Freedom or the “Bollinger! If it’s ’69 you were expecting me!” episode.

2019-05-16T22:23:56+01:00

And now for something completly different: Free. adjective Able to act or be done as one wishes; not under the control of another. "I have no ambitions other than to have a happy life and be free" not or no longer confined or imprisoned. "the researchers set the birds free" synonyms: on the loose, [...]

Freedom or the “Bollinger! If it’s ’69 you were expecting me!” episode.2019-05-16T22:23:56+01:00

The M. O. B. one….. No that’s not men in black. That’s Man OverBoard!

2019-05-11T22:30:04+01:00

Do you garden? Own an allotment? You find people offer you plants that you think you might want, but really they are just getting rid of a plant they can't control. So it came to the squibs; Matt had crewed a few times for a local owner David, at at Haven Ports Yacht Club. He [...]

The M. O. B. one….. No that’s not men in black. That’s Man OverBoard!2019-05-11T22:30:04+01:00

Early Spring 4 (the “will this wind” one?)

2019-05-09T07:40:06+01:00

Early Spring 4.....it's hard to write anything for this as due to fitting out a Squib for the East Coast Championships this coming weekend (and protecting a failing spine) we were unable to get to the start line. It seems the horizontal rain and then sunshine and no wind, rain, sun, wind, no wind. [...]

Early Spring 4 (the “will this wind” one?)2019-05-09T07:40:06+01:00

Rule 2; Fair sailing (or early spring 2)

2019-05-03T16:48:39+01:00

From the The Racing Rules of Sailing Fundamental rules 2. FAIR SAILING A boat and her owner shall compete in compliance with recognized principles of sportsmanship and fair play. A boat may be penalised under this rule only if it is clearly established that these principles have been violated. The penalty shall be either [...]

Rule 2; Fair sailing (or early spring 2)2019-05-03T16:48:39+01:00

Welcome back to the Wired World of Sports….

2019-04-18T13:51:05+01:00

It takes one day to strip every rope and every fitting from a Merlin rocket. "Why would you do that?" You ask. At 2100 hrs the night before launching with drill in my hand, a broken drill bit in my finger....I wondered the same thing. The simple maths is. One day to remove all [...]

Welcome back to the Wired World of Sports….2019-04-18T13:51:05+01:00

Winning’s easy?

2018-10-04T08:24:26+01:00

Is it? Well the guys at the front make it look easy, how do they do that? Parkstone yacht club held the Merlin Rocket silver tiller last weekend, a conversation over a beer at Cowes week led me to ask my brother to helm a Merlin for my ex. crew Matt, so we could grudge [...]

Winning’s easy?2018-10-04T08:24:26+01:00

Centenary Bowl #AYC

2018-09-09T11:26:16+01:00

The all comers Centenary Bowl at Aldeburgh Yacht Club is a legendary trophy. The trophy is awarded after a race which must be "challenging" and the winner must "fill the bowl with brandy until the fellow members are satisfied, otherwise they will be disqualified" . Sounds like my sort of trophy! Open to dinghies, keelboats [...]

Centenary Bowl #AYC2018-09-09T11:26:16+01:00

tävlar en tumlare…. Orford Dag (That’s Swedish you know?)

2018-08-31T15:42:20+01:00

Whoops, you'd think we'd been away on holiday or sailing? You'd be right a little more sailing.... The other big event on our calendar (did we mention we won Cowes Week?) Is Aldeburgh Yacht Club regatta. If Sweden made carlsberg and carlsberg did regattas, then this is it. Morning and afternoon races for everything [...]

tävlar en tumlare…. Orford Dag (That’s Swedish you know?)2018-08-31T15:42:20+01:00

Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT? Jake: THE BAND! Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT? Elwood: What light? Reverend Cleophus James: HAVE YOU SEEEEN THE LIGHT? Jake: YES! YES! JESUS H. TAP-DANCING CHRIST… I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!

2018-08-16T15:51:28+01:00

Matt: "We're putting the band back together." Simon: "Forget it. No way." Matt: "We're on a mission from God." And so it was that after returning from Cowes victorious Simon found himself at the back of Matt's Merlin Rocket 'Deception' for the second race of the late summer series at FFSC (cripes that means [...]

Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT? Jake: THE BAND! Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT? Elwood: What light? Reverend Cleophus James: HAVE YOU SEEEEN THE LIGHT? Jake: YES! YES! JESUS H. TAP-DANCING CHRIST… I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!2018-08-16T15:51:28+01:00