Archive for December, 2005

Farne’s World Cruise – Australia

Brian Lowrie After nearly a week in the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea we needed to get going west again. After a BBQ on a deserted island with three Aussie yachts the previous evening we set off through the surrounding reefs, into deep water and towards Australia’s “Top End”. We had considered avoiding Australia […]

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Summer Wine in the Baltic

Diane Carr Skipper: Colin Davidson (Foggy) Crew: Mary Ryder (Edie), John White (Barry ), Brian Cordiner (Cleggy  ), Diane Carr (Marina  ) Location: Copenhagen Day 1 July 25th 2004 Arrived late evening at Kastrup Lystebehavn after a very easy and inexpensive  Easyjet flight and a short taxi ride.  Colin was impressed by the low marina […]

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RYA Practical Cruise – Kookaburra

Keith Cameron Saturday May 28 Bob and I were first to arrive in a very wet car park at Craobh Marina. We chatted with the owners of Kookaburra, the Jeanneau Sunrise 34 that was to be our home for the next week, while we waited for the rest of the squad to turn up. We […]

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RYA Practical Cruise – Jay

Caroline Bellerby The RNYC’s practical course this year was extremely eventful, especially aboard our yacht Jay, a nicely appointed 40 ft Bavaria that, unfortunately, did not handle quite as well as she looked. There were four of us students on board – Shirley, Keith, Andrew and me – all doing Coastal Skipper – and our […]

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RYA Practical Cruise – Flamingo

Gordon Bellerby We were a motley bunch, the crew of yacht Flamingo. Jason a policeman, John a surgeon, Jim a radio engineer and myself a farmer, all doing Day Skipper, and then there was Pete, our instructor, whose long and varied life had encompassed most of our individual skills and more. We were ready for […]

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