Equinox Sailing Manual

Equinox Sailing Manual

The Equinox Sailing Manual contains RYA course material to accompany the RYA Theory and RYA Practical Courses – the material can also be used as a reference point for yacht racers and cruisers. Our manual has been written to be enjoyed by sailors of all levels.

Learning to sail can be overwhelming – not only do you need to learn and practise skills to sail a yacht but you have a completely new language to learn as well. Our manual is completely free to download and can be circulated with your fellow sailors.
We will be updating and adding new material to the manual so if there is a subject matter you would like to see in it please let us know and we will look to add it.

Equinox Sailing Manual


Please download the Equinox Sailing Manual.


Sailing Terminology

  • The boat
  • The sails
  • Ropes
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Sailing terms
  • Essential knots all sailors should know


Passage Planning


Boat Handling

Sailing Guides

What do you want to get out of sailing? 

We appreciate that everyone has different reasons for sailing, from beginners testing their sea legs through to experienced, dedicated cruisers and racers. Have you got limited time? If so challenge us to see how we can help!

How do you learn best? We understand that some people want intense tuition, others need less teaching and more time to reason and others need lots of practice.

Which course is right for me?

Unsure which course is right for you? We will attempt to explain the broad, and sometimes confusing, range of sailing courses available.So whether you’re a novice or a YachtMaster, contact us to talk through your sailing aspirations and experience and see how we can help you achieve your sailing goals.