Last Friday evening heralded our last Royal Ocean Racing Club race of the season and the opportunity to add some vital points to our five qualifying races for the RORC season championship. With work commitments in the morning we made our dash to the boat with a short pit stop on route to pre-load with […]Read more "Fast dash to Cherbourg"
I slept like the dead last night…..Read more "For once the tides were with us"
Thankfully a race with some wind at last. I wonder how many cruising sailors think we’re mad that our idea of fun is heading out to sea in more than 30knts of wind but that’s for sure what gets my heart racing. Despite leaving the Hamble giving ourselves more than two hours before the start, […]Read more "We need to find the middle ground"
A week on and as the frustration starts to fadeRead more "Do we need to have the talk?"
The sun took forever to rise and as we closed onto the French coast it was obvious that we’d just missed out on the change of tide by less than an hourRead more "Which way should I turn it?"
Another racing weekend over for All or Nothing which certainly tested our skills and our patience. This weekend’s race was the RORC Myth of Malham race, from the Royal Yacht Squadron starting line off Cowes, to the West around Eddystone lighthouse off the South West UK coast near Plymouth and then back to Northead Buoy […]Read more "It’s not over till it’s over"
The race update is being brought to you live mid English Channel as with the sails nicely set, we’re close reaching at 6.5knots back to the Solent following this weekend’s race and with very little traffic around me and the sun setting, it’s a pleasant way to use those spare moments on my watch. As […]Read more "The only thing worse than a hooley is no wind"