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Blush

From the Yachting World website:- Help at hand Cliff Crummey joined the ARC Europe to take his Elan Impression 444 AWOL to the Mediterranean, having also sailed across with the 2015 ARC. On the westward crossing he had been joined by… Continue Reading →

Port Vell Tank Blunder

This appeared in ‘The Confessional’ section of the March 2019 Yachting Monthly:-  

Royal Vic, back in the day

This article appeared in the Daily Telegraph on Monday 29th October 2018:- The RVYC was founded on 24th May 1845 by Prince Albert to give Queen Victoria a Yacht Club on the Isle of Wight near her residence at Osborne… Continue Reading →

Snuffer downhaul

Yachting Monthly Letters November 2018 :- Snuffer downhaul Duncan Wells’ article on ‘Mastering downwind sailing’ shows the cruising chute snuffer being pulled down by the crew using the downhaul directly to the snuffer collar. While this is fine in this… Continue Reading →

Cruising Association talk

Notification of a Cruising Association Winter talk on Tuesday 10th of October 2017 at The Upper Thames Sailing Club, Coldmoorholme Lane between Marlow and Bourne End, SatNav post code SL8 5PT. Talk starts at 20.00, bar opens from 19.15 Entrance:… Continue Reading →

Confessional

As featured in the August 2017 Yachting Monthly ‘The Confessional’ –  ‘Unconventional mooring methods’ Special mention of Dave Cooke who was an innocent victim !  

Yo Ho Ho

Yachting Monthly Letters May 2017 Well, it won a bottle of rum as the ‘Letter of the month’ but the picture they used for the instruments was clearly just an ‘archive instrument picture’ and I am not sure if those… Continue Reading →

Mousing Messenger

Yachting Monthly Letters April 2017

Scary ‘Birdgee’

Yachting Monthly Letters March 2017

Seasickness patched up

February 2017 Yachting Monthly Letters:-

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