat During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Many of us are missing our beloved time out on the water. Sailing with our friends and family has been replaced with isolation restrictions, lockdown measures and/or social distancing requirements.

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Who is responsible for avoiding a collision between two boats

We love to sail, as do many other people around the world. This love for the sea inevitably leads to crowded waterways where, just like in a car, you need to know the rules of the road.

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How to become a yachtmaster

So you’ve decided to go for it, you’re going to become a Yachtmaster, brilliant! Now there’s one pesky thing standing in your way, the all important exam.

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Your Essential Boat Departure Checklist

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, it’s almost time to leave land behind and set off! Before you cast off your lines, there are a few essential things you need to do in order to ensure a smooth getaway and a safe and comfortable trip.

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Sailing Tips for Beginners

Sailing looks so easy in the movies. The sun is always shining, the crew are in shorts and the weather is beautiful. Back in the real world however, a little more preparation and planning needs to go into your time on the water.

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Tips for Cruising With Your Dog

Was “man’s best friend” made for boating? One of the great pleasures in life is having a dog as a companion. The other, many of us would argue, is being on a boat.

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Course To Steer Now Available With savvy navvy

Savvy navvy is the first all-in-one marine navigation solution for boaters across the globe. As of today our community members will get a recommended Course To Steer (CTS) when plotting routes with savvy navvy.

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Our Guide to Essential Boat Knots for Sailing

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just out for the day, there are few standard boating knots everyone should know. The good news is, it doesn’t matter if you didn’t learn how to tie knots at school, anyone can learn.

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A Packing Survival Guide for Your First Charter

There’s an age-old rule about packing. Lay everything out on the bed, then reduce it by half. The theory? You basically never use most of what you take with you!

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savvy navvy Explained

A question we get from people new to savvy navvy is, “Sounds good, but how’s it different to what’s already available?”. You might be wondering the same thing, so let me try to explain.

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How to Become a Day Skipper

A Day Skipper qualification forms part of a series of courses sailors can undertake such as competent crew, coastal, yachtmaster, yachtmaster instructor and yachtmaster offshore.

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Guide to Using VHF Marine Radio

When you’re out boating it’s likely you’ll need to communicate with others around you (for instance to relay information or to raise an alarm), and the way you do this onboard is via your VHF marine radio.

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Variation and Deviation - what you need to know

You’re off sailing. You’ve plotted your course on the chart, so isn’t it now just a case of reading it off and asking the helm to steer it? Unfortunately not, and here’s why.

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What to Know Before Renting a Boat

With spring on our doorstep many of us are starting to plan our summer holiday, and chartering is likely to be a top contender. At savvy navvy, users from all over the globe are using the app to explore their routes, why not try out yours too!

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How to Enter a Marina at Night

Entering an unfamiliar marina at night, it’s something we’re all advised to avoid and rightly so as it can be dangerous. At some stage in your sailing career however you will find yourself needing to come into a new marina in the dark.

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How to Anchor Your Boat

There are few (if any) topics which generate as much discussion, and as much anxiety among boaters as anchoring.

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How to Enter a Marina Safely

One of the most daunting aspects, even for the most seasoned of sailors, is mooring up in a strange marina after a long day.

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Improve Your Boat Helm Techniques

The first few times I took the helm of a boat, it reminded me of when I learned to drive. I sat behind the wheel of a car for the first time and wondered how the heck I was ever going to manage everything at once:

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The Best Boating Apps for Android and IOS

To save you some time researching, downloading, and trying them out, we've put together a list of our favourite boating apps according to different categories and use cases. All listed apps are available for both IOS and Android phones and tablets.

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