It’s been 2½ years since I took my Yachtmaster Coastal and I felt ready to move on to the offshore qualification. Last time, I made the conscious decision to take it in unfamiliar waters so as to force me to be thorough in checking out the local hazards. Continue reading Yachtmaster Offshore Exam
After a week or so to reflect on our Round the Island Race perhaps the question should be “What could we have done differently?” Continue reading Round the Island – So what went wrong?
Bob cooked bacon sandwiches as we motored down the Hamble which is probably the best way to start a day in the world and we could see the hundreds of boats milling about over Bramble Bank and towards Cowes. Continue reading Round the Island Race 2015
The Nomad 1 crew arrived at Gosport Marina for sustenance and banter on Thursday evening. Four of us had sailed together before, joined by Debbie a professor in molecular physiology which as with all of our professional lives was to prove useless on the Solent. Continue reading Round the Island Race Training Day