Tag Archives: The Sea

First Sail of 2020

At long last, after a long and nasty winter and the lockdown back-to-back, I had my first sail of this year in my little Tabur 320. I made a series of short videos and they are joined together. Veules les … Continue reading

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More on the Huntingford Helm Impeder

Here is a video I have just made about the Huntingford Helm Impeder as described on page 58 of Roger Barnes’ “The Dinghy Cruising Companion”. I have already written on this subject on Huntingford Helm Impeder. A video is a … Continue reading

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In Homage to Bernard Moitessier

I have often written about Bernard Moitessier (1925 – 1994), the French (born in Indochina) sailor who dared to sail around the world non-stop and single handed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Instead of winning the race, … Continue reading

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Swallows & Amazons for Grown-ups

Two years have passed since the last Semaine du Golfe. It gets better every time (every two years) as more people bring their boats and the organisational logistics people become more experienced. This year, it is from the 27th May … Continue reading

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Brittany!

We looked towards the Admiral, where high the Peter flew, And all our hearts were dancing like the sea. These are just a couple of lines taken from Henry John Newbolt’s poem The Old Superb set to music by C.V. Stanford. … Continue reading

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Reality

I just came across an article about the downside of sailing by Robert Persig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Cruising Blues and Their Cure. This is something I notice about many Youtube videos about young … Continue reading

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Homage à Jacques Sternberg

My thoughts are brought back to Jacques Sternberg who must have been quite a character. He was a journalist and novelist, and sailed a small boat in almost all weathers on the English Channel. Jacques Sternberg was born in Belgium … Continue reading

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