2022

What fun will we have this year

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All good things come to an end

We anchored in Ballyholme Bay for the night. It is amazing, how it only takes one step, for people to be able to go out of their comfort zone. I went into the bay initially, but I had been intending...
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To boldly go where we've never gone before!

We stayed on the mooring at Port St. Mary for two nights because the winds were quite high, but with the wind coming from the west, we were quite protected. Soon however the weather was much...
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Oops! Our solar panels got pulled off!

Sailing is a constant task of assessing the wind and making the most of the conditions you have. That is one of the reasons that we called our Genoa the Hookie Dookie sail as it comes in and out so...
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Swing bridge fails! Are we struck here?

We were in Peel and we put our sailing gear out to dry in the wind. We had got ourselves seriously soaked the night before, The light weather gear, from a down pour, while our foul weather gear was...
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I can't see! We are completly off course

With the wind coming from the south Ballyholme Bay has been a fantastic refuge. For sailing south however, the south wind just meant that we would wind over tide, so we ended up staying at...
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Old women refuse to sail on windy day

We had been in Carrickfergus to see Beverley's mum and sorting out a few bits and bobs, but it was time to move on, so we sailed across Belfast Lough to Bangor. For once we had those rare...
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This did not go according to plan!

We had left Gigha and it was time to get the sails up, so we unhitched the halyard from one of cleats on the mast. This was a little trick we learned from re-reading our competent crew books, but by...
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The engine's fine, but the crew needs a jump start

We were at anchor in Lagg Bay and we were trying to get a forecast, so we made my phone into a mobile hot spot then hoisted it up our flag hoist, to see if the extra height could get us the signal...
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Foul tide be d*mned! We're going anyway

We were sailing at a good clip of knots down the Sound of Jura and I was juggling like mad, trying to make the best decision, on where to go. We could get to the mouth of Loch Sween in an hour, then...
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Who turned our tide off?

Our bilges were full of goodies and we were on our way to find our next adventure, whatever that would be. But first thing first, we had to leave Oban Transit marina and go across Oban bay to...
Raising money for the RNLI

The RNLI turned 200 years old on 4th March 2024. So as sailors and people who promote the joy of sailing, we thought that we would like to raise just £200. What we hope is that other people take up the shout and raise their own £200. In the last 200 years the RNLI have saved over 144,000 lives and yet they are funded entirely by people like you. They are not government funded.

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