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

2020-07-15T10:50:27+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.2020-07-15T10:50:27+01:00

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

2020-07-15T10:50:48+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.2020-07-15T10:50:48+01:00

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

2020-07-15T10:51:38+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. [...]

The M. O. B. one….. No that’s not men in black. That’s Man OverBoard!2020-07-15T10:51:38+01:00

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

2020-07-15T10:52:41+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?)2020-07-15T10:52:41+01:00

Rule 2; Fair sailing (or early spring 2)

2020-07-15T10:53:34+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)2020-07-15T10:53:34+01:00

Welcome back to the Wired World of Sports….

2020-07-15T10:54:12+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….2020-07-15T10:54:12+01:00

Winning’s easy?

2020-07-15T10:55:01+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 [...]

Winning’s easy?2020-07-15T10:55:01+01:00

Centenary Bowl #AYC

2020-07-15T10:55:59+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, [...]

Centenary Bowl #AYC2020-07-15T10:55:59+01:00