Look Out! Cliff!

2019-06-27T15:40:39+01:00

The motto is simple. Buy a boat with a spinnaker, always put the kite up. Rule 1, this rule supersedes every other rule, i know rule 1 was never quit and you and  should never quit but.... Always better to have fun with the kite than white sail to victory; white sailing is like [...]

Look Out! Cliff!2019-06-27T15:40:39+01:00

A day at the races Classics at Suffolk Yacht Harbour

2019-06-26T08:13:52+01:00

The Classic Yacht Reggata at Sufffolk Yacht harbour sees the arrival of a fleet of classic yachts to enjoy some friendly racing in Dovercourt bay. If you own yachts a pre-1970 design of traditional construction, Bermuda or gaff rigged and built of wood or steel and you are east Coast this is the premier [...]

A day at the races Classics at Suffolk Yacht Harbour2019-06-26T08:13:52+01:00

In victory you deserve Champagne. In defeat, you need it

2019-06-07T13:36:23+01:00

"Would monsieur care for another bottle of Chateau Latour?" "Ah yes, but no more 1966. Lets splurge! Bring us some fresh wine! The freshest you've got - this year! No more of this old stuff. He doesn't realize he's dealing with sophisticated people here." Ancient Chinese proverb: Is it not a brave man who [...]

In victory you deserve Champagne. In defeat, you need it2019-06-07T13:36:23+01:00

What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach…or the When boats meet one.

2019-05-24T09:44:06+01:00

SECTION A. RIGHT OF WAY. (what has this got to do with freedom? where's my sovereignty? Is sovereignty the same as freedom? did we vote?) A boat has right of way over another boat when the other boat is required to keep clear of her. Rule 10 ON OPPOSITE TACKS. When boats are on [...]

What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach…or the When boats meet one.2019-05-24T09:44:06+01:00

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