Archive for the ‘Cruising Log’ Category

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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The Log of the Iolanthe 1930

The Skipper: A Johnson Crewed by Geoffrey and Robin The gaff sloop Iolanthe was a double-ender built at Kolbjornsvik, Arendal in Norway in 1915. This, the third of Arthur Johnson’s logs, and his last on board Iolanthe, recounts a cruise in company with Brunette from the River Tyne towards Aberdeen. 9/8/30 Iolanthe took her departure […]

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The Log of the Iolanthe 1928

The Skipper: A Johnson 1st Mate and Purser: R Davy A.B.: L Davy Cabin Boy: T Thackary The gaff sloop Iolanthe was built at Kolbjornsvik, Arendal in Norway in 1915. In 1928 her owner, Arthur Johnson, was a member of Tynemouth Sailing Club. He joined the Northumberland Yacht Club later. This log recounts a cruise […]

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The Log of the Iolanthe 1927

The Skipper: A Johnson The crew: R Davy The double-ended gaff sloop Iolanthe was built at Kolbjornsvik, Arendal in Norway in 1915. In 1927 her owner, Arthur Johnson, was a member of Tynemouth Sailing Club. He joined the Northumberland Yacht Club later. In common with other yachts of the time, Iolanthe was laid up in […]

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The Log of the Rowena: Oban to Blyth 1931

By Manus O’Donnell Leaving home at Cullercoats on Friday morning 7th August 1931, for Newcastle where an hour was spent in attending to necessary business, a start was made for Carlisle. Unfortunately our Armstrong Siddeley when a few miles on the way proclaimed the fact that she had a broken spring, which necessitated slow running […]

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Through Patagonia with Lista Light

Brian Lowrie When our son David and his wife Katharine invited us to join them to take their old wooden gaff ketch, Lista Light, through the Chilean channels of Patagonia, we couldn’t refuse.  Lista Light is a 75 year old, 50ft converted Norwegian fishing vessel with a 13ft bowsprit which they had purchased in UK in 2008. They […]

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RYA Practical Cruise, Clyde – Dipper

Angus Robson Those abandoning all hope were Mike Bradley- Course Skipper Mike Shipway- Coastal Skipper Practical Chris Eggett- Coastal Skipper Practical James Robson- Competent Crew Angus Robson- Competent Crew Our Vessel Dipper a 38ft Jeanneau Sunshine class Sat 16th April Arrived Largs  12.30 and met with the lovely Avril from Flamingo Charters, from whom myself and James had […]

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