America’s Cup update March 2021

19 MAR 2021 Joint statement from INEOS TEAM UK and Royal Yacht Squadron Racing INEOS TEAM UK and Royal Yacht Squadron Racing are pleased to confirm that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, on behalf of the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand, accepted their Notice of Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup (AC37) and have... Continue Reading →

170 year losing streak

In the absence of any personal sailing adventure stories due the lack of access to Hejira moored in France (it is nearly a year since I last clapped eyes on her) and with the America’s Cup action shaping up to be ‘a cracker’, I hope you will forgive me a little indulgence. To whet your... Continue Reading →

Quiz Answers

What was the name of the ship commanded by Captain Pugwash ? The Black Pig In the Navy, what was a loblolly boy ? Surgeon’s assistant What Island inspired Robert Louis Stephenson’s Treasure Island ? Norman Island BVI – off Tortola In Nelson’s Navy, what element was used to treat syphilis? Mercury In Gerry Anderson’s... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Nautical Quiz

With the third lockdown stretching into the future and no prospect of visiting Hejira in Nice or even getting afloat in the baby T/T Hejira dinghy on the Thames, I thought that a Nautical Quiz might give a little welcome yachty diversion. I prepared this quiz for a ‘Bon Voyage’ party I threw for the... Continue Reading →

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