Don't do it 23! btw Bosham is one of my mostest favorite places on Earth
The boat that sank:Last week, former round-the-world sailor Mr Mustoe ran into some trouble when his yacht, Harrier of Down, lost steering in the North Sea and narrowly missed a gas and oil platform.
Mr Mustoe initially refused to leave the yacht, which was also his home, as he didn’t want it to be left abandoned. After eventually being persuaded to get on board a Norwegian coastguard cutter, the boat was being towed to Bergen in Norway when it sank in the North Sea.
Now, an appeal is being made to the yachting community and the wider general public seeking a total of £25,000 to help Mustoe – at the time of writing, the campaign had raised £1,790 with 27 days remaining of the appeal period.
Read more at Appeal launched for lone yachtsman Julian Mustoe
twentythreedom - the Miller Fifer my mate restored was launched at Whitehaven yesterday. In about the only possible lull in the bad weather ... and now too wet & windy to risk rigging the mainmast and for the next few days.
pictures to follow ... it took me quite a while to dry out yesterday, it chucked a lot of rain at us whilst the crane loaded her onto the lowloader.
Yeah, a dart 16..... Its away from the lake at the moment as the club shut down and they wanted to sell all the boats to pay their debts, but its re-opened now..I'll come dinghy sailing sim, definitely. You've got a Dart iirc?
The laser one really is the vanguard of single handed dinghies isn't it? I think its one of the best selling boats around and has been so for a long time. My dad has one of those in spain.Blowing my own trumpet - I used to be a RYA dinghy instructor...
On the boat front - the laser 1 is a fantastic classic, the laser 2 is great fun and the Hobie Cats and, in particular the Tornado, are scarily quick and terrifying when you pitchpole capsize them.
But the RS800 is the most difficult boat that I have ever sailed by some distance and also the most exciting.
What's awesome about Cats, as far as I can remember because it's years since I sailed one, is once you get the boat properly set, trimmed and balanced, the whole vessel starts humming and vibrating. Out on the trapeze at speed, it's pretty amazing.The laser one really is the vanguard of single handed dinghies isn't it? I think its one of the best selling boats around and has been so for a long time. My dad has one of those in spain.
I love cats, ever since I first sailed one......... I learnt to sail when I was 4 in an oppy, messed about with toppers, wayfarers, wanderers, kestrels and all sorts of what I'd call old school dinghies, but after my first go on a cat about age 11, I was hooked. They're the drag racers of the dinghy world.
I have to say I think the hardest boat I've had a go at is the 49er Skiff.
I did my RYA windsurf instructor course when I was 15, but I didn't quite get it as I didn't really have all the confidence. All my windsurfing kit is stashed in the garage, and I'd love to get back into it, but windsurfing could be hugely exhilarating, and hugely frustrating. As I'm learning to scuba dive at the moment though, I'm thinking about selling the windsurfing kit to buy scuba gear.
Have any of you's done competent crew, and recommend somewhere to do it?
Two yachtsmen who have been rescued ninetimes in seven months have been describedas a "catastrophe waiting to happen" and urged to "leave UK waters".In the latest mishap, US citizens Bob Weise and Steve Shapiro, both 71, had to seek help in Hayle Harbour, Cornwall, when their sailingboat tipped over, causing a fire on board.Veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is among those criticising the pair.The duo previously told BBC News they wereexperienced enough for the trip.
I saw those two on the news the other day, they're a couple of pricks.Sir RKJ lays down the law
Robin Knox-Johnston tells rescued sailors to 'get the hell out of our waters' - BBC News
You have no idea how happy that makes me Nice oneI've just booked my first intro/taster sailing session.
If I like it (I will), there's options for further courses. RYA level 1 and whatever. What's the best path to be able to hire a nice boat in Europe? That's my aim. Go to Croatia or Green and take a boat round some islands for a few weeks. I know this might take a few years(?) but don't know the best way to get to that point.
This is all your fault...tempting me into a life I can't affordYou have no idea how happy that makes me Nice one
Wrt chartering in Europe, you need RYA Day Skipper or ICC
RYA usual route: Start Sailing - - > Competent Crew - - > DS
This is all your fault...tempting me into a life I can't afford
So from what I've been reading, I reckon if I put my mind to it I could have DS by next summer? Sounds good if so.