A Superb Yacht Sailing Tuition Holiday to the Channel Islands & France. A wonderful 7 day yacht sailing tuition holiday, cruising to France and the Channel Islands in late September / early October with the aim of seeing some interesting locations, adding some tidal miles and getting to grips with everything there is to know about tides. A truly fantastic … Continue reading Sailing Holiday – Channel Islands & France
Just some shots of Cowes Week Regatta. We had a group of Berkshire photographers led by Ann Eckerslie return aboard one of our spectator boats during Cowes Week this year – here are a few of their shots from their Cowes Week Spectator Day… This is what she had to say about us: ”The … Continue reading Cowes Week Spectator Day Photos
Cowes Week 2014 – Just Great! Some fantastic racing, great weather and some great winds! I don’t think I have ever seen so much wall to wall sunshine! There was racing on most days but abandonment on the Thursday and the Friday which was gutting as the wind did fill back in on the Friday … Continue reading Cowes Week Yacht Race 2014
It could not have been hotter for this years Round the Island Yacht Race! Unbelievable weather this year for RTI – but unfortunately not a great deal of wind. All boats started with a very useful practise day on the Friday to get ‘to know the ropes’ ready for the early start on the Saturday … Continue reading Round the Island Yacht Race 2014
Here is a quick report from Big D the first mate on board Orinoco Flow during the first weekend of Cowes Week 2013. The crew of 6 plus the skipper and myself met up on Friday evening at MDL Marina in the Hamble. Soon everyone started to arrive thru rush hour Friday night traffic. The … Continue reading Cowes Week 2013
Around the Isle of Wight – 60 Miles – 16,000 People, 1,700 Boats! The last couple of years events have been later in the year – always falling at the end of the month of June – this years event is right at the beginning! 1st June 2013! Whether it will make it at all … Continue reading Round The Island Race
You may have wondered who it is in the Teletubby outfits… Here we have our very own version of Tinke Winky & Dipsey in a bit of sunshine and (warm)… Now the boys had been dreading this…. Sub zero temperatures had racked the UK – snow on the ground, huge amounts of wind…. just the … Continue reading What A Lovely Bottom!
Most people are generally found tucked up at home in front of the roaring fire watching the countdown on the telly rather than yachting around the Solent in the depths of winter – but we had the privilege to host a fantastic fun and eventful New Years Eve charter for a family making up 5 … Continue reading Now Who Would Charter Over New Year?!
Buster and Alex awake from their bunks rested and chirpy ready to don their kit and take over from the off watch on their way over to France. There is a bit of traffic around on a blustery but blue sky morning with good vis and some big swell coming in from the west. Some … Continue reading Why Ski Goggles are Essential Winter Sailing Kit
Well… more like the pre-Christmas staff shakedown detox… mainly because you can’t over imbibe onboard if you are moving everyday… changing ports, bouncing up and down and have places to go. We had all good intentions… Paul, James, Alex (the new boy but extremely nice lad) and Buster were aboard. Rich (of the cast iron … Continue reading The Winter ‘Unthinkable’ Staff Trip