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Great spinnaker sailing on the first day

After an excellent bacon buttie to get the day started, we slipped from Gosport marina at about 10am. We had run through the routines for getting the spinnaker hoisted before slipping our lines but the winds were too strong at around 15kts – gusting even higher. We had the sails up very soon and Continue reading Great spinnaker sailing on the first day

First skippered Channel crossing

I elected to skipper my first Channel crossing from Gosport to Cherbourg. My reasoning was that this would be a daytime passage whereas skippering a first Channel crossing at night would be pushing it. Since acquiring my day skipper ticket I’d logged around 1,300 miles – a good proportion of that as skipper. So I felt ready – what could possibly go wrong? Continue reading First skippered Channel crossing