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A Sailors Diary – from Lake to Bluewater Yachting!

The Caribbean 600 2019 – A Crew’s Review Having caught the racing bug at Concord Yacht Club and searching for ways to gain Bluewater experience, I researched ways to crew offshore races.  I settled on the Caribbean 600- a newer race in its 11thyear, offering warmer weather conditions and good […]

RORC Caribbean 600 2019 – ‘EH01’ Round-up

RORC 2019 EH01 Skipper & Crew

What a race, as usual the RORC Caribbean 600 produced some tough but amazing racing.   We prepared well on ‘EH01’, as usual and all crew were excited to take on this fantastic race course; some for a second time around! The weather was forecast to be 15-20knots, slightly north or […]

ARC 2018 – DAY 14 EH01

Yesterday we listened to The Proclaimers as we crossed the 500 mile remaining mark.  Still a long way to go, but when you look at a map (chart in boating terms) you can see how close we are. Our time on board is now being measured in days rather than […]

ARC 2018 – DAY 14 QUOKKA

It is getting warmer and warmer here and it definitely feels like the end of the trip. We have had some good exciting winds over the last 24 hrs. The last two nights were full of squalls that were following us relentlessly. We call them little or monstrous turtles because […]

ARC 2018 – Day 11 – ‘QUOKKA’

Very interesting to read the blogs being sent in from ‘Quokka’ and ‘EH01’ and compare their experiences of the same weather conditions just a few miles apart. ARC 2018 – Day 11 – ‘Quokka’ Well that was a fun night with squall of rain and winds to 30kts gusts! It […]

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