Cruising Archive

Cruising Archive

Plymouth RYA Milebuilder

Photo from succesful RYA course in October

Leave Lymington Tuesday afternoon 30th October and sail to Plymouth with one or possibly 2 nights there before sailing back, possibly with a stop at Brixham or Weymouth.Back in Lymington Sunday evening or if delayed early Monday morning.

Good for those heading for RYA Yachtmaster or wanting to do some mile building sailing. Not for novices. 240 miles and at least 2 qualifying passages for Yachtmaster.

This is weather dependent, if it doesn’t look at all good we will just sail locally and finish in Lymington for Sunday mid-day. Cost of £145 reflects this uncertainty but still includes all on board food fuel and marinas.

New RYA Muilebuilder sailing trip

Dolphins off Tasman Island during the Sydney to Hobart

A mile builder with a chance to see some Dolphins. We sail from Lymington overnight and are scheduled for one or possibly 2 nights in plymouth before sailing back again probably with a stop in Weymouth. Great for mile building towards Yachtmaster with at least 2 Qualifying passages.

Sold out but more to come

Image of Midget Submarine from Bute which we visited earlier this season as part of a RYA Milebuilder.

The two October RYA courses are sold out and include three people who are mile building towards Yachtmaster. I have several people interested in doing Yachtmaster prep and taking exam but their dates don’t fit together well so if you want to do YM over a couple of weekends this Autumn drop me an e-mail.

Fastnet Programme published

Previous Fastnet

We have up to 11 races including the Fastnet race itself. we also have 2 training weekends.At £2850 we are considerably less expensive than many others but we are after committed team members. this doesn’t mean you have to be an experienced racer but you do have to really try on behalf of the team.

We will also have a few RYA mile builders including a mile building cruise after the Fastnet which will take in the Isles of Scilly and/or France.

David Cameron?

Nick, pictured here with Candy, apparently gets accused of looking like David Cameron. Perhaps I could do the London taxi routine of ‘That David Cameron, I had him in the back on a mile builder once’.

It was actually taken off Cornwall on a RYA Mile building sailing trip in September.

West Country Mile builder

Our first port of call on the way back from Dublin on the RYA mile builder was Newlyn and a good meal in the Red Lion. In 2019 we have a west country mile building trip out of Plymouth and Newlyn is likely to be included.

Plymouth Ho

Pic of Plymouth as we arrived at the end of a Milebuilding sailing trip from Dublin. Next trip is RYA course and mile builder back to Lymington ready for the race to Cherbourg on 21sth September

Caribbean 600 update

As well as our UK RYA courses and mile builder sailing we also have a Farr 65 footer, in pic, for the Caribbean 600 in February. It is a great race and becoming increasingly popular. We have already filled more than half the places in the 2018 team so if you want a place do contact me soon.

We have new North 3Di sails for 2019.

3 Peaks Yacht Race results published

The 3 PYR results are now on their website https://www.threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk/results-2018 and the picture above shows how tired I was at the end. We have picked up at least 9 trophies including line honours and overall race winners. My thanks to Nick, Pete, Jon and Shelf for a great team performance.

We have a couple of races left for this season, the first to Cherbourg is full, but still places on the much less serious JOG Solent race weekend on 21st September meet Lymington Yacht Haven friday evening.