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Finding a sea school or watersports activity on marsbrookboating just got easier!

Posted by Marsbrook
I've always had a passion for the water, and sailing in particular. After learning on a Laser, I progressed to...
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on Thursday, 03 November 2011 in the site

Hurray! It's been in the pipeline for some time, but finally the new look has arrived. Whilst I'm sure there are tweaks to come and things still being added (such as this blog for example), the main bulk of things is now done.

What does this mean for people? Well, finding a sea school or sailing schooll appropriate to your needs is now easier, and when you've found one that suits, there's lots more information available for you. Let's look at a few specifics:

Yachting sailing schools worldwide

  • find sea schools via a map search

    • if you're flexible as to where you go, then simply browse the map looking at the markers. Hover over one to see some quick details on who it's for;
    • drag the map north, east, south or west until you want to stop. Drill down and look at the marina...find the nearest café.
    • or if you know where you want to go, just drill down by country
  • detailed search

    • if you have very specific needs, then use the detailed search facility. For example, you could look for who runs RYA Competent Crew, accepts credit cards AND is running a special offer right now. Of maybe you're looking for someone who runs women only sailing courses? The detailed search facility can handle it and much more
  • school information

    • each school listed on the site now includes more information .... and it's better organised. If a schools affiliation is important to you, this is prominently displayed. So too for example, each school can display up to 26 images with their profile - and 24 of these can be really big. Photos will help you to see what you're getting both in terms of facilities / boats, as well as generally about the environment in which you'll be taking your course / holiday;
    • there are links to the schools own website, Facebook and Twitter pages if they have them. The links are at the top of the page and really, we want you to use them to discover more about the company in question if you'd like t;
    • you can bookmark and share any schools listing through the appropriate buttons on each listing
  • watersports blog

    • the blog is completely new. And we've some interesting ideas of things we'd like to talk about with it.
      • We'd like to bring a bit of layman's clarity to the various curriculum's out ther;
      • We'd also like to outline what we see as some of the things to consider when choosing a watersports provider and finally,
      • we're going to bring the sea schools into the mix by getting their direct involvement ...any sea schools fancy doing some blogging?!
  • yacht charter

    • this is the final element which will go live in a few weeks. Simply put a site where charter firms can list their yachts for charter and you can charter direct thereby saving a few hard earned £'s, €'s, $'s or whatever.

That's enough from me.... when you're passionate about something it can be hard not to ramble on about it....thanks for staying with me.



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I've always had a passion for the water, and sailing in particular. After learning on a Laser, I progressed to a Fireball dinghy followed by c. 10 years sailing a variety of yachts around the UK, France and Spain. Now... I'm going back to dinghies and looking forward to it. 2012 will find me at the dinghy show in London searching out our next family dinghy.


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