For the sake of maintaining uniformity in buoyage system worldwide, IALA divided the world into two regions – Region A and Region B.
Region A includes Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Gulf and some Asian countries. Region B comprises of North, South, Central America, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines.
While the colour, shape, top marks, light and the rhythm of light identify a buoy / mark, the physical structure can vary greatly. Check out some interesting examples below.
We’re also pleased to welcome a full boat of Day Skipper Sailors to our final practical of 2021 during November.
This month we’ve also taken the opportunity to do some routine repairs and maintenance on our training vessels – Serendipity and Mercury; sanding, varnishing, respraying, polishing, electrical and electronics, servicing and general continuous improvement; all in the order of business. The results are inspiring and improvements are noticeable.
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:39:29 GMT
Winter in the Garden Route boasts calm weather days and a temperate climate with light wind sailing the order of many days. A great option for those who want to ease into the art of sailing.
Over 85% of students passed their skipper licenses in the past two months and a load of fun was had by all; especially on the coastal mileage builder Knysna to St Francis Bay.
Offshore sailing licenses include sail & power, inshore and offshore and start at licensing you once for life; to skipper a vessel up to 15nm off the coast.
Talk to our Captains for more information.
Thu, 20 May 2021 10:02:55 GMT
When five adventure seeking men decide to go sailing together, it results in a week revitalizing the mind, soul and body through activity, laughter, learning, building relationships and generally having a blast!
Mark, Michael & Andrew Rushmere, Paul Gregory and Michael Donaldson join Southern Yachting Academy in Knysna for the great escape to complete an Offshore Day Skipper License.
Beware…. these sailors are coming soon to visit some of the best the cruising waters of the world, to continue living life to the full!
Great having you all aboard with us! Well done skippers.
Tue, 11 May 2021 04:24:43 GMT
Carrying a good selection of halyards, sheets and lines aboard your sailing yacht is recommended on all offshore sailing passages,
Useful for gybe prevention, MOB retrieval, towing, stern mooring, spare halyards, sheets and dock lines and literally anything else you can think of.
Learn to tie various knots on one our Offshore Day Skipper Courses in Knysna
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 17:00:23 GMT
As national lockdown lifted, it was awesome to see so many entries and 145 yachts finishing the event, despite the wind drop.
“Regatta racing really develops your sailing skills and improves your ability as an offshore yachtsman” promotes Orpen.
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