A 35-post collection

Ireland Sailing Holiday 2011 - delivery to Oban

[] After our holiday in Ireland, Robert wanted the boat left in Oban where we would collect it the following weekend to begin his own holiday trip through the Caledonia Canal and up to Shetland.  Jen's mum took »

Ireland Sailing Holiday 2011

[] The Ireland Sailing Holiday was a little different from our usual; for a starter, we stayed in the same place for a week!  After Robert and I had sailed the boat from Troon to Carrickfergus, Jen and Chris came »

Ireland Sailing Holiday 2011 - The Delivery

[] In preparation for our sailing holiday in Ireland, it was agreed that me and Jen's Dad would sail the boat over from Troon to Carrick Fergus and the girls would follow on the ferry with Kyle the next day. »

Clyde Sailing Holiday 2011

[] Just come back from an absolute cracker of a sailing holiday with Ben, Fi, baby Ella and resident crew, Lise.  This was our first trip with two babies onboard and it was either going to go very well or very »

Western Isles Sailing Holiday 2010 - Part 4

[] I've been sailing for about ten years, since being dragged into it by my then-girlfriend-now-wife, Jen.  Throughout that time, my skills have progressed and I'm at a point where I don't mind telling people that, yes, "I can sail" »

Western Isles Sailing Holiday 2010 - Part 3

[] After a quiet week in Oban with Mhairi, Emma and Lise it was time for our resident sailor Rus to join us, with his girlfriend Alimay.  This was also set to be the point where I took »

Western Isles Sailing Holiday 2010 - Part 2

[] After a successful week cruising around Mull with the family and getting Kyle settled with boat life, it was time for a new challenge - two babies on a boat!  Mhairi brought along her wee daughter Ella, who »

Western Isles Sailing Holiday 2010 - Part 1

[] Jen and I travelled up to Oban for a family holiday on Sat 17th.  The rest of the Masterton clan had already spent a week or so in Oban so we didn't hang around, and the next morning we were »

Shetland Sailing Holiday 2009

[] Well, last year we did the western isles because we had pretty much stretched as far as we could for a two week holiday.  Jen wanted to do another big trip, and Robert was keen to take the boat »

Scottish Islands Peak Race 2009

Oh ... did I not mention that after our attempts in 2007 [] and 2008, we can now finally say that we've completed the Scottish Islands Peak Race! Get in!  Ultimate respect to our runners Ben and Bruce who pushed themselves through this grueling »

Western Isles Holiday 2008

[] Ever since our first sailing holiday to Ireland, our plans have become grander ever year.  We've sailed a the full length of the UK, stretched as far north as we go, and gone as far west.  We've always promised to »