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Chartering Your Boat Editor's Choice

Chartering Your Boat

Many boat owners choose to charter their craft to help with mooring costs or simply to keep the boat in working order whilst they are away. But like letting out your home or even your car, you’d expect your property to be looked after and for your insurance to cover you for any incidents which happen beyond your control. read more

Pre-season Sailing Checklist

Pre-season Sailing Checklist

If your boat has been out of action over the winter, the elements may not have been so kind to it. Towergate's resident yachting expert, Andrew Boosey and his team have come up with a maintenance check list to help you give your boat a thorough once-over before the season starts. Either print off the list or click on the image to see the interactive PDF which you can tick off as you go on your laptop. read more

Sailing Hacks

Sailing Hacks

Read on for simple and effective boat hacks. Keep your mast step dry and get your boots on easier with our guide to all the best sailing hacks. read more

Chartering Your Boat

Chartering Your Boat

Many boat owners choose to charter their craft to help with mooring costs or simply to keep the boat in working order whilst they are away. But like letting out your home or even your car, you’d expect your property to be looked after and for your insurance to cover you for any incidents which happen beyond your control. read more

Canoeing water grades explained

Canoeing water grades explained

The British Canoe Union (BCU) is the lead organisation supporting canoeing and kayaking in the UK. They have set up a grading system to help people assess which areas are suitable for their canoeing ability. In this article, we explain how the grading system is calculated and how you can be sure that you aren't putting yourself in unnecessary danger. read more