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Sailing a Cabin Cruiser on the Solent. Day one.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, In : Sailing 
Tuesday 21st July 2015. Up at 4.30 am and a lovely drive down to Lymington. The Car, is how many times better than a boat? !) Gets you everywhere, 2) Quick, 3) Comfortable, 4) Cheap per mile. That's at least four times better.
However, boats it is, so let's remember what happened: I got sails on and stuff chucked in the cabin, and only a couple of pints of water in the bilges. I'd gone down so early hoping the boat hadn't already sunk since launching the day before, because, in the first 20 mi...
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Shearwater Sailing Club Open Day - I'm stuck!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : Sailing 
" I'm stuck in the wrong side of the boat!" Shouts our good friend Judy, Sure enough, there she was, sat down at the stern with the tiller and tiller extension wrapped round her waist. I'd given Judy the helm on our club's open day and things could have gone horribly wrong... Luckily we were able to tack back and regain control.
Earlier, I'd taken a first time sailor Ben out for a spin and we capsized in a big gust. We both legged it to the high side and I flew over the top onto the dagger boa...
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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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