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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Nothing goes right

Beverley and I are continuing to become better sailors by the simple procedure of going out into Belfast Lough and practising. In fact we had planned to go out and complete a basic triangle, but the...
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Heaving To

Heaving to is a great way of stoping your boat in its tracks. One of the channels that we watch mentioned that he used the method for reefing his sails, so we decided to use one of our training days...
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Stormy weather projects

The weather was really bad, so there was no sailing for us. So it was a case of getting stuck in to boat projects of which we had quite a few, but before that could all happen we seriously needed...
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Top Tips for happy sailing

We have bought some more camera mounts, in last weeks blog so this week we decided to go out into Belfast Lough and try them out. There was a few teething problems, but that is normal on our...
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Storm force 10

To say is was a stormy day in Carrickfergus is a little bit of an understatement. as we had gale force 10 winds, but we still had fun, ticked off one of our jobs on our to do list and got out and...
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Close hauled sailing

Quite a few people had asked us to create a video on close hauling so we went out into Belfast Lough to do just that. Of course the day we chose to do it was quite windy so not quite a great...
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What is it you want?

Well we were back in Carrickfergus, so it was time to state what our projects were and ask viewers what they wanted to see. Our channel is our story but it is also a way to help others. We were...
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When plans get junked

We were in Glenarm and an array of storms were coming in and the tide would mean that we would be arriving at a dangerous place late. I wanted to carry on because my heart said go, but in the end...
Great News!

Great News!

On 10th October 2020, we reached our goal of raising £500 for the RNLI. Back in March 2018 we were given assistance by the RNLI. We had basically left Port Patrick heading South at high...
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Our secret Anchorage

We were in Larne Lough and we had a choice, either motor up to Glenarm or get the dinghy out to motor around Larne Lough. So seeing as motoring in Salty Sausage sounded more fun that is exactly what...