Charmary in the Baltic

Charmary in the Baltic Charmary is a 1990 Starlight 39. I purchased her in 2011 as just the second owner. After a round-Britain trip 2012-14, we decided that a change of cruising ground was a good plan. However, as Robert Burns would have put it “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, Gang aft […]

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Simo’s summer cruise to the Scillies

Rather than go separately and singlehanded on 2 boats Dave Majski and Geoff Hilditch decided to go together on Dave’s Sadler 34 Simo and try to venture further afield for this year’s summer cruise. Plan “A” was Skye but, due to the relentless succession of depressions and rain in Scotland in May, Plan “B” was adopted, being to try for the Isles of Scilly.

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Cruising in Brittany

Audierne is not my favourite French port, although one has to say that the competition is pretty tough. But when you have just succeeded in going “round the corner” and tackled the notorious Raz de Sein, (which you must take at slack water) and finally made it to Southern Brittany, you are so pleased to come upon this little harbour, that it is hard to resist.

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Reaching Home

We didn’t mean to go to Dielette. Gill and I had eased “Ptarmigan” quietly out of St Peter Port in Guernsey at 0600 to catch the full 6 hours of tide to carry us to Cherbourg. It’s 44 miles on the chart, but with a big tide through the Alderney Race, plus the forecast NW force 4 on the beam, 6 hours would be plenty. Lunch in France!

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Jonty and Morag Clews aboard Freebird, their Sadler 34, quietly slipped out of Liverpool Marina on the 19th May 2016 for an extended summer cruise. The aim was to leisurely cruise north from Liverpool with the most northerly destination being Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, then cruise south returning to Liverpool by mid September.

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