Archive for December, 1997

Sharon Day

Maurice Hughes I have always meant to keep the club informed about what we have been doing in Sharon Day, which has carried the Royal Northumberland burgee and pennant for many years and miles. Thinking the other day about where we have been and what we have done, I realised that we have done about 12,000 […]

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Mandal moments

North Sea Race The big event on the RNYC calendar this year was the race to Mandal on the Southernmost tip of Norway during the first week in August. There was an excellent turn out of 14 yachts, and the larger ones caught a fast weather window with stiff westerlies giving an exciting 50+ hour ride […]

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Cruising the Chesapeake

Julie Elliott Inspired by an article in the July Yachting Monthly, we decided to spend our summer holiday this year cruising the Chesapeake Bay on America’s east coast. We’ve had ExtroBitionist for 5 years now and enjoy cruising the Northumbrian coast. However each time we’ve attempted to head north for a sailing holiday in Scotland, we’ve been either […]

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The magical waterways of Blindleia

Joint Venture – Norway 1997 Brian Lowrie A quick North Sea Race time of just over two days to Mandal left us plenty of time to demolish the duty free, explore the town and relax in the sunshine. However we only had one week, and we were anxious to explore the Norwegian Coast. Our North […]

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With Percy across the pond.

Dick Bailey I wracked my small brain to invent an arresting title for this account of the 1996 ARC race in Kibito – I failed, but at least I found one, courtesy of Steve Green, to make your toes curl! Kibito (don’t ask what the name means – there isn’t time for the answer) is […]

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Gay Caroline’s Vertue Viking Cruise

Fiona Mathieson The written version of this Log was a Regional winner of the RYA Sail Cruising Committee’s Log Competition in 1997. No sooner had last year’s cruise finished and the salt spray dried on our decks than we’d began to plan this years cruise to Norway. We first heard the tall ships were going […]

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In Tandem

Peter Nicholson (original watercolours by the author) During the long winter of 1996-97 Terry Taylor and I attended the Shore-based Ocean Yachtmaster Course at South Shields Marine Technical College, working together on the homework. In the same winter, the first of my retirement, I enjoyed a trip from Holland with Kevin MacFarlane in his new […]

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What Katy did next

Bob Hopwood An account of Bob and Virginia Hopwood’s 1997 Breton Holiday with Trailer Sailer Manta 19 Katy Ginia loves the sunshine – we both love France and I love boats (Ginia has since been. converted to the cause). This was the recipe for attempting our target of towing Katy to France and sampling the delights of the […]

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