Archive for December, 2004

Orkney re-visited

Linda Lane Thornton It is a truth universally acknowledged that yachties possessing a wish to cruise to Orkney must be in want of fair weather. We’d been very lucky in 2003 and had spent some time wondering whether it was too much to think that we’d get good weather two years running when others had […]

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RYA Practical Cruise

Mike Farrell A Competent Crew’s Tale I should have realised at the pre-meeting that things would be cramped. Tony, the gallant captain casually suggested that his car may not be up to the journey to Largs. I therefore volunteered mine, a Renault Scenic where the seats can be taken out. I saw the glint in […]

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Farne’s World Cruise

Anne Lowrie Message sent Friday, October 08, 2004 3:50 AM This was written during our crossing to new Zealand last week and is sent from Whangarei. We are just crossing the South New Hebrides Trench on our way from Fiji to NZ, 400 miles out on the last of our passages for this year, the […]

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Big Cat in the Caribbean

Diane Carr The boat: Leopard 47 ‘Local Hero’ Based at: TMM, Blue Lagoon, St Vincent The skipper/owner: Phil Lever Crewed by: Neil and Pam Bell, John Westwell, Brian Cordiner and Diane Carr Day 1 February 23rd Blue Lagoon Brian and I finally arrived at St Vincent airport (one shack) about 9pm local time after a long […]

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