Learning to navigate, is an important skill to learn. We have had to navigate through some tricky channels, as well as learning to navigate passages. We have brought some of these skills into our videos so that others can learn, mainly from our mistakes.

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How to prepare for sailing at night

We managed to have a nice day, so Beverley flew the drone. The drone really gives a sense of place, where we are, with views across the Irish sea yo Scotland just on the horizon. So with the weather...
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Passage Failure!

While we were in Caernarfon we saw my brother and met a really nice guy who donated some money into our Ko-fi account. It was good to feel appreciated for the videos that we put out and the work...
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It's supposed to be warmer if you go south

Our around Ireland adventures had begun, we had finally gone around the corner of Belfast Lough and we were motor sailing down the Ards peninsula. I had already changed into my Mullions and I was...
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How to spring your boat off a pontoon

I know I am biased, but I will be honest, I really like this video. It was sunny, we got the drone up and took some great footage of the marina, we had a plan and it all came together. Springing...
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Why do we need to know anything about tides?

It was the 31st of December and I was doing the washing so I had a huge pile on deck. Beverley was very cheeky and asked what my favourite laundry moment of 2021 was, to which I had to reply, Cuan...
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More Hard Lessons

On Sunday the beast from the East was raging so Beverley and I went out for a walk, just to create the introduction to this weeks video, as our odyssey into the past continues with more hard...
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Hard Lessons

Well it has been particularly cold, wet and miserable down at the marina, so seeing as most of the jobs that we need to complete are outside we decide to share our hardest lessons. So we...
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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...
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Dealing with deviation

I was back on the Lass and there was so much we wanted to do. We wanted to get prepared for leaving, there was passage plans to finalise. We wanted to complete our deviation chart and on top of that...
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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...
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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