Miscellaneous Scribbles


“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”

Sailing Knife

“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