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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 I'm now looking for a Day Skipper training. 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!
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Posted by Peter Barnes on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : Sailing 
Fantastic holiday with . 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.
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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...
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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 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.
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