Month: September 2006

Onboard the Committee Boat

Today, at Wembley we had a Merlin Rocket Team Racing event. Usually, I work on Saturdays, but I managed to swap it. Steve was supposed to be driving an umpire boat and I had decided to go to the club and see if they needed any help. If not, I could cruise in my Laser…



Back in the UK

Holiday is over, back to work and back to the Welsh Harp. Bubble was sailed at the Brent Regatta, an event organised jointly by BTYC and Seahorse Sailing Club, and finished third on one of the races. Obviously, it wasn’t sailed by me, but this means that she is a good boat that can win…



Cat Sailing – Part 2

Today, as promised, I will tell you how to properly sail a Hobie. The truth is that I didn’t know myself, but thanks to Steve, who’s back in London, we were prepared. Since last time we had problems tacking the Hobie Twixxy, I emailed Steve and asked him to tell me how to do it…



Dinghies vs. Yachts

All these days that I have been lying on the beach, here in Astros, I have been watching sailing boats coming in to the harbour. All of them put the sails away and start the engine well before they come in. We, dinghy sailors, do everything under sail. Launch, sail, come back in. We’re even…



Cat Sailing in the Aegean

As you know I am on a holiday in Greece. I had arranged with Thanasis, a mate of mine, to go sailing. Thanasis holds a Greek Sailing license. It’s for open sea, yacht sailing. He hasn’t sailed a dinghy before, but he likes the idea. He knows dinghies are more responsive to control changes than…



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