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Pilot Cutters Regatta Falmouth

I have just returned from a week in Falmouth as chartterer crew on Agnes the Scilly islands pilot cutter, was a remarkable experience. Coming originally from the East coast of the UK and having spent many years now in Holland, … Continue reading

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May holiday

With the arrival of our May school holidays the first week was cold and had rather extreme amounts of rain so play was prevented till things had perked up in the second week and a three day weather window way … Continue reading

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All shipshape again

After a fairly bleak and cold winter it was finally time to take off my winters covers, get on some final coats of varnish on the mast, spars etc. and put everything back together for the summer season, it always … Continue reading

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On going maintenance and kayaking

The tempo of maintenance and upgrades has been a little slow this winter, mainly as there was not much in the way of essential work needed and secondly the weather has been so damp and through November and December that … Continue reading

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Still raining !!

 With the close of the season, it is now time to tackle some boat projects during the winter. This winter the cabin re- paint was long overdue the original white gloss had gone quite yellow in places and had rather … Continue reading

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Ready for winter

Before you know it it’s ready to pull everything apart and put the boat away for the winter, not been the easiest of seasons to plan a cruise in, we had roughly a week in May and struggled to find … Continue reading

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Sailing the Randmeren

Captains log 7th Aug, left Aalsmeer 18.25, Aalsmeer bridge 19.00, A9 bosraand bridge 20.00, Nieuwemeer lock and night opening 00.50 till 2.40, sleep till  8.00, 9.18 departure, oranje lock 10.20, 11.15 off Durgerdam, 12.30 off Pampas, 13.18 sailing under the … Continue reading

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A day at the races?

With the Summer weather turning more and more unsettled with loads of wind and heavy rain the weather stuck to its normal routine of being perfectly acceptable till the school holidays begin here in the last weeks of July, I’ve … Continue reading

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Enchanted lands and new sails

I’ve just returned from a memorable four day trip round the Markermeer (bottom half of the Ijsselmeer) with it being our Ascension weekend holiday Thursday till Sunday. We left the Westeinde lake around 6pm to make the first bridge in … Continue reading

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Just add water.

Three weeks on the hard, considerable man hours I was ready to launch, and quite ready to be finally sailing again! After painting the remaining contact points from the stand and the bottom of the keel with the boat suspended … Continue reading

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