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May bank holiday shake down #1

I headed down late Friday night after being subjected a barrage of abuse from a Jeremy Kyle watching chav down the road, who went ape shit after I gently bumped her car whilst getting out of a tight spot. Ollie and Becki came down for the long weekend, and we had a couple of drinks...

A sail around the Isle of Wight

I arrived in Beaulieu in my folks campervan with Trina. The plan was to take the folks out on Saturday for a little jolly, and then early Sunday morning sail around the Isle of Wight with Trina. It was mums birthday on Monday so what better way to celebrate by pottering down the River Beaulieu,...

Weekend trip to Yarmouth and Newtown Creek

Another weekend, another trip. I headed down to the Hamble with Trina, and found Excalibur where I left her. Everything intact and ready to go. I coughed up a couple of weeks mooring fees, had a bit of lunch and set off for Yarmouth. Nothing spectacular happened on the journey. I didn’t check the tides,...

Excalibur sails over Cowes week – Bembridge

Ok so I didn’t actually race Excalibur over Cowes week, but we did sail around the races. I took a week off work and had the challenge of taking some non-sailing friends (Dave, Kit and Peter) um well sailing, with Ollie joining a little later in the week. I spent Friday prepping the boat before...

Portsmouth – Folly Inn – Chichester

Friday I headed back to Royal Clarence on the Friday as I had to move the boat. Despite being told I was in someones berth, they had rented the berth out to another visiting yachtsman. I was a little chuffed off with all the moving around. I went to pay up for my stay. Wyn who...

Brighton to Portsmouth – A tale of two halves

Attempt #1 On Saturday I headed out with Trina for Chichester, where I first set eyes on Excalibur some four years ago. We sat in the cockpit having a cup of tea in Brighton, debating whether to head out or not. A dark bank of clouds were heading in our general direction. I didn’t like...

Night trip from Ramsgate to Dover

This evenings plan was to hop on a train after work down to Ramsgate, get Excalibur to Dover in the early hours, grab some sleep and train it back to London the next morning. Back at my desk for 9am, no one the wiser! I met a Scottish chap who’s sailing to the Caribbean or...