Archive for December, 2000

RYA Training Cruise

Largs & the Clyde 22/29th April 2000 30 aspiring students and 6 brave instructors converged on Largs Marina one fine Saturday in April. Each of the six chartered yachts became melting pots of human talents and characters as the crews rapidly got to know each other in the cockpits and confined spaces below. Some had […]

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Coastal Skipper on the Clyde

Ann Brindle Day 1:¬†Geoff and I joined RAKI III, a Westerly Fulmar at Largs Yacht Haven after a quick sandwich lunch with Joyce. We enjoyed the sunshine while packing our gear into the boat, and met the rest of the crew. John and Stuart seemed friendly and helpful, and our instructor Colin was obviously a […]

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Millennium Norway Race

David Morgan Albany Express skippered by David Morgan won the Millennium Race to Norway. Albany Express has now raced to Norway 3 times , 1994, 1997 and now 2000. We had a terrific start, leading the fleet across the line. It took ten minutes for the big boats Bright Eyes ” Oyster 41 ” and […]

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North Sea Crossing

Phil Walton Royal Northumberland Yacht Club Millennium Race from Blyth to Mandal It has been a lifetime ambition to cross the North Sea in a small boat ever since my first time to Norway by ferry forty years ago. My chance came with the Millennium race organised by the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club from Blyth […]

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