Archive for January, 2014

1st Wednesday Talks – February

Good news; It is February next week, and a great talk is lined up for the 1st Wednesday Talk on, yes you’ve guessed it, Wednesday 5th February starting at 8.00pm CARPE DIEM Tony, John and their crew covered over 2000 miles in 5 months around the coast of Britain, will their robust sense of humour, […]

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BaRNYCles

Now that the have established a direction, however misguided some may say that is. We would like to invite any member who is a musician, budding musician, singer or other interested party to come along to our practice sessions. The next one takes place at 1800hrs Sunday 26th January on board HY Tyne. You are […]

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Weather Observations Project

Frank Singleton has written asking for help to bring WOW to the attention of anyone with an automatic weather station. The idea of crowd sourcing weather observations is the next big thing in forecasting. Your Android phone can be a mobile weather station see http://weathersignal.com/. The WOW project Frank refers to is being run by […]

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Welcome to the new RNYC web site

After a long period of effort, we’ve released the new RNYC web site. I’ve been greatly assisted by Adrian Park (who’s done the lovely graphical work as well as some of the technical stuff) as well as Bruce Grant who’s done a lot of tedious work copying content over as well as adding some new […]

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Josephine of Hoo’s Cruise to Scotland 1987

Blyth to Clachnaharry Josephine received no more than a perfunctory lick of varnish, and a coat of anti-fouling, for her winter re-fit in 1986/87. There was much more work to be done on her “tender”, a Mirror Dinghy called M-T. M-T had suffered a stove-in bow in a collision with the safety boat during Cadet Week 1986. In case anyone […]

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Josephine of Hoo’s Cruise to the Shetlands 1986

Blyth to Kirkwall The crew for Josephine‘s 1986 cruise were my brother, Colin, with whom, many years ago, I used to sail on an old GP14 dinghy, and Edward Chester, who readers of Josephine‘s previous logs, will have encountered on her cruise to Denmark in 1984, and to the Dutch Provinces in 1985. This year we decided to forgo […]

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Josephine of Hoo’s Cruise to the Netherlands 1985

Blyth to Ijmuiden (via Whitby) In 1984, Josephine of Hoo cruised extensively in Danish waters. Her crew became so enamoured of flat, tideless seas, sunshine and soft winds, that in 1985 the decision was made to re-sample the luxury of continental sailing, by visiting Holland. The crew were to be Edward Chester and Don MacFaul, […]

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Josephine of Hoo’s Farœs Cruise 1982

  1. Planning 2. The first leg – Blyth to Kirkwall 3. Orkney to Farœ 4. Torshavn 5. Klaksvik, Eidi, Vestmanhavn 6. Farœ to Orkney 7. Skarabrae and Maeshowe 1. Planning We did not choose to cruise to the Farœ Islands in the same year as the Falklands Crisis, but the coincidence demonstrated that most people have […]

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Goddess Freya’s Orkney Cruise 1979

The boat and her crew Goddess Freya is a Folkboat, 25′ LOA, 7′.2 Beam and 4′ Draft. Long keeled and with the legendary sea-kindliness of her class, she seemed a good boat for the trip, even if the absence of both a self-draining cockpit or a reliable auxiliary motor added to the hazards of longer […]

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Old cruising logs

I have been puzzling what to do with my old cruising logs, and have decided to post them on the RNYC website. I hope you like them. See the Cruising page. ABG

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