Lifejacket Winter Maintenance Time

January 17, 2019

It might be a bit nippy outdoors just now, but the sailing season will be here before you know it (fingers crossed)!  So it’s that time of year when you can start to think about the spring and summer ahead…

Fitting a child’s lifejacket – RYA & Crewsaver short film guides

July 31, 2017

Nipper Skipper proudly promote safety kit for children who enjoy time on the water. We are often asked about fitting lifejackets on children and we know that it is imperative that you get it right. Here at Nipper Skipper we…

Safety on board: It’s all about the fit!

May 17, 2016

You may have heard it said that a life jacket only works when it’s worn! And how true that is – no life jacket is going to be of any use sat in a locker or down below on a…

Safety on board: The importance of checking your lifejacket

April 13, 2016

It’s that time of year, when we all start thinking about getting out on the water again. A little sunshine and we’re off dreaming of lazy days afloat with the family. It’s also the ideal time to fully check your…

Making sure Jack stays on board!

April 13, 2015

Jackstay (nautical) A line(rope, webbing or cable), attached to a boat at the ends, to which a safety harness can be clipped to restrain falling in rough conditions and to prevent falling overboard. Jackstays can be made from rope, wire,…

Ready, Teddy…Go!

February 14, 2015

It’s hard sometimes to convince young children to wear safety gear – especially if it’s not comfy or a little bulky. There you are, trying to bargain with a five year old on the pontoon whilst also trying to get…

Transferring precious cargo & slings – getting little ones on & off the boat

October 31, 2014

Whilst out sailing earlier this year we found ourselves in the position of being called to help a couple and their 18 month old twins. A string of mechanical and equipment failure on their yacht meant that they had found…

Keeping Children Safe on Board, the serious stuff – 2. Safety Harnesses and Lines

September 9, 2014

Safety harnesses should, ideally, be incorporated within a child’s life jacket. At Nipper Skipper we offer life jackets with built in harnesses. However, you can also purchase adjustable separate child safety harnesses that include the necessary ‘D’ ring or clip…

Keeping Children Safe on Board, the serious stuff – 1. Life Jackets & Buoyancy Aids

July 30, 2014

Cruising with children should be about family fun – not stress and anxiety. Simply put – you and your family will all feel a lot happier if everyone is safe and comfortable. Consider the fact that if children are on…


We offer functional and fashionable clothing for outdoor adventurers 2-10 years throughout all seasons, and specialise in providing reliable, high quality waterproofs. Nipper Skipper supplies Forest Schools, Kindergarten and Nurseries and we are happy to discuss bulk requirements (please email).
We also offer practical sailing kit and technical safety gear, for children aged 0-10 years who enjoy messing about in boats or sailing.

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