Archive for December, 1998

1998 – Katy’s Adventure

My Dad, me, David, Barbara and Jacob, were all going up in a car to Edinburgh, so we could sail David’s yacht “Orion” from Edinburgh down to Blyth. David and Barbara are married and have a son, Jacob, who is three. I’m called Katy and I’m eleven, this is how my sailing adventure began. Day […]

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Piracy in Millport

The RNYC RYA Easter Training Cruise 1998 Steve Overs Saturday PM We left Largs in a Moody 31 `Flamingo’, one of four boats. Snowflakes warned of the cold weather to come. Two hours and two tacks later we motored into a Rothesay harbour brimming with boats. It was low water so we couldn’t reach a […]

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Blyth to Orkney on Aquila

Peter Nicholson (original water colours by the author) Terry Taylor on ‘La Sympatia’, and myself on ‘Aquila’ sailed single handed, in ‘tandem’, to Holland in June ’97, and we decided we would do a similar cruise in 1998. Terry has to take his holiday to fit in with his work, and so he had to […]

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