2020

Our main aims for 2020 are to complete our training for the RYA Yachtmaster, so that means an additional 600nM to travel before we have completed the minimum requirements. We also need to improve our yacht, so lots more boat projects, before we head out to sea in April 2020

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Farewell Scotland

Unfortunately we had to go back to Carrickfergus, the doctors were insisting that Beverley had a medical, so we had to go back and sort that out. We were in Troon and there was a big blow...
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Journey's End

We had planned to only stay in Rothesay for the one day, but Storm Ellen decided to come our way so we stayed for a few more days before sailing the Kyles of Bute. Storm Ellen had decided to come...
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Three woman on a boat

We were in Millport having a chill, but all good things come to an end because it was time to pop around the corner and collect our friend Karen. She was coming up from Liverpool to stay with us for...
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What was that bang hiss noise

We were at Lamlash and our plan was to sail over to Troon to pick up some guests, namely my daughter Gemma and her partner Harry. We were in Lamlash and although the mooring had started out fine,...
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Sailing to Scotland

After getting our engine fixed it was time to prepare Salty Lass for sea, so there was lots to do, from passage planning to getting more gas aboard. So one of the things that we needed to do to...
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No cruising for us

We were getting ready to go, but we found an oil leak so we had to get that sorted first. There was a sharp rain shower down at the marina, followed by a beautiful rainbow. We both love to see...
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Lazy Jacks

One of the reasons we returned to Carrickfergus after our trip to Strangford Lough was because we had gone shopping on the internet and bought a whole load of Dyneema so that we could do our lazy...
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Ferry gliding

Well we had got to Portaferry and I had helmed Salty Lass into the slip and completley nailed the ferry gliding that we had to do to get into Portaferry. The pilotage notes for Portaferry...
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Relaxing in Strangford

Well we were in Strangford Lough, a place I had wanted to go for a long time, so we just had a mini explore as the Lough was still closed due to Covid, so we kept to the main channels, anchored and...
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Rookie mistakes

Well we were sailing to Strangford Lough, a place that I had wanted to go for ages, but because we were so rusty, we made loads of Rookie mistakes We were at last out of Carrickfergus on the...
Raising money for the RNLI

We were only on our third sail in our brand new boat to us and we had to call the coast guard for assistance. That assistance came in the shape of a RNLI boat from Portpatrick, so we have decided to raise money for the RNLI through our Damsels in distress page on just giving, that way you know that any money goes straight to them. We have set ourselves a target of £500 and we would like to honour our pledge, so if you like our videos then please give a little to those who rescue people in the seas around the UK.

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