Governing Bodies / Organisations

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
UK National body for all boating including disabled sailing, Yachtmaster, windsurfing, cruising, motorboat, dinghy and PWC training courses.

Marine Leisure Association (MLA)

Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA)



World Cruising Club (WCC)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC)

Weather and Tide

Met Office Marine Forecasts
You'll find a huge amount of public access weather data and forecasts on this site, including UK, world and city forecasts, weather warnings, UV index, charts, marine information and satellite imagery.

Probably the most useful site available for current weather and forecasts which contains live data from hundreds of locations around Europe.

A very user friendly site that gives wind and other weather information for up to seven days ahead.

Met Office - Synoptic Weather Charts
Synoptic Weather Charts from the Met Office for the next 5 days all in one place and easy to print in order.

Live weather information from Brambles Bank, Southampton Docks and Chichester Harbour.

Live data from a huge array of amateur weather stations around the UK. Accuracy not guaranteed.

UKHO Tide Predictions

Magic Seaweed
A fantastic site aimed primarily at sufers but with some of the best graphical information on wind, pressure and waves available. The animation feature is particularly good and range can be zoomed in or out.

Ocean Prediction Centre
A great site for those looking at Ocean sailing. Contains synoptics for the world’s Oceans

MailASail Global Weather Service
Download key global weather data using a very simple email interface. Excellent for use over satellite phones and mobile phones


Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI)

Notice to Mariners - QHM Portsmouth

Notice to Mariners - ABP Southampton

Notice to Mariners - Cowes Harbour Commission

Charts and Publications

Admiralty charts and publications

Chart corrections


Warsash Maritime Academy
Provides first class training, consultancy and research to the international shipping and offshore oil industries.

Saunders Morgan Harris Yacht Surveyors

Yachting Monthly

Yachting World

Practical Boat Owner

Professional Yacht Deliveries

MailASail-Iridium and Inmarsat Fleet Broadband Satellite Phone specialists
The best deals on Iridium and Inmarsat FB250/500 equipment with airtime bundles, and most importantly, backup and support to get it all working.

In The Elements
Webcams for the Solent

Hudson Marine Electronics - Hamble based marine electronics company with over 36 years of experience

Pacific Row 2014
Two guys one boat rowing across the Pacific. Hamble School of Yachting are providing the RYA training they require to support their fantastic challenge, which they are raising money for Cure Parkinson's and the Fire Fighters charity.