Welcome to Sticky’s Tips

A bit about me…

I have been a trainer and teacher throughout my life, and am a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualified Yachtmaster Instructor, Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor and authorised to teach the Short Range Certificate to qualify students in the use of VHF radio. I have sailed the South China Sea, the Arabian Gulf, the Red and Mediterranean seas and the Atlantic Ocean. However, the majority of my sailing has been in the English Channel, with regular trips to south Brittany, the Bristol Channel and Eire.

In these pages, I’ll try to share my sailing know-how, hints and tips and the occasional tale of the high seas.