Skills and Drills

For the past two weeks, we have used the playground of the Solent which provides all the challenges that we need, to demonstrate that we can overcome them with our sailing skills. A key part of the yachtmaster syllabus is being able to demonstrate skills that you are in full control of the yacht, whether […]

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Tough Love

What a month ! It started with an incredible full week of offshore sail training, a real education of what it takes to be an offshore skipper, it’s tough, both physically and mentally but I loved every minute of it. The shift pattern of 3 hours on and 3 hours off, sounded horrendous but I […]

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Back to Sea School

What a week ! – it was great to get back out on the water and finally start the course but it did feel a bit like going back to school and being the new boy in the class. Something I haven’t experienced for well over 35 years having moved from Elmrise primary to the […]

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Having sensibly walked away at 9pm from the works leaving drinks last night, I wake up feeling great and an overwhelming feeling of freedom. What seemed like it took forever to arrive, with the remaining weeks, days and hours in slow countdown,  The time actually raced by and I can’t quite believe that I am […]

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Get Fit,Get Strong,Go Sailing

Sometimes life just turns you upside down and dunks you head first into the water regardless of how hard you try and stay afloat. What’s important is that you get back up and start again, taking the learnings and doing it better the next time.   I have learnt you have to just let go, look […]

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