Archive for December, 2006

Farne’s World Cruise, Cape Town

Brian Lowrie We arrived in Durban on the 10th Nov after 6000 miles in the turbulent Indian Ocean. What delight to wander ashore from the joint moorings of the Royal Natal Yacht Club (reciprocal membership with our RNYC) and the Point Yacht Club to eat, drink and socialise with friendly locals and other cruisers. But […]

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RYA Practical Cruise, Clyde – Jay

Hugh Stephenson Yacht Jay, a Bavaria 38 Most things these days start on a Web Site. This was no exception. The course notice on the RNYC site gave a glowing description of the Clyde as a sailing area and, if you couldn’t resist, you downloaded an application form. When you got the invitation to the pre-course […]

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RYA Practical Cruise, Clyde – Skua

Kevin Milburn Three Five Men in a Boat Saturday 22nd April. It took three and a half hours to drive to Largs marina where I met up with the rest of the crew of Skua, a 37ft Bavaria. Rob, Ben and Steve all had a lot of cruising experience prior to the start of the course […]

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Farne’s World Cruise – Indian Ocean

Brian Lowrie Early September 2005 found us checking out of Australia, anxious to collect our new EPIRB and get on our way westward. On 12 September we beat our way out of Darwin Bay. We were keen to have a final look at the Kimberleys – a remote area in NW Australia with river gorges […]

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RYA Practical, Full Moon, Clyde

Nick, Steve, Damian & Ian “There’s a full moon out tonight” The infamous voyage of Full Moon. 22nd to the 29th April 2006 in the Clyde Estuary The crew of Full Moon were as follows: Damian and Steve, two friends who had mistakenly booked the wrong holiday on the Internet whilst looking for Ibiza uncensored and found themselves […]

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