Welcome to Taking The Helm

Sailing Instruction - Racing - Race Training & Coaching - Teambuilding
ARC update - Last year Mason, Tim and Mick completed the Atlantic Race for Cruisers (ARC) in November and December. Please look us up on the World Cruising Club website at www.worldcruisingclub.com/arc to read about our adventures.

Racing Talks and Presentations
This year, we continued our presentations on racing with "How to lose a Race" and "Starting and Upwind Tactics (making fewer mistakes)". These have gone down very well at London Corinthian Sailing Club and Royal Southern yacht Club on the Hamble River. The talks are video based and, as such, are as entertaining as they are informative. Please go to www.lcsc.org.uk/articles-galleries/all-club-news/item/272-recent-winter-talks.html to see a review of a recent talk. Call Mason King on 07973 295027 for details.

RYA Theory Courses
We are now booking for bespoke and intense RYA Theory courses in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, to be held between January and April 2015. These are an excellent way for completing theory courses on your terms as far as time and venue is concerned, chose the days you have lessons and have them in the comfort of your own home. Please see our courses page for prices.

Corporate RYA theory courses are also available at superb value. Only £280 per person with a minimum of 10 students when held at the business premises. Two extra students free if booked before Christmas, that's 12 students for a total of £2,800, incredible value. Corporate courses take place over 15 weeks between January and Easter in London and Hertfordshire.

Please call Mason on 07973 295027 or email to info@takingthehelm.co.uk for details and to reserve your preferred dates and timetables.

RYA Day Skipper Practical Courses
We are collecting names for our first practical course, in partnership with Fairview Sailing, which will take place between the evening of Sunday 15th March through 'til afternoon of Friday 20th March. Please call Mason on 07973 295027 for details.

Race Training and Coaching
Taking place most weekends during the spring and summer on the Solent. Call Mason on 07973 295027 for details.

Have Your Race Training and Coaching Filmed
Mason King is an RYA Keelboat Race Coach and takes video of race training sessions and racing from a remote camera perched at the back of the boat. The footage is often used in debrief and for entertainment purposes.

Whether you want to see how you performed and where improvements can be made, or whether you want a memento of your race or training, this facility can be available for you to take advantage of.

Please call or email us to discuss your ideas and options.


Skippered Charter
We can also offer skippered charter of a Beautiful Bavaria 47 foot Yacht in the Mediterranean. See the page on Mediterranean Charter for details.

Useful Links

The online weather and tidal information service direct from the Bramble bank!

Fairview Sailing
The Hamble's premier yacht charter company. www.fairviewsailing.co.uk

Kirsten Hunter Sailing
Kirsten has worked for Taking the Helm and is a highly respected skipper and instructor offering corporate and family sailing in the Solent.

The Royal Yachting Association.
For further information on training, publications and much more.

Met Office
For Met Office weather forecasts. www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
If you sail you really ought to join them. They save sailors lives daily.

Genesis Hire
Central London's professional broadcast audio and visual hire service.

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