Sailing

A 35-post collection

Orkney Holiday 2004

Troon -> Campbelltown Live MOB for 2 hours Campbelltown -> Ardentrive (Oban) fast round the mull Ardentrive -> Portree (Syke) dolphins skye bridge Portree -> Stromnesss (Orkney) weather cape wrath fog force 8/9 cliffs of orkney tidal window beat into wind for tidal gate) arrival »

Ireland Delivery Trip

10/July - Troon to Campbeltown 11/July - Cambeltown to Bangor (mob drills) 12/July - Belfast to Troon (Seacat) »

Sailing Weekend

Troon -> Milport (night sail) Milport -> Tarbert (good sail) Tarbert -> Troon (6am - 11am) »

Day Skipper Practical

21/06/2004: Troon -> Milport (Pontoon bashing) 22/06/2004: Milport -> Holy Loch -> Rhu (Pontoon bashing / Pilotage / Blind Nav) 22/06/2004: Rhu -> Largs (night sail) 23/06/2004: Largs -> Milport -> Tarbert (Mooring buoys under sail) 24/06/ »

Sailing Weekend

12/06/04: With no real set plan, we left Troon around 10am. Again, we had a bit of trouble getting the mail sail out. Fortunately, we had started in the outer harbour while waiting for the Seacat to come in. After a few laps round the harbour, and sending »

Sailing Weekend

Originally Jenny and I had planned to take the boat out by ourselves and just go sailing for a while. Thankfully, Jenny's Dad decided to come along as well, allowing us to setup a watch system. My watches were simply 2 hours on, 2 hours off - which poses a »

Sailing Weekend

After picking up the crew, including a new addition, Niall, we headed through to the boat. Niall had some friends in Troon, so we joined them in Troon's answer to "Byker Grove" for a couple of drinks. Saturday morning we were up bright and early to start our »

Sailing Weekend

We originally had planned to have Gee/Dom along for a final 'proper' sail before the end of the season. Unfortunately, Gee dropped out, but Kev stepped up into his place. Maybe he knew something we didn't :-) 1/11/03: After having a look at the weather, and talking »

Sailing Weekend

17/10/03: Left Troon at 12.15, after our usual 'boat chat', quick run through, and the obligitory pontoon bashing sessions. A bit stronger wind this weekend, so although we had a few that weren't quite perfect, it would be good practice for our return! Anyway, once we were »

Sailing Weekend

29/08/2003: After a really long drive all the way from Edinburgh to Ardfen, we finally arrived in what looked the worlds most unlikely place to put a harbour. Anyway, after lots of well wishing from the previous crew, they handed over to us, and we prepared for a »