"For Boats, even the uglier ones, are among the loveliest creations of man’s hands, and though owning them brings a train of debts, hangnails, bruises, bad frights, and all kinds of worries not experienced by those who content themselves with more practical vices, the relation between man and his boat is as personal and intimate as the relation between husband and wife" - DESMOND HOLDRIDGE

Day May 1, 2015

Nearly ready to go

Having completed all of the substantial works in Northney Marina, Hayling Island, Hejira has been moved to a berth in Port Solent Marina in Portsmouth Harbour. She will be based in Port Solent until our departure, heading West and South… Continue Reading →

Colloquial terminology

This letter was published in the May 2015 Yachting monthly. Curiously, the reference to ‘Egyptian PT’ had been edited out! I was blessed with a variety of crew during my cruise around the UK last year. During discussions on the… Continue Reading →

Colloquial terminology

This article was published in the May 2015 Yachting Monthly letters page. They edited my letter (PC concerns no doubt) omitting the third reference to the practice offered by Bob Haywood and that was ‘Egyptian PT’ “I was blessed with… Continue Reading →

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