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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Man Overboard preparation

Really this is just the start of our thinking on Man Overboard, as we will be coming back to this topic again as we perfect all the techniques, but we have at least started the study with, how do we...
Watch our "Go faster by sailing slower" video and leave comments etc.

Go faster by sailing slower

We are allowed out of the marina so we took the opportunity to practice some skills and put into practice some of the theory we are learning for our Yacht masters. We needed to move slip from one...
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Getting ready to go

Restrictions are starting to get lifted, so it was time to finish off loads of little jobs that had been started, but not finished, as well as clear the back cabin, of all the stuff in it. A lot...
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Victory

In our last blog, we realised that our mast wind instrument needed recalibrating, so we went out primarily to sort that out. Well as usual we got stuff wrong, nothing went right, but eventually...
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Back in the saddle again

Our electrics were all complete, at last, and the marina's were letting people sail again, so it was time to knock off our rust spots and get back in the saddle again and go sailing. We were...
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Wiring the electrics on our boat

It had been a job on our to do list for a while, but at last there was no more excuses, so it was time to bite the bullet and rewire our electrical panel. We were in Carrickfergus and the...
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Marine AIS - The good and the bad

We decided to do a collaboration video on a topic that we found baffling and that was choosing our AIS. There were just so many choices that it was difficult to decide which one to go for. In the...
Watch our "Storm sailing preparation" and add comments etc.

Prepare for the worst

One of the items in the Yachtmaster syllabus is "Preparing yacht for sea and for adverse weather" so Beverley and I decided to chat about that and how we always prepare Salty Lass for storms even...
Lockdown in Carrickfergus

Lockdown is our “Situation Normal”

A news paper man from Liverpool I know asked for our views on Lockdown, so this is what we wrote. Not getting paid as yet but a little bit more publicity for our channel. Link to article . If...
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Clever Autopilot can follow a track

Well we found out that we can do more with our Auto pilot, we can get it to follow a track so that should be really useful. We even get the opportunity to get some drone footage in and that is...
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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