Sailpb blog

Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Day skipper with Kipper?

Posted by Peter Barnes on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Sailing 
Hi Guys,
Having completed my Competent Crew certificate with tallships.org I'm now looking for a Day Skipper training. http://www.kippersailing.co.uk/home-c-276.html looks as if it would fit the bill. Let me know if you have any other suggestions. I need to get out on the water again because I've lost that 'still at sea' sensation you get when you go to bed after a day sailing. I want more!
Continue reading ...
 

Tallships.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : Sailing 
Fantastic holiday with www.tallships.org . These guys made it happen: Training, RYA competent crew certificate, 12 hours night time helming and watches, 270 miles trip, 7 days, good food, pretty stop off places, climbing the yard arms, learning the ropes, hauling on them........
A big thank you guys!
Check out stuff on my tallships page.
Continue reading ...
 

A Harpsichord - but not as we know it..

Posted by Peter Barnes on Sunday, January 8, 2012, In : Harpsichords 
My first harpsichord came from Devon, in a cardboard box. once made, I could lift the heavy end easily, even though I was only 13 at the time.
I'm now working on a Feldberg which came with it's owner in a hired van. One look and I knew we needed John the Builder to help move it. I have difficulty rolling on the workshop floor. In order to take the keyboards out you have to remove both front legs. It's a good idea chock it up on some sturdy supports rather than sit with it resting on your knees...
Continue reading ...
 

Tall ships bug

Posted by Peter Barnes on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Sailing 
I've got it - the tall ships bug. Just booked 'an adventure' with www.tallships.org and they're taking me away to Tenerife to crew for a week. Come and join me - check it out. Prices start at £99.
How did I get into all this sailing stuff? 
P.S. I've just found the highlighter widget.
Continue reading ...
 
 
Make a Free Website with Yola.