Sailing

A 35-post collection

Channel Isles Holiday 2007

The Channel Isles holiday is/was somewhat of a big deal for me. I've been an active sailor for seven years, covered thousands of miles, participated in several annual sailing holidays and seen my fair share of nasty weather. However, this year marked my biggest challenge - to act as »

Channel Isles Delivery Trip 2007

This year, our annual big sailing holiday was to the Channel Isles. After destinations such as Orkney in 2005 and Iceland last year - well, I didn't think it would be too big a job. After all, the crew have had plenty experience of watches, night sailing, strong weather. Little »

Scottish Three Peaks Race 2007

The Scottish Three Peaks Race is for teams of hill runners and sailors over a long weekend around the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. The Race starts in Oban with a short hill run, then a sail to Salen on Mull, a wee jog over Ben More, another sail to »

Iceland Sailing 2006

After a great holiday, it was eventually time to head home - but not before we made just one last stop. Of course, our stop as in yet another country ;-) We left Reykjavik just after dinner on Friday night, and within ten minutes of leaving the harbour, we spotted »

Iceland Holiday 2006

As the Iceland trip was our most technically complex trip to date, it was agreed that rather than our usual "outbound" and "return" crews, we would help each other. So, for the delivery trip, Robert got the help of Jen, Russ, and me.  Likewise, on the »

Iceland Delivery Trip 2006

Robert has always wanted to sail to St Kilda, so its seemed like a good basis for a sailing trip. But, unfortunately, St Kilda is only accessible in certain weather conditions. We sat in the pub one night thinking of how we could organise the trip, and what we would »

Sailing Weekend

(Troon -> Lamlash -> Troon) Day sailing out of Troon with Jen, Bryan, Kev, Russell, Fiona and Simon »

Sailing Weekend

Day sailing out of Troon with Jen, Bryan, Mhari, Linda and Graham »

Wales Sailing Holiday 2005

7th August 0745 -> 1935 Penarth (Cardiff) -> Swansea 55.6nm / 12 hours Went up the mast, fun with the Swansea locks! 9th August 1010 -> 2034 Swansea -> Neyland 66.1nm / 10.5 hours More fun in the locks, dolphins, blind nav, "come along »