Links to useful sailing and sailing-related sites

Brixham Trawlers and West Country Heritage Sailing
Brixham Trawler Archive – everything you ever wanted to know about Brixham Trawlers.
Brixham Heritage Sailing – details of the Heritage Race and the local heritage fleet.
Vigilance – another restored Brixham trawler.
Cornish Maritime Trust – the CMT charity operate the lugger Barnabus.
Cornish Luggers – the umbrella web site for West Country luggers and the Looe Lugger Festival.
Mounts Bay Lugger Association – More about the West Country lugger scene.

Sailing and sailing-related Organisations
Royal Yachting Association – the UK national body for recreational sailors
Old Gaffers Association – the UK-wide association for ‘old boats’.
OGA South-West – the West Country branch of the OGA.
South-West Maritime History Society – society dedicated to researching the history of sailing in the West Country.
European Maritime Heritage – Europe-wide organisation dedicated to preserving ‘traditional sail’ in Europe.
Trinity House – The organisation that looks after the lighthouses.
RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Torbay Lifeboat Page – our local lifeboat.
The Fisherman’s Mission – The Royal National Mission to Deep-Sea Fishermen.
The National Register of Historic Ships – The UK collection of historic ships – sailing vessels, Dunkirk Little Ships, paddle steamers – they’re all here…

Sailing Festivals and other events 2016 Dates for some of these events are not yet finalised – we hope to visit some of them. Please see our 2016 Sailing Programme for details of dates – subject to change as dates harden up…
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival – runs in parallel with Falmouth Classics Regatta.
Brest Festival 2016 – every 4 years, Brest is filled with traditional boats of all shapes and sizes.
Douarnenez Festival 2016 – every 2 years – in 2016 it follows on from Brest.
British Fireworks Championships 2016 – the Big Bang! 16-17 August.

Sailing Schools
Brixham Sea School – local venue for RYA shore-based courses.
Topsail Adventures – RYA practical/offshore courses.

Meteorology
Met Office Shipping Forecast – and much more…
Brixham Weather Forecast – local forecast for Brixham.
Frank Singletons Weather Pages – long-established meteorology page for those who want to know just a little more…

Navigation, Seamanship, etc…
Bowditch – Practical American Navigator – exhaustive manual for navigators.
Traditional Rig – A series of interesting articles on ‘Gear for Gaffers’
Animated Knots – speaks for itself, but this one has ‘mirrored’ animations for those who are lucky enough to be left-handed!

Local Visitor Information
Visit Brixham – Everything to do in Brixham for the visitor.
Brixham Heritage Museum – The history of fishing in Brixham, plus a lot more…
Red Sails Holidays – £5 discount on Pilgrim day sails for their self-catering guests.

Sponsors and Donors
Heritage Lottery Fund – Our major funding body – without the HLF, the restoration would simply not have been possible!

Our other donors are a little shy, but we know who you are – thank you all!