Sailing Stuff

Hobie 16 going like the clappersDuring the summer months I spend occasional weekends sailing a friend's Hobie Cats (a 16 and previously a 21) based at the Eastney Cruising Association, near Portsmouth. For two weeks a year we used to take the boats down to sail in the Carrick Roads, off Falmouth. This is a magical stretch of water, mostly sheltered from the swell but usually has a cracking wind. (Photos)

For sailing links, there's an amazing list of sailing resources at Mark Rosenstein's Sailing Page.

I've recently become interested in slightly bigger boats and have had several adventures on 33'-42' yachts. I have published a log from a recent summer cruise round the Western Isles of Scotland. In 2001 I spent a very enjoyable few days on Korybant sailing around the Stockholm archipelago. (Photos)

{MST logo} I also look after the website for Morning Star of Revelation, a sail training ship. She is a 62ft gaff ketch with a ferro-cement hull. Most of the time, together with Dayspring, she is used for training individuals and groups of youngsters and takes part in the STI Tall Ships' races.

Member of ASTOMorning Star is also a member of ASTO, the Association of Sea Training Organisations, whose website I also look after. If you really like Tall Ships have a look at MAX's website and order his new calendar.

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