Reflections on 4 years as roady for my daughter’s Topper sailing campaigns
“Yachtmaster”, has a bit of a ring to it. In the early 1990s I started working towards it completing the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course for the first time. Then one of life’s crash gybes put a stop to sailing for a few years. Gradually through dinghies, a Drascombe Lugger some charters and our Cornish Shrimper … Continue reading “Yachtmaster”
“Always keep a good sailing knife handy. You never know when you will need it” growled the Bo’sun. I was the youngest member of the crew of Sir Winston Churchill and at the time struggling to get to the ex MOD clasp knife buried deep under layers of oil skin in my trouser pocket. The … Continue reading Sailing Knife
A well preserved timber shed salvaged from an abandoned WW2 camp has stood for almost 60 years as a club house beside a very small lake. It is surrounded by dinghies few of which would cost more than a few hundred pounds on E bay. With crumbling surfaces, concrete roadways lead to manicured lawns and … Continue reading Probably the Smallest Sailing Club in the World.